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    Question How to clean strap?

    Hi Forum,

    as a week's attempts at finding a replacement band for my favorite G have gone frustratingly unsuccessful, I have been trying to clean an older one I still have, which is in order but filthy.

    It's one of them cloth-velcro contraptions, with all sorts of unsavory gunk lodged between every fiber collected during a year's travel through Australia and Asian's tropics. I've tried the washing machine at 90 degrees Celsius a couple of times, I've tried brushing the hell out of it, but to little avail, gunk remains in place.

    Any bright ideas here?

    Thanks, Paul

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    Re: How to clean strap?

    Paul,

    I have a tub of Oxiclean that I use around my home for tough stubborn stains and such (have a 2 year old daughter). you may want to try some of that. I think it might be possible to soak the band overnight in this solution. I don't know if the band has colors and will bleed, but Oxiclean is what I use when I have difficult stains.

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    Re: How to clean strap?

    Just soak it in regular detergent overnight then wash it in the washing machine with luke warm water.

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    Re: How to clean strap?

    Okay, I'm going to try that, thanks fellas.

    If it doesn't work, a friend of a friend has offered to help using his sonic-bath-clean-machine-thingy, but, though I've seen this work wonders on motorcycle parts, I'm not sure whether a cloth strap's lack of weight will allow for cleaning in this manner. But, since a replacement can't be found, I'll try anything:)

    Thanks again,

    Paul

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    Re: How to clean strap?

    if your favorite G is the G-2300 shown in your avatar, why don't you simply buy a nice 22mm maractac zulu for it?


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    Re: How to clean strap?

    Because I so love the double nylon, velcro and plastic buckle.. see picture!, and yes, that is my beloved G-2300 Black Helios!

    Thanks for the tip though, am considering it if all else fails:)

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    Re: How to clean strap?

    I would agree try one zulu you will order more.. not sure if 22 or 24 fits it, check if you need adapters for it.

    I have Velcro, vinyl soft strap on my timex ironmen watch i have used for years for working out...

    I clean that (as well as my ipod athletic nylon holder that gets stinky) by soaking in my broom sink--hour or so in water and with some peppermint DR Brothers Castille soap, rinse them let them air dry outside or winter in sun in house by window..

    Works wonders LEt us know your decision! g luck

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    if your favorite G is the G-2300 shown in your avatar, why don't you simply buy a nice 22mm maractac zulu for it?


    cheers

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