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Hi all, sad question but got my nice body paint 2 shorts, but don't want to ruin them in wash.

Can i use nikwax tech wash? like I use for my gabba Jersey? (Castelli recommended this)

Or just use non bio on a simple 30wash?
Cheers

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mrmo [2088 posts] 3 years ago
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only got velocissimo's, two years old alot of miles, whatever non-bio is on offer, gentle 30 wash and just let air dry. The white bits aren't as white as they were in a few places.

Never touch chain and then wipe fingers on white lycra  20

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Colin Peyresourde [1749 posts] 3 years ago
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mrmo wrote:

only got velocissimo's, two years old alot of miles, whatever non-bio is on offer, gentle 30 wash and just let air dry. The white bits aren't as white as they were in a few places.

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I got these and was on the RAB, my chain dropped and somehow I managed to get chain grease everywhere. Never got the damn stain out and I love these bibshorts.

I have the body paint ones too. I try to use liquitabs - non-bio etc. I wouldn't recommend putting them in the dryer.

Does the nikwak work on the Gabba? I haven't treated mine, and it still seems to do the job.

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Gkam84 [9088 posts] 3 years ago
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I don't trust any of my cycling gear in the washing machine. I use Pro-Clean Kit wash and the kitchen sink with warm water and wash it all by hand.

Ring it out as best I can and hang on the line for the day. Then inside the warm cupboard on a air dryer over night  26

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chrismday [49 posts] 3 years ago
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Colin Peyresourde wrote:

Never touch chain and then wipe fingers on white lycra ...

I got these and was on the RAB, my chain dropped and somehow I managed to get chain grease everywhere. Never got the damn stain out and I love these bibshorts.

If you carefully rub Swarfega (original green gel version) into the grease stain, leave for 20 minutes, rinse out and then wash as normal, I find this successfully gets rid of grease stains.

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Simon E [2774 posts] 3 years ago
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Not sure about heavy grease stains but some kind of detergent or stain remover should be OK provided you wash it out thoroughly.

For washing a little Ecover laundry liquid in the washing-up bowl and use some elbow grease. Only takes a few minutes, then the shorts go on the line.

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blablablacksheep20 [41 posts] 3 years ago
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I'll not use nikwax tech wash then:-) I'll try non bio liquid taps and let you know results.

PS gabba works well after nikwax treatment

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Spud [37 posts] 3 years ago
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Tech wash for bibs!! Don't recall seeing that on the label on mine. Always use bio liquid at 30C. will try the tech wash on the Gabba though..

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blablablacksheep20 [41 posts] 3 years ago
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Update
Washed using non bio powder at 30.Came out fine.

Will stick tech wax for Gibbs;-)