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    Laundering my Skeeter Beater Pro

    Hi Guys - I'd like to clean my Skeeter Beater... any suggestions on best way to do this? Throw it in laundry machine? Hand wash? What kind of detergent?

    Thanks!

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    I use a large storage tote filled with hose water and a couple drops of laundry soap or tech wash. Swish around for a while then rinse with the hose

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    DO NOT PUT IN A MACHINE!! EVER!! Put it in the tub or a tote or a large bucket. Very little, mild, laundry detergent. Soak, swish, rinse, hang up to dry. Easy peasy! Use whatever you use on any delicates...or what your wife would use. Doesnt take much...

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    I would just hand wash. Depending on how dirty it I would either wipe it down while its hanging with some warm water or if its real dirty do what Squid said and fill a tote. Just remove the gathering rope/cord to get the ends clean . Let it dry out before regathering the ends.

    I would stay away from a washing machine because the netting can be fragile and could snag on the zipper or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Broadwater View Post
    Hi Guys - I'd like to clean my Skeeter Beater... any suggestions on best way to do this? Throw it in laundry machine? Hand wash? What kind of detergent?

    Thanks!
    I throw my XLC as well as my diy bridge in a large machine with no problems but i place them in a large pillow case and tie a knot in it and then throw it in the wash, air dry and done, mild soap and double rinse.

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    Search the Butt in a Sling subforum, there's a very good thread on hammock cleaning. It will be worth the effort to find the thread!!

    Here it is https://hammockforums.net/forum/show...g-instructions
    Last edited by goobie; 08-14-2016 at 07:30.

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    Thanks guys... I'll hand wash in a storage tub. It isn't super dirty, but I do have some sap drips from pine trees I'd like to get rid of on the netting. That's the only trouble area I'll have.

    Do you think warm water is ok, or should I stick with cold?

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    Warm, not hot water is fine.

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    An alternative to a tote is to just hand wash in a bathtub. Not sure about your pine sap drippings - I am skeptical ordinary detergent will loosen and remove that. You may need to look at a product like goo-gone or mineral spirits to dissolve such things. Test on something you don't care about so much (like a $1 mosquito head net). Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broadwater View Post
    Thanks guys... I'll hand wash in a storage tub. It isn't super dirty, but I do have some sap drips from pine trees I'd like to get rid of on the netting. That's the only trouble area I'll have.

    Do you think warm water is ok, or should I stick with cold?
    I have used butter to remove the sap then hand washed my skeeter. Turned out great.



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