New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Boot Liner cleaning?

post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
I don't know where to put this, but I need some help.

After my crash, my boot had a considerable amount of blood in it. It was quickly rinsed and set aside, then about 4 days later, thoroughly rinsed till the water was clear.

It's drying, but it smells. : Any ideas on what will rid the boot of 'that smell' so it can be used again without offending any nearby vultures?
post #2 of 25
Google it. I just typed in "cleaning blood on fabric" and a whole bunch of sites came up.

It seems like the most efficient one is peroxide, but caution that if left too long it may degrade the fabric .... dried blood you have to leave it on longer .... the big flag was to follow with a good immediate washing or two to make sure you get all of the peroxide out.

Something about the peroxide breaking down the protien in the blood.

Then .... there is the issue of the foam ... ????

Fabreeze (sp.) ... maybee after a shot of the peroxide.
post #3 of 25
Thread Starter 
The problem with a boot liner is that it's thick and you can't really get down into the toe area.

I'll try that stuff, Yukes. I love these boots and want to save them.
post #4 of 25
question for you, vsp, Noodler:

Would it be appropriate to change them for something with a different cuff height?
post #5 of 25
My first thought was also fabreeze. Second idea is my local rental room uses an airesol spray before puting boots back on the shelf. I'd bet it's both anti smell and anti bacterial. Third idea. Deer hunters use a spry to absorb their scent so the deer can't smell them. It may be the same as Fabreeze without the perfume.
Hope you're feeling and healing well.
post #6 of 25
Peroxide cleans blood. Maybe Baking soda for the smell? Can you put boot liners in the washing machine? Maybe the dish washer would be better.
post #7 of 25
Bonni,

here is your answer. go to the grocery store, City Market/King Soopers carries it around here, and get "Carbona" brand Blood and Milk stain remover.

you may find info at www.carbona.com but the website seems to be down today.

this stuff works. it is an enzyme cleaner, which means it will be absorbed by the fabric and then "eat" the blood away. They have different formulas for all kinds of stains but you want the one for "blood and milk". If you can't find it where you are, you can PM me and when I get some time, I could send you some. They cost like 4 bucks each in Aspen so prob like 2 bucks anywhere else.

this will work because it consumes the blood. Nice huh?

good luck

Lloyd
post #8 of 25
A. A couple of runs through the washing machine with a strong detergent.

B. An e-mail to the boot manufacturer with a link to your accident. My gut is they will possibly send you new liners.

C. What boots and what size? We have quite a few extra liners around from boots we switched to Thermoflex.
post #9 of 25
I have heard that milk (as in what is in the fridge for cereal) will get blood out of fabrics too (by nurses at a hospital). You could certainly give the boots a milk bath and let them soak in it much longer than I would trust peroxide. Then another round of water rinsing out until the water is clear. It may be worth a shot. I would suspect the smell is the blood down in the foam and liner penterated.
post #10 of 25
could you have them dry-cleaned?
post #11 of 25
As a diver, I've tried several products over the years to remove the smell in my wet suits.
Nothing works any better than woolite clothes detergent.
Also, it's gentle, so my neoprene has lasted for years.
Wish I could still fit in it!

Maybe use a little peroxide, or a dry cleaning solution, to clean the blood residue, then clean with woolite.
post #12 of 25

3% peroxide

this works great, and will not harm the fabric. you can put enough in to saturate the toes. let it sit quite a while, and repeat as necessary. will require several applications.
post #13 of 25
Throw it in the washer with other clothes to help agitate the liner (just as you would wash anything else). Let the liner air dry or dry with a boot dryer should be good as new.
post #14 of 25
Comprex poses an interesting consideration regarding changing out Bonni's boots.

When my son broke his Tibia (boot top spiral) last season I did change out his boots based on my concern that they were a bit too stiff. The new boots were softer and lower (and eased dad's concerns!).

However, my research on bone healing since my accident seems to indicate that bones actually heal stronger in the area of the break. This would provide a strong reason to remain in the same boots.

For me (and this is just a mental thing on my part) I'm working on getting rid of the gear that was involved in my accident. I thought long and hard about it and decided that I would make it part of my mental healing (some may find this very strange). I pictured myself skiing again, using that same gear, and realized that I never would do it. The skis and bindings are already gone and I'm kind of on the fence about the boots.
post #15 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Noodler View Post

For me (and this is just a mental thing on my part) I'm working on getting rid of the gear that was involved in my accident. I thought long and hard about it and decided that I would make it part of my mental healing (some may find this very strange). I pictured myself skiing again, using that same gear, and realized that I never would do it. The skis and bindings are already gone and I'm kind of on the fence about the boots.
Getting rid of current gear to get new gear.............Nah, not such a crazy thing. Maybe I should do it too, you know, just to support you, bonni, and any other injured bears.

I wonder if any other bears will be willing to sell their gear to buy new gear in the interest of changing the casualty Karma?
post #16 of 25
Thread Starter 
Interesting idea, Noodler, and one Jeff and I bantered about last night. We were thinking the skis were the issue, since other women had some feelings about them, too.

However, the bindings will go, the rest will stay. I love those boots! And this leg will just bend from now on (tee hee). Now, how do I bust the other'n and get a matched bionic set? Woof.

I will miss those 'britches', though. And I had on a pair of Fox River womens ski socks, pink, with skiers on the tops, that are gone, gone, gone. I'm sure they cut that off, too.
post #17 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bonni View Post
Interesting idea, Noodler, and one Jeff and I bantered about last night. We were thinking the skis were the issue, since other women had some feelings about them, too.

However, the bindings will go, the rest will stay. I love those boots! And this leg will just bend from now on (tee hee). Now, how do I bust the other'n and get a matched bionic set? Woof.

I will miss those 'britches', though. And I had on a pair of Fox River womens ski socks, pink, with skiers on the tops, that are gone, gone, gone. I'm sure they cut that off, too.
Why get rid of just the bindings? When you got the skis, were the bindings adjusted to the boots by a shop or did Jeff jsut adjust them to the boots and set the DIN to what you were in the past? The is one of the minuses of the new integrated systems, I know this si what I did with Lolas. when her knee blew out, I couldn't help but wonder, had I had shop torque them properly, would that had been the difference?
post #18 of 25
Thread Starter 
I believe the shop did tune and set the DIN.....Jeff? I leave all that stuff to him, since he's into it.
post #19 of 25
You might try a boot deodorant:. Check out this web address. (http://www.tognar.com/boot_heater_wa....html#SPK-BJ20
post #20 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
Why get rid of just the bindings? When you got the skis, were the bindings adjusted to the boots by a shop or did Jeff jsut adjust them to the boots and set the DIN to what you were in the past? The is one of the minuses of the new integrated systems, I know this si what I did with Lolas. when her knee blew out, I couldn't help but wonder, had I had shop torque them properly, would that had been the difference?
My thoughts exactly. I set them and will always wonder if that contributed.
post #21 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bonni View Post
. And I had on a pair of Fox River womens ski socks, pink, with skiers on the tops, that are gone, gone, gone. I'm sure they cut that off, too.
nah---you still have one sock!
post #22 of 25

Boot liners

See if you can buy new liners form the maufacturer. They often have them available as spare parts.

jv
post #23 of 25

Boot liners

See if you can buy new liners from the maufacturer. They often have them available as spare parts.

jv
post #24 of 25
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by rmmaster View Post
You might try a boot deodorant:. Check out this web address. (http://www.tognar.com/boot_heater_wa....html#SPK-BJ20
Any smilie but the rolled eyes would not have left me pissed at your comment. Perhaps I'm a little bit touchy, but what a callous thing to say.

I guess if I just had smelly feet instead of a BOOT FULL OF BLOOD FROM THE BONE GOING THROUGH MY SKIN, then deodorant might just work.:

It smells like week old raw hamburger left in a hot car. Yeah, deodorant is just what I need.: :
post #25 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by skier_j View Post
My thoughts exactly. I set them and will always wonder if that contributed.
Test them now.


And thanks for the considered answer, Noodler.
I still have Ti mid-shin so I was thinking more along the lines of bike tubing and lugs than living bone.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: General Skiing Discussion