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washing tow strap

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by XHitman396, Dec 19, 2002.

  1. XHitman396

    XHitman396 1/2 ton status

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    its gettin colder now, and a pain in the ass to drag out the hose and put it back just to wash off my tow strap, anyone ever put one in a washing machine? just on rinse with no soap or anything, i was thinkin about it, but thought i would get some opinion first, thanks
     
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    I always just take mine to the local car wash, unroll it and spray it out with the wand on rinse, no soap. Mostplaces even heat the bays if it's real cold
     
  3. Shaggy

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    <font color="green"> I have washed mine before, I just used Tide. Worked pretty good and didn't seem to degrade the strap at all. </font color>
     
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    You know how to work a washing machine? I'm not even sure where ours is.../forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

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  5. XHitman396

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    well i had to call my mom to ask for directions, but i got 'er done /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    You know how to work a washing machine? I'm not even sure where ours is...


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    <font color="green"> Where else would I wash my shop rags? /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif </font color>
     
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    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    Where else would I wash my shop rags?

    [/ QUOTE ] Those things leave a mess in the washing machine, so I go to the laundramat to wash 'em! /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif
     
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    so I go to the laundramat

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    Here in the good ol' USofA it's a place that has lots of coin operated washing machines and dryers. But they only take quarters, no loonies or toonies. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    there is a soap we use for cleaning climbing ropes and it's also for fire hoses and it would work well on a tow strap. BUT it's $30 a gallon. woolite is the only other soap safe for rope washing and the only thing i'd wash my strap in. and that's only if it's oily, just dirt i'd spray out at a carwash.
     
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    all i have to say is that if you share your home with a woman DO NOT put anything even slightly dirty in the washer. it would save you a lot of misery to just buy a new strap.
     
  14. I thought that's what a washing machine was for, dirty things. Does that mean that you have to go to a l-a-u-n-d-r-a-m-a-t and wash every thing before you put it in the washer at home? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    <font color="green"> I just do it when she isn't home, then run the washer empty after I'm done. SO far I haven't been caught. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif </font color>
     
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    At my old place the washing machine was in the garage and dumped into a large sink. I would put oily rags in there and let the drain water from the washing machine wash them before I put them in the machine.
     
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    <font color="green"> I just pour a can of Coke into the washer with the rags and detergent. Works great! </font color>
     
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    i use the washing machine at my work
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