• 07-17-2018
    scepticshock
    Getting perms-stink out of chamois
    I have some liners with chamois that seem to have a perm-stink. They smell ok after a wash, but during a ride when they get sweaty, they just start to reek. The are a couple years old and in otherwise fine condition.

    Any tricks to permanently killing this stink? Thanks!
  • 07-17-2018
    Thoreau
    Ride faster, and into the wind.
  • 07-17-2018
    idividebyzero
    vinegar
  • 07-17-2018
    127.0.0.1
    clean them
    wet them
    microwave 4 minutes
    then toss in washing machine
  • 07-17-2018
    scepticshock
    Interesting ideas. Nuking them should kill the germs.
  • 07-17-2018
    SpeshulEd
    The perms are going to be difficult. Might want to try a leave-in conditioner and then use a hair straigtener after the wash.

    :D
  • 07-17-2018
    WHALENARD
    After you wash them run another cycle. Drop some colloidal silver in and turn your washer off. Let them soak for a bit then finish the cycle. This will work on all synthetic clothing for about 30 uses. Works great, silver is non toxic to us but lethal to bacteria, yeast, etc.
  • 07-17-2018
    scepticshock
    Thanks for the suggestion. I don;t think I can stop the cycle on my side loader, but maybe I can try soaking in the colloidal silver first. Will using Clorox damage the fabric? I figured that might kill everything, but could kill the chamois too.
  • 07-17-2018
    127.0.0.1
    clorox will destroy your clothes easily

    just nuke 'em

    skip the colloidal silver bs
    unless you are looking to become a moonbat smurf
    or Paul Karason wannabe
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argyria

    won't kill you but your gooch could turn blue, and it's forever.
  • 07-17-2018
    WHALENARD
    Lol!
    Lots of good synthetic techwear come with silver strategically stitched in for this reason.
  • 07-17-2018
    127.0.0.1
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by WHALENARD View Post
    Lol!
    Lots of good synthetic techwear come with silver strategically stitched in for this reason.

    but it isn't colloidal silver now, is it ? big difference
  • 07-17-2018
    WHALENARD
    I can't tell if you're being serious or not. Colloidal silver is merely silver in solution. It's been used for it's antimicrobial properties for over 1200 years.
  • 07-17-2018
    Dexter-01
    While colloidal silver has been shown to sometimes work to limit the growth of bacteria, it definitely does build up in your system as your body has no mechanism for removing silver. However this hasn’t stopped people from marketing it as a “natural” cure and antibiotic despite it being proven toxic to human. Now I doubt that soaking your chamois it it will have any effect at all on you, I’d much rather use something like isopropyl alcohol for disinfection, or try a commercially available product for stinky laundry.
    That’s the great thing about products sold commercially for a specific purpose. They actually have to pass testing and regulations unlike things sold as “supplements” which manage to bypass almost all regulations.
  • 07-17-2018
    WHALENARD
    One would have to consume a hell of a lot silver to acheive 5-50ppm shown to be toxic. Like maybe a silver smith breathing in silver dust all day. Yet I've never heard of a poisoned silver smith. I'm sure synthesized chemicals approved by our very non corrupt agencies are less toxic.
  • 07-17-2018
    twodownzero
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Dexter-01 View Post
    While colloidal silver has been shown to sometimes work to limit the growth of bacteria, it definitely does build up in your system as your body has no mechanism for removing silver. However this hasn’t stopped people from marketing it as a “natural” cure and antibiotic despite it being proven toxic to human. Now I doubt that soaking your chamois it it will have any effect at all on you, I’d much rather use something like isopropyl alcohol for disinfection, or try a commercially available product for stinky laundry.
    That’s the great thing about products sold commercially for a specific purpose. They actually have to pass testing and regulations unlike things sold as “supplements” which manage to bypass almost all regulations.

    You should tell Samsung to remove it from its washing machines, then, because apparently silver's antibacterial properties are false advertising and their cycle that uses it is a sham.
  • 07-18-2018
    Lone Rager
    Borax or Oxiclean work well for me.
  • 07-18-2018
    scepticshock
    Thanks for all the comments- even the funny ones. One Bike shop suggested Oxiclean, so I am trying that right now. Letting it set for a week. If it is still stinky when damp from the wash I'm going to nuke it for 4 minutes.

    My washing machine may have a super hot cycle for killing germs, but will that damage the elastic in the liners?
  • 07-18-2018
    Cleaner
    I have had some but not 100% success using Sport Suds on synthetics. It is of course much more expensive than "laundry detergent" but does perform better for some fabrics. Check out there site and read the claims.


    https://sportsuds.com/
  • 07-19-2018
    Picard
    Can you soak it in bleach for 24 hours?

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  • 07-21-2018
    slacker607
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 127.0.0.1 View Post
    clorox will destroy your clothes easily

    just nuke 'em

    skip the colloidal silver bs
    unless you are looking to become a moonbat smurf
    or Paul Karason wannabe
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argyria

    won't kill you but your gooch could turn blue, and it's forever.

    Huh, learned something new today. Note to self; colloidal silver will give you smurf balls.
  • 07-23-2018
    scepticshock
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 127.0.0.1 View Post
    clorox will destroy your clothes easily

    just nuke 'em

    skip the colloidal silver bs
    unless you are looking to become a moonbat smurf
    or Paul Karason wannabe
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argyria

    won't kill you but your gooch could turn blue, and it's forever.


    I'm stink free! Thanks! I nuked em and used Oxiclean after before the wash. Did the trick!
  • 07-23-2018
    party_wagon
    Athletes foot spray is what I always use for shoes and boots. It will take an awful smelling pair of boots or shoes that got submerged in water and then worn for another ten hours and transform them almost instantly. We are talking about stenches that would choke a maggot if you dropped one in there.
  • 07-23-2018
    scepticshock
    LOL! I'll keep that one in mind!

    Stinky gloves seem to be the next biggest offender!