Jan. 15, 2010, 12:53 AM
How to clean nylon halters
How do you clean your nylon halters? What's the absolute easiest way?
Last edited by twhs; Nov. 1, 2010 at 10:23 PM.
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Jan. 15, 2010, 12:57 AM
Washing machine! If they are really gross, you could pre soak them for a day in detergent/what have you.
Jan. 15, 2010, 01:10 AM
Washing machine does sound simple but how do you keep the metal from scratching the inside of the washer? Maybe if I washed a couple halters with a load of towels?
Jan. 15, 2010, 02:19 AM
Jan. 15, 2010, 02:35 AM
What about a pressure washer?
Jan. 15, 2010, 02:40 AM
You are supposed to wash them????
my horse has broken all of them before they needed washed. but washer works great!
Jan. 15, 2010, 02:42 AM
if you are worried about the inside of the washer (like a frontloader) put them into a pillow case.
Or get a youngster, armed with a bucket of sudsy water and a brush...
Jan. 15, 2010, 08:49 AM
Jan. 15, 2010, 09:14 AM
I second this, Oxyclean does wonders!
Originally Posted by equineartworks
Jan. 15, 2010, 09:21 AM
Throw them in the dishwasher on the pots/ pans cycle- seriously
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Jan. 15, 2010, 11:08 AM
I second or third soaking in warm/hot water and oxyclean. You will be amazed.
You just have to rinse and rinse and rinse!
Jan. 15, 2010, 11:12 AM
Brush or hose off the loose dirt and soak in a bucket of hot water and Murphy's Oil soap -
A bit of elbow grease with a scrub brush will finish them off.
Jan. 15, 2010, 11:33 AM
This is how we do them! We hang them on the fence and blast the dirt right out of them. I was amazed at how many of my "faded" halters changed color back almost completely!
Originally Posted by jrchloe
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Jan. 15, 2010, 01:13 PM
I let them soak in the washer Oxy then drain the water out. Then go through a wash using a blanket wash (usually Rambo Blanket Wash) then rinse and hang to dry. The blanket wash keeps the colors bright. It doesn't matter how dirty they are, our halters come out looking new again.
Jan. 15, 2010, 01:55 PM
That's what I would do. I don't have a web halters anymore, but dishwashing soap is much stronger than laundry soap.
Originally Posted by tabula rashah
I throw brushes, bits, boots, lots of stuff in the dishwasher. The white Eskadrons come out really spotless and everything has been sanitized.
Jan. 15, 2010, 02:08 PM
Brilliant! I need to try this when my husband is gone (he would flip). I use our washing machine when I have the random web halter to wash.
Originally Posted by Go Fish
Jan. 15, 2010, 05:16 PM
Jan. 16, 2010, 07:08 PM
Will the dishwasher, or OXYclean get out grass stains on my light blue halter?
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Jan. 16, 2010, 08:40 PM
I use the dishwasher too. I remove the break-away part and put them in the dishwasher and run it. I do a horse-stuff load in there a handful of times each year...halters, leadlines, bits, smaller feed pans, bowls from the Nelson waterers, etc. Gets bits nice and sparkly clean!
The washing machine I use for the sheets and turnouts...I bought a package of the newborn stretchy baby socks for the blanket buckles so it doesn't sound like I;m washing bowling balls.
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Jan. 16, 2010, 09:06 PM
I found an old maytag wringer washer at a garage sale for $10. It works great on all things horsey and keeps lost farmer off the couch. I also use it for blankets, pads and the like. I even used it on potatoes, carrots, beets, out of the garden. Throw them in and let them agitate a bit. LF
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