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Rubbing/Isopropyl Alcohol to Disinfect Liners?

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Hi all - I just purchased a pair of used boots ('11 Lange RX 130) and I'm looking to disinfect (not deodorize - they smell fine) the liners.  Any thoughts on whether or not saturating the liners in rubbing/isopropyl alcohol would damage the liners?  I'm not a germophobe, but my father-in-law's recent bout of MRSA has me a little on edge about these things.  Thanks!

post #2 of 6

anything that you soak a liner in has the risk of damaging the glues that hold the padding in place, so probably best avoided, over here in the uk we have a spray called bugs away it is a surface cleaner which kills all sorts of bugs and germs, a light spray with something like that and let the liner dry naturally should do the trick (if there was anything there in the first place)

 

you may be better with a shoe discenfectent  like they use at the bowling alley which will kill any fungus in the toe box (more likely than any other bug to be in there)

post #3 of 6

Moved from Ask the Boot Guys..Not a technical question, but members probably have some good ideas.  I know when the dog relieved itself in a pair of boots last year, we had lots of useful ideas. eek.gif

post #4 of 6

I would just grab a can of lysol or whatever disinfectant from the household aisle at the store and go to town.  Lysol is mostly alcohol anyway.

 

This would at least get an even layer on the fabric rather then dunking it.  As far as damage goes, I don't think it would, liners get damp from your sweat and occasional snow anyway.

 

 

post #5 of 6

Put some baking soda/dry/  inside, let it stay  overnight.... Get rid of the soda later and wipe inside liner with damp/wet cloth soaked with vinegar..

post #6 of 6

Make a mixture of Pinesol and water and spray on.

 

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