Title pretty much says it all....I bought a Textile Jacket and I am wondering what's the best way to clean it?
+1, go find some rain. Cleans up the gear pretty quick.My method is just to ride in the rain, but that may not be ideal...
I have a white leather jacket I use with my Buell, and the Armoral cleaner does wonders for it. It will clean the dirt off, and leave an amazing white finish, without harming the leather. It's not soapy, just a gentle yet effective clear liquid.I have a white textile Joe Rocket, it's got blue arms and patches on it. The white has dirt on it. I see the reference to armor all stuff, but would that really clean it? I keep thinking that wetting it with soapy pads will smear the dirt around. I could see using those to wipe like the inside of a leather jacket (smooth lining type stuff) but staining or smearing the dirt on thick textiles jackets. Sorry I'f I'm a new to this but wanted to ask and see what might be the best option for dirt on thicker white textiles
How do you get dead bugs and tree sap on your headliner? :icon_biggrin:As already mentioned, read the instructions for the specific article. But for most of my textile gear, it involves removing the armor, zipping up the zippers, and washing in cold water with mild detergent in the gentle cycle. Remove and hang dry.
For the occasional quick clean, especially after a bug, tar, oil, etc. filled ride through my local canyon roads, it use Armorall cleaning wipes.
I can't tell you how much I love this stuff. It's gentle on all surfaces, including delicate car fabric like headliners, but removes dried bugs and tree sap like nothing! I use one wipey to clean all the bugs and gunk from my 100 mile canyon rides, there is still enough moisture on the wipe to clean the helmet as well.
Buy this stuff ....