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Old 09-27-2007, 06:43 PM
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It seems I read on here one time that some of you guys are running your ropes through the washer and dryer. I tried a search, but couldn't find it.

Does anybody here do this? If so, what do you have to watch out for when doing it? Anything special as far as detergent goes?
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I've done/tried it. Mostly I just let them soak. The problem was that they FLOAT.
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I was the one who recently posted about "getting the stink out". Throw 'em in a laundry bag to minimize the mess they'll turn into. I meant to throw mine in a pillow case but forgot. They were twisted and knotted. I think I just used regular detergent but not as much as if I was doing laundry. And yeah, I threw in some clothes while I was at it
As for drying, I just let 'em hang. Ropes are good and don't stink.
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I soak & wash them with ERA or Wisk and if they smell I add a lot of vinegar to the mixture. Lay them out to air dry if weather is good or dryer if weather is bad or in a hurry.
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Bleach on white ropes will clean the crap out of them, colored ropes you can do as advised above.
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I put my white lines in a 5gal bucket of water with a few cups of bleach for a day or two then hang and air dry, my colored lines I wash in Tide (in the washer) and hang and let air dry..........
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I put mine in a lingerie bag and washed them.... helped them from not floating and also from getting tangled in the washer....
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I just threw mine in the washer once and washed like normal clothes, they came out FUBAR.
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I soak them for a couple days in Oxy-Clean then I take them to a laundromat with a big front-load machine. They come out like new.

Alot of it depends on the ropes. Cheap ropes don't do well, neither do twisted ropes.
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Thanks for the info. Some good advice here!
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