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    Default How to clean nylon halters

    How do you clean your nylon halters? What's the absolute easiest way?
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    Washing machine! If they are really gross, you could pre soak them for a day in detergent/what have you.



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    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?



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    Quote Originally Posted by twhs View Post
    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?
    That's what I do. They actually don't scratch (at least I haven't had my washer scratched). I wash mine with the 'farm towels' or polos or saddle pads or a combo of the above. I also use fabric softener (as long as your horse is okay with it- allergy-wise). It makes the nylon softer.

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    What about a pressure washer?



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    You are supposed to wash them????

    my horse has broken all of them before they needed washed. but washer works great!



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    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...
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    We soak them in a bucket overnight with oxyclean and a little Sunlight. Usually (meaning Katie's halters lol!) they just need a little scrub and a rinse and they are good to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by equineartworks View Post
    We soak them in a bucket overnight with oxyclean and a little Sunlight. Usually (meaning Katie's halters lol!) they just need a little scrub and a rinse and they are good to go.

    Dark colors are my friend I ahve all but given up on the pretty colors
    I second this, Oxyclean does wonders!
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    Throw them in the dishwasher on the pots/ pans cycle- seriously
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    I second or third soaking in warm/hot water and oxyclean. You will be amazed.


    You just have to rinse and rinse and rinse!



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    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.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jrchloe View Post
    What about a pressure washer?
    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!
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    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.



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    Quote Originally Posted by tabula rashah View Post
    Throw them in the dishwasher on the pots/ pans cycle- seriously
    That's what I would do. I don't have a web halters anymore, but dishwashing soap is much stronger than laundry soap.

    I throw brushes, bits, boots, lots of stuff in the dishwasher. The white Eskadrons come out really spotless and everything has been sanitized.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Go Fish View Post
    That's what I would do. I don't have a web halters anymore, but dishwashing soap is much stronger than laundry soap.

    I throw brushes, bits, boots, lots of stuff in the dishwasher. The white Eskadrons come out really spotless and everything has been sanitized.
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alagirl View Post
    if you are worried about the inside of the washer (like a frontloader) put them into a pillow case.
    That is what I do. Well, at least that is what I do with Nylon halters, not the leather ones.



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    Will the dishwasher, or OXYclean get out grass stains on my light blue halter?
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    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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    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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