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Washing boot liners to "freshen them up" off season

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I've got several pairs of boots, and I do like to keep things clean.  So I started in "washing" them.

Just a laundry sink full of hot sudsy water and a scrub brush at present. The first pair is draining over the sink now ;-)

  But I'm thinking of sending them all through a "delicate" cycle in the wash machine.  Warm Warm of course!  ;-)

 

Anyone care to share experience?

post #2 of 8

The shop vac is your dryout friend. 

post #3 of 8
I use baking soda instead of soap, and sometimes a little bleach ( not with baking soda) if they are really nasty. I have a boot dryer but that shop vac idea is good. I also leave them out in the sun for a few hours. I never put them all back together until I'm ready to ski again. I clean the shells when I wash my car. My boots never smell bad, so it must work.


BK
post #4 of 8

Give tea tree oil soaps a go in place of bleach.

post #5 of 8
Does that kill mildew and fungus? That's the only reason to use bleach.

BK
post #6 of 8

Yes, bacteria too.

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Originally Posted by Bode Klammer View Post

Does that kill mildew and fungus? That's the only reason to use bleach.

BK


I fumigated my liners in a plastic bag with moth balls.  That killed the mold, then they got lots of airing.  It worked.  Either of the two types of moth balls are toxic, so keep them in plastic and air anything they contact very well.

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Somehow,  rinsing out the salt makes so much sense.

 

Heck,  I wash my socks after every use.

 

Mothballs?   nah....not for me.

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