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    Washing Dirt Stains on Jersey

    Before I start, I know that some peeps are going to say that the stains give character and that it looks better with stains. Let's get that out of the way.

    But what do you guys do to mitigate or prevent permanent dirt stains on jerseys? I did a ride with a very nice Rapha jersey and got some dirt spots on the jersey. I sprayed quite a bit of spray on detergent to the stains, rubbed in the detergent a bit, soaked in warm water for fifteen minutes or so (while taking a shower), and then threw it in the washer. But I figure that there gotta be a better way.

    I've heard from one dude at the lbs about how he has a bucket with a screw top lid and he has some water and detergent in it. So after a ride he just throws in his cycling togs and the car ride back sort of agitates the clothes in the bucket, like a washing machine.

    I'm thinking that a 3.5 gallon bucket with a screw on lid would be good to use this lbs technique:

    https://www.amazon.com/Bucket-Gallon...ZBBGB4DP3P1SNB

    Any novel ideas?
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    Mix two parts hydrogen peroxide, one part Dawn dish soap and a few table spoons of baking soda. Scrub the stains with it and soak the whole shirt in it for an hour. Then wash it with hot water with what you mixed up and laundry detergent.

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    Front loader, typical laundry detergent and Oxiclean or borax. The only thing I could never get out was red slimy mud from the island of Kauai.
    Do the math.

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    I would never mountain bike in a jersey that I would worry about staining, or ripping.
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    I wouldn't either - at least for the ripping - but some apparel companies will repair damaged clothing for free.
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    I've had good luck with just throwing my gear into the washer with Oxiclean.....really no stain issues with various types of dirt, even the red stuff....

    Are these white jerseys?

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    The washing suggestions are all good.

    Pro tip: Never wear white after Labor Day (or pastels ever)

    My riding clothes are black or dark, dirt colored
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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bickle View Post
    I would never mountain bike in a jersey that I would worry about staining, or ripping.
    ^^ This.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bickle View Post
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    A full white lycra/spandex kit would reduce wind drag and help keep cooler in summer
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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bickle View Post
    I would never mountain bike in a jersey that I would worry about staining, or ripping.
    But, he didn't ask your opinion on whether to wear a certain jersey or not. He's just asking for advice to clean a jersey that he already decided to wear.

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