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6th Nov 2008, 08:22 PM
Very stupidly decided to not change boots last week end and got my suede half chaps COVERED in mud!
I am not sure what is best to use to clean them. Should I just try and brush it off now it's dry? Or is there some shampoo styley stuff I can get?
Any tips welcome, I look like a right scruffbag now (even more so than usual) :o :D
6th Nov 2008, 08:25 PM
well i put mine in the washing machine :rolleyes:
dont think you are ment to ...but it seems to work!! They take arounf 2 days to fully dry though :)
6th Nov 2008, 08:25 PM
I just hose mine down, then use a dandy brush on them. Seems to keep them relatively repectable.
6th Nov 2008, 08:26 PM
My Regent suede ones go in the washing machine, and wash up well. I have to admit, I've kind of given up now, what with a hoss that lives out and the field gate being a bit of a bog... so I just leave them encrusted with mud. I have no pride anymore :o
6th Nov 2008, 08:28 PM
Stick them in the washing machine, but remember to put them in on their own. I have a lot of grey stuff that used to be white after washing mine. They were black and are still black even after numerous washings. We get very muddy, we like to hooley around a lot especially on soft ground.
6th Nov 2008, 08:44 PM
Laughing at the thread title...is it just me with a dirty mind?!! :o:p
6th Nov 2008, 08:47 PM
i dont normally bother, unless doing something that requires me to be smart (showing, hunting etc), and then i just brush them down with a dandy brush:p
6th Nov 2008, 09:19 PM
i wear the dublin easy care ones. they go in the washing mashine brown and come out black. its amazing :D
6th Nov 2008, 10:57 PM
Wash suede in a detergentless machine wash on cold or 30 degrees, no more. Take out and make a bowl of water cloudy with saddle soap and rinse them in that, or wash in coold handwash with soap flakes and saddle soap rinse.
Leave to drip dry in a warm place not in direct heat.
6th Nov 2008, 11:11 PM
Mine can be up in the washer, but my old ones you couldnt, if you find that you cant put them in the washer brush them down with a suade brush which you can pick up from either your local cobblers or shoe shop and a tin of suade cleaner just follow the guide on the back of the tin and your chaps will come up looking lovely again.
6th Nov 2008, 11:26 PM
Chaps = meant to be dirty. Brush them off. I would be afraid to wash them because I have a tough enough time getting them zipped up on my daughter as it is. I would be afraid that washing them would shrink them.:eek:
7th Nov 2008, 01:07 AM
I use a suede cleaner on mine...gets them looking like new...although I haven't cleaned them in about a year, so...
I think I bought the suede cleaner at a shoe repair store.
7th Nov 2008, 01:13 AM
I washed mine once and they did shrink a bit. Since then, if I get mud on them I wait til they are dry and then brush them off.
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