Ideas on how to clean a chorme messenger bag?

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  1. mumm_ra

    mumm_ra New Member

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    good day y'all!
    How are you?
    I recently bought a chrome bag from someone, I was planning to wash it before using it.
    Any ideas on how to clean it?
    I was planning to clean it under the shower with some shampoo, thoughts?
    How do you wash yours? How do you dry it?
    Thanks for your time!!
     
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  2. Jcycle

    Jcycle Active Member

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    You could soak it with some oxyclean in the sink for a while. Some people have used washing machines on a gentle cycle, but I wouldn't recommend it.
     
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    Thanks,
    I don't really want to invest in oxyclean since I don't think I'll use it for anything else.
    Do you think shampoo will damage the bag?
     
  4. CAMPYBOB

    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty sure ballistic Nylon is tougher than your hair.

    Any mild soap from a diluted dish soap to bath soap to shampoo ain't going to kill it. Maybe use a soft bristle brush and lukewarm water.
     
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    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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    From Chrome's FAQ:

    Q. How do I clean my bag?
    A. Here are the cleaning instructions for all of our bags:
    • Wrap the buckle to protect from water
    • Hand wash cold only with nylon brush
    • Use mild detergent
    • Lay flat to dry
    • No bleach

    And there you have it.

    As long as you don't use water that is too damned hot, the shower/shampoo idea is good to go. And fuck that shit about not getting the buckle wet. WTF? Like that thing don't get drowned on the street?

    Just hose it down with WD40 while it dries and after it is thoroughly dried. The WD stands for "Water Displacer". It will dry out just fine.
     
  6. chrislee99777

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    just wash it!
     
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