washing castelli bib shorts

by blablablacksheep20   June 7, 2013  

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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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 Crying

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posted by mrmo [1033 posts]
7th June 2013 - 22:51

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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.

Never touch chain and then wipe fingers on white lycra Crying

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.

posted by Colin Peyresourde [1092 posts]
7th June 2013 - 22:57

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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 Nerd

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posted by Gkam84 [8699 posts]
7th June 2013 - 22:58

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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.

posted by chrismday [49 posts]
8th June 2013 - 7:40

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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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posted by Simon E [1919 posts]
8th June 2013 - 10:24

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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

posted by blablablacksheep20 [49 posts]
8th June 2013 - 12:02

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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..

posted by Spud [47 posts]
10th June 2013 - 12:35

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Update
Washed using non bio powder at 30.Came out fine.

Will stick tech wax for Gibbs;-)

posted by blablablacksheep20 [49 posts]
12th June 2013 - 9:20

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