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Kevlar Jeans - How Do You Clean Them?

Hi all,

Got my first pair of Kevlar jeans a month ago (Astars Ablaze's). Love them. Not sure if they'll really hold up in a heavy crash but they make me feel far more protected than regular jeans.

I went to wash them and saw that they say "hand wash only" and I've never hand washed any clothes. Read a few posts that said people put them in the washing machine on cold/cold and just let them hang dry or dry on very low heat just until 'damp'.

Anybody else riding Kevlars? How do you wash yours?
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or, you could do the traditional handwash method and fill bath tub with some water/soap and use your hands to clean (rub material together), then hang dry.
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I would just set ur washer to light, small load, cold cold. It's really not any different than hand washing if u think about it. Just think about it
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I just give them to my wife.
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Check the washing machine, it should have a handwash cycle, or wool, delicates etc... or just set it to cool wash 30c and turn the spin right down. Then just hang them up to drip dry.

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unless they have stuff spilled on them, throw them in the freezer over night. kills most bacteria and takes away any smell
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Dont know how well the freezer is going to remove the layer of bug splatter on your shins. LOL
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Check the washing machine, it should have a handwash cycle, or wool, delicates etc... or just set it to cool wash 30c and turn the spin right down. Then just hang them up to drip dry.
Ended up doing basically this though I'd read somewhere (think it was on Duponts website?) that washing lowered the tensile strength of the kevlar eventually).

Just checked again: from Duponts website (though it was about gloves)

"Although the strength of
Kevlar® yarns used in protective apparel, e.g. gloves, gradually
decreases with successive cleaning cycles"

- This had me second guessing
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unless they have stuff spilled on them, throw them in the freezer over night. kills most bacteria and takes away any smell
I've tried this with shoes in the past. Not a bad idea
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I just give them to my wife.
I HAND them to my wife to WASH...
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I HAND them to my wife to WASH...
That's what I meant. . She does a much better job at washing them.
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