Anyone put their Dyneema rope through the washing machine?

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Anyone put their Dyneema rope through the washing machine?

Unread post by the-viking » January 24th, 2016, 11:18 am

Hi all.

Presently I fill the laundry tub with warm very slightly soapy water and soak the rope for a few hours then do several fresh rinses before hanging outside along the fence to dry. Does anyone see a problem with putting Dyneema rope through a washing machine cycle with just a slight amount of detergent. I'd put it in one of those machine bags you can get for cloths that you don't want to get tangled. Not sure of the largest size in those though. Anyway….. thoughts? :)

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Re: Anyone put their Dyneema rope through the washing machin

Unread post by Rogers Cruiser » January 24th, 2016, 12:31 pm

I just do my best washing mashing impression in a 60L bin. with a tiny bit of dishsoap. Then I put it through 2 clean water rinses and dry it on the lawn in the sun.
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Re: Anyone put their Dyneema rope through the washing machin

Unread post by the-viking » January 24th, 2016, 3:21 pm

Pretty much the same for me but thought a washing machine would do a bloody good job the way I look at it. Agitates, rinses and spins for a faster dry. I did come up with an idea since posting of instead of putting the rope into a wash bag, coil the rope and zip tie it several places to prevent tangle. Also by detergent I mean very small amount of dishwashing liquid, not laundry powder. Iv done some searching and its 50 50 who does and who doesn't. Think I'll give it a shot next time it's due. Cheers :)

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Re: Anyone put their Dyneema rope through the washing machin

Unread post by kerry460 » April 8th, 2016, 6:42 pm

G,,day , a late response , but it may still help you for future .

it is best to not use any soap , dish liquid etc , these can remove proctective coatings
cold water only ,

and to save tangling , loosely chain your rope first .

even better to loosen the braid first , this will allow the dirt to exit easier .

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Re: Anyone put their Dyneema rope through the washing machin

Unread post by hoyks » April 8th, 2016, 8:37 pm

When I used to do rock climbing, we would always machine wash the climbing ropes and I still do the winch/snatch straps.

I only used Lux Flakes or wool wash. For a winch rope, I'd just drop it in.

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Re: Anyone put their Dyneema rope through the washing machin

Unread post by mudshark » April 16th, 2017, 10:11 pm

Why bother I just loosen the cable threads and hose thoroughly with a hose on the road simple but effective
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