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Old 02-14-2012, 12:27 PM   #1
Brian Michaelson
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Washing Rehband Knee Sleeves

How do you guys recommend washing them? They didn't come with instructions or at least I didn't see any. I was thinking of just tossing them in the washing machine and letting them air dry. Just nice to have some other thoughts.
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Old 02-14-2012, 01:47 PM   #2
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Re: Washing Rehband Knee Sleeves

they are neoprene, right?

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Neoprene is a synthetic rubber substance that is water resistant and stretchable. Its buoyancy makes it a perfect material for wetsuits that are used by deep sea divers, snorkelers, and surfers. The neoprene will need to be cleaned in order to remove any residues that have built up on the wetsuit during water activities. Cleaning is as easy as soaking and hanging the neoprene to dry.

1 Fill a tub or large basin with warm water and add a small amount of liquid dish soap. The water should be slightly sudsy but not overflowing with bubbles.
2 Give the neoprene wetsuit a good shake before washing to remove any debris that may have collected on it. Sand, loose dirt and ocean plant life can all be found on the outside of a wetsuit now and then, so it is a good idea to rid the neoprene of these items before laying it in the tub.
3 Lay the neoprene wetsuit in the soaking tub for approximately 30 minutes. Swish the wetsuit around in the water to remove any residue that has accumulated on the surface of the neoprene.
4 Scrub the neoprene with a soft scrub brush. A gentle scrubbing will help to loosen any dirt stains that have become embedded in the neoprene. The soap from the soaking tub should be sufficient to clean the stain, but more can be added to the scrub brush if necessary.
5 Hang the neoprene wetsuit to dry. Line drying by hanging the wetsuit by the legs with plastic clothespins is ideal. Otherwise, use a hanger. The hanger should be plastic and not made of wire, which can rust and leave stains on the freshly washed neoprene.
Since these things are small enough to fit in the sink, don't worry about the "tub" described above.

If you are going to use a washer, use a gentle cycle.
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Old 02-14-2012, 08:21 PM   #3
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Re: Washing Rehband Knee Sleeves

I would, and do, work the soap in a little and rinse then let them soak. I would not put them in the washer if I were you.
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:41 PM   #4
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Re: Washing Rehband Knee Sleeves

Throw them in a washing machine with your clothes, just don't use the dryer.
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:17 PM   #5
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Re: Washing Rehband Knee Sleeves

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Throw them in a washing machine with your clothes, just don't use the dryer.
That's what I've always done.
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:18 PM   #6
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Re: Washing Rehband Knee Sleeves

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Throw them in a washing machine with your clothes, just don't use the dryer.
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That's what I've always done. Throw 'em in the washer and then let them air dry.
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:15 AM   #7
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Re: Washing Rehband Knee Sleeves

I've had mine for 7 years...wash them and dry them in the machines (washer & dryer) once a week. Never had ANY problems and they feel like new. I have tacky and crap all over them and beat them up...but they're still going strong!
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