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Old August 12th, 2019, 04:11 PM   #1
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Washing the panniers / side bags

Any particular tips for cleaning the bags after collecting massive bug splatter all over the front of them? Like soak them in a tub, or just spray them down mounted on the bike? Not sure how durable the fabric is to scrubbing.
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Old August 12th, 2019, 05:27 PM   #2
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I use a few drops of liquid hand soap mixed with water and applied with a sponge to clean my panniers.
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Old August 12th, 2019, 06:25 PM   #3
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some silicon on the zippers is also good.
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Old August 13th, 2019, 12:21 AM   #4
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I put a coat of UV protector on them every so often; though, it still didn't stop them from turning purple.
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Old August 13th, 2019, 12:11 PM   #5
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Was bugs off bags


It may be best to soak the bugs a bit if they are dry and caked on in a solution of enzyme based laundry detergent. This will soften the bugs and help release them from the fabric, a gentle encouragement with a very soft brush like those used for delicate vegetables will work.

After the wash and dry coating the zippers and even treating the fabric with a conditioner and water proffer would go a long way in making the washing of bugs less buggy!

All the best and stay safe.
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