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Old 07-17-2012, 01:09 PM   #11
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Hahaha I hate auto spell on these darn phones. Anyway u guys know what I ment. Lol

P.s I have contacted a shrink and he told me I'm a lost cause.
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:52 PM   #12
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I use my shower head. It is on a hose and has a setting where it shoots a narrow stream of higher pressure water. Works well for me. Doesn't get white, but definitely cleans the gunk out. I also only rinse them off once a month or so. They usually start overflowing after a week, but after 2 weeks, stop and start going back through the sock. Then, the bottom is caked with nastiness at the month mark.
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:41 PM   #13
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I go with the washing machine too. I run mine with a half cup of bleach on a medium load. Then I run them on a second rinse after. Come out like new every time.
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:38 PM   #14
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I've thought about the hole bleach thing but it has always scared me. I didn't think anybody really used bleach
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:44 PM   #15
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I run mine in the dishwasher with no detergent. Seems to get it pretty clean since the water gets so hot.
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:49 PM   #16
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Bleach will really break down whatever is trapped inside the cloth, so that it can easily be rinsed out. The owner of one of my fav LFS ( no longer open unfortunately ), told me as long as it is rinsed well, and completely dried, it is fine. The drying is key, according to him. If rinsed and completely dried, the bleach is no longer active, after it has dried.
I used to clean my micron canister filters like this for 5+ years, and have been doing my filter socks the same way for 2, and have seen no issue from it whatsoever.
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Makes sense to me. I may start doing it that way.

I suppose to be safe you could then soak in a concentrated prime solution to neutralize any chlorine left, but it sounds to me like it is probably unnecessary based on your experience.
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:07 PM   #18
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I agree, you can never be too safe. I actually used to do that, after bleaching for a day or two and spraying inside and out I would soak for a day in fresh water and Prime. I had some from some hand-me-down supplies. When I ran out, I started just soaking in fresh water only, and after speaking with my friend, I just started to spray them out really well and dry them.
I've never seen any difference between the methods, but using Prime would add some insurance.
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I think I may setup a big floss box. I can throw the floss away when it gets dirty. Scrubbing these socks is for the birds.
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Washing machine, soap and bleach, double rinse and air dry, been doing it for years
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