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skyking1231



Joined: 10 Jul 2000
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:44 am    Post subject: stinky boots Reply with quote

my boots stink.... i know there are wetsuit shampoos or whatever to deal with this... (do they work?)

but was wondering if there are any 'hacks'...home remedies ? maybe filling the boots with a water/vinegar solution ? anyone know of anything that works ?

regular shampoo doesn't work....
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techno900



Joined: 28 Mar 2001
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A good freshwater rinse after each outing, then good drying works for me. I carry a gallon of water in my van just to rinse. Going down to the lake shore works too, but saves me a trip.

I have always worn booties (34 years) and have never used a chemical or soap to rinse my booties. Quick drying is very helpful, usually just sitting in my garage.
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Joined: 06 Jul 2001
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Location: Shipsterns Bluff, Tasmania. Colorado

PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want to follow this. AFAIK mine don’t stick, dont recall smelly them however
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sometimes i just walk right into the shower with the whole shebang on
I drop a little bit of good old hair shampoo onto the suit and into the boots after peeling the mess....so much easier than the parking lot disaster in winter

Rinse and then nice a nice blowing air-dry cuts way down on the stink, and probably prolongs life of all

Leaving them in the van wet is a sure fired wrenching stink...probably just dead skin and all

"Don't drink the Booty-Juice !!!!"

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westender



Joined: 02 Aug 2007
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Location: Portland / Gorge

PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Soak in some bleach water. Haven't used white vinegar but it seems to do about everything??
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cgoudie1



Joined: 10 Apr 2006
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Location: Killer Sturgeon Cove

PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Booties reek after about 15 days, and the Resident Evil in them occasionally animates them so that they walk around by themselves.

Fortunately for everybody downwind, they usually wear out after about a
year, but before they wear out they usually get several hand washes in
http://www.windance.com/Wesuit-%26-Drysuit-Shampoo%2C-10oz/43343/

That makes then tolerable for a few days.

I also "hear" Pine Sol works pretty well, haven't tried that though.

-Craig
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coachg



Joined: 10 Sep 2000
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As said before, a quick rinse & air dry. I occasionally soak my booties in acidic water which also seems to help.

Coachg
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rtz



Joined: 31 Oct 2010
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This stuff uses enzymes and does work: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EE4DC6W/
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isobars



Joined: 12 Dec 1999
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brief summary of previous posts on cleaning and vastly extending the life of neoprene, from booties to beanies:

Wet suit shampoo.
Front loading washing machine.
Peet boot dryer for the booties.
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skyking1231



Joined: 10 Jul 2000
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Curiuos......why not top loading washing machine. I do have some of that ‘sports’ washing machine detergent. Designed for low temp . Works with my mountain biking gear.
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