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  1. #1
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    Default Cleaning/washing Passier all-Elastic Dressage Girth

    For those who own one, how do you clean/wash the Passier all-Elastic Dressage Girth? Sure, I can clean the leather ends with saddle soap, but what about all the elastic? You know, sweat, dirt, grime...
    Could I maybe stick it in the washer quickly with some Leather Therapy?
    ...I don't want to "kill" the elastic whatever way I clean/wash it/
    Thanks in advance!
    lindasp62
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    I have had one for two years. I have to say that the elastic pretty much "dies" without putting it in the washer, so I would think that might not be a good idea. Of course it was purchased for an exceptionally sensitive, girthy horse, so a little more stretch is not necessarily a bad thing! I just hose mine off and hang it to dry.



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    I dipped/soaked the elastic part in warm water with Dawn dish detergent, just keeping the leather/buckles out. Seemed to get the greasy/salty stuff out fine. I basically use the dawn for any kind of canvas/webbing/elastic. Then rinse, rinse rinse like crazy.

    It still didn't last all that long... I like the Westips better. (and clean them the same way )
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    Oh, just cave, and buy a new one!



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    What at $95+ ?

    Not sure mine is a Passier,but I've had it for awhile, and I've used Murphy's oil Soap on it, and then did the ends with Hydrophane, which is also insanely expensive.

    Oh my!!!Just looked it up! It's now $195, mine must be at least 6 or 7 years old, and still looks and works well. The first one I got I think was somewhere around $80, and it's still going strong.
    My, how time flies.
    Some riders change their horse, they change their saddle, they change their teacher; they never change themselves.



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    Just throw it in the washer, and then use a little leather conditioner on the ends. They last forever.



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    Thanks, all!
    I sent an email to Passier Germany about this and they responded:

    You can put it in the wasching machine at a temperature of 30 degrees celsius. Please also cover the buckles with a washcloth.

    Best regards,
    G. Passier & Sohn GmbH
    Dirk Kannemeier

    Am Pferdemarkt 8+10
    30853 Langenhagen
    Germany

    phone: +49 511 972 640
    fax: +49 511 972 6413
    dirkkannemeier@passier.com
    www.passier.com
    Sitz der Gesellschaft: Langenhagen
    Amtsgericht Hannover HRB 56 421
    Geschäftsführer/Managing Director: Georg D. Kannemeier


    I'm happy it's that easy! I hope it holds up with that method!
    lindasp62
    Founder & Donor/Account Advisor
    Brennan Equine Welfare Fund
    http://www.brennanequinewelfarefund.com/index.html



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