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How do you wash your NATOs?

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How do you wash your NATOs?

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Post by bocbass » Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:29 am

Dishwasher? Toothbrush? I've hit some that are pretty grungy.
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Re: How do you wash your NATOs?

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Post by Techme » Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:57 am

Put them in a sock and throw them in the washing machine.
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Re: How do you wash your NATOs?

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Post by yinzburgher » Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:25 pm

I've only recently started to wear more NATOs so I haven't had to wash too many. The one Zulu that I've worn for a long time is a tougher stiffer nylon material, so I've used a toothbrush on that one. I remember hearing someone say that they throw them in the dishwasher.
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Re: How do you wash your NATOs?

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Post by Techme » Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:39 am

I'm sure the heat in the dishwasher would sterilize it too.
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Re: How do you wash your NATOs?

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Post by Froskemann » Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:34 pm

I find that the easiest is to put them in the washing machine.
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Re: How do you wash your NATOs?

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Post by Robotaz » Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:58 pm

I don’t think my high efficiency washer would do very well. I’d soak mine in a bowl with soapy water, hit them with an old toothbrush, then rinse them thoroughly. If you don’t get the soap out they’re going to be dirt traps.
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