#1  
Old 09-06-2016, 10:16 PM
Nasty Nate's Avatar
Nasty Nate Nasty Nate is offline
Double Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Columbus, OH
Years Playing: 13.5
Courses Played: 12
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 1,309
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Putting your bag in the washing machine?

I was just wondering if it is possible to wash your bag in the washing machine. I have an Innova Discarrier that could use some cleaning as I recently spilled beer in it and it's getting dirty anyway. Does anybody have experience washing bags in the machine? I just want to make sure it doesn't get torn up or anything.
Sponsored Links
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-06-2016, 10:46 PM
runningDoc's Avatar
runningDoc runningDoc is online now
Double Eagle Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Years Playing: 2.4
Courses Played: 3
Throwing Style: LHBH
Posts: 1,222
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Just wash it in the shower with some detergent. I do it with my grip bag (I take out all the plastic panels). Take it into the shower then wipe down with little liquid detergent soaked rag. Rinse it completely in the shower and let it hang dry in the garage.

You can also spray with a Lysol or isopropyl alcohol solution. I did that to my grip when one of the straps started smelling bad from all the super sweat soaked summer in Nashville rounds. (In addition to washing/soaping/rinsing in the shower). Came out smelling freshly laundered and brand new looking.

Last edited by runningDoc; 09-06-2016 at 10:50 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-06-2016, 11:23 PM
Nasty Nate's Avatar
Nasty Nate Nasty Nate is offline
Double Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Columbus, OH
Years Playing: 13.5
Courses Played: 12
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 1,309
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks! I think it's kind of funny bringing your bag into the shower but I guess that works! I wiped down the inside with a sponge and dish soap but it looks like I'll be getting intimate with my bag very soon . The outside could use a good cleaning as well.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-06-2016, 11:55 PM
the Duff's Avatar
the Duff the Duff is offline
Birdie Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Quad Cities
Years Playing: 14.4
Courses Played: 26
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 419
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Delicate cycle. It's worked for me
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-06-2016, 11:57 PM
Team_Vod Team_Vod is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Sioux City, Iowa
Courses Played: 2
Posts: 18
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I know I am brand new to disc golf but am not brand new at all to washing bags such as this. As a cyclist who commutes to and from work a lot and who has ridden close to 30,000 miles between at least three bikes in the past almost 25 years and has used various types of nylon bags made from the same materials as disc golf bags I have learned several things about taking care of them.

First these are mostly nylon canvas material bags, usually with either a nylon or metal zipper. Some bags have a stiffener piece or pieces in them to help create and keep a shape, some even have a frame. These materials are usually hard nylon or plastic materials. Some bags may have plastic buckles and nylon canvas straps and some may have metal hardware such as nuts and bolts. While some may have padded straps made from a foam material.

The one thing they all have in common is they all get dirty and need to be laundered from time to time.

Washing:
1. Open all zippers and leave all straps with buckles unconnected.
2. Remove any stiffener piece, hard frame or foam padding material that is mean to be removed with out cutting seams. Some of these are held in with zippered or Velcro closures.
3. Make sure the bag is empty of all contents.
4. A front load washer is recommended over a top load with the spindle. Straps and things like that can get caught and wrapped around the spindle.
5. DO NOT USE bleach.
6. Use liquid laundry detergent, it rinses better than powder.
7. Do not wash anything else with the bag.
8. Wash on cold water.
9. Do not use fabric softener.
10. Wash on regular cycle for colors.
11. DO NOT dry the bag in a dryer. Hang it to dry. Because these bags are made of synthetic material they will dry very quickly compared to cotton based materials.
12. Ask your wife, mother or S.O., especially if it is her washer, before you wash the bag because it will make a heck of a racket, but will not cause any damage, while tumbling around inside the drum.

I have been riding a recumbent for 15 years. It has a steel seat frame and a rear rack. The types of bags I use on this bike are: a Camel Bak pack, a seat frame bag and a pair of saddle bags. They all get dirty through out the year where I have to wash them. With the exception of the Camel Bak pack, I am still using the same bags I have for the past 15 years. The two biggest things that soil these bags are my own perspiration soaking into the seat bag and road grime that sprays onto the saddle bags, Camel Bak pack and seat frame bag.

I am looking at investing a good disc golf bag in the future. I always look at the materials the bag is made from. The bags I have checked tells me washing a disc golf bag in the washer should be no problem when necessary.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-07-2016, 01:53 PM
Nasty Nate's Avatar
Nasty Nate Nasty Nate is offline
Double Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Columbus, OH
Years Playing: 13.5
Courses Played: 12
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 1,309
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks for the replies! I may go the shower route or the washing machine route... I'm not sure yet because of the washing machine I have. I think it should be fine but I have had a shirt torn up by my washer so I am hesitant to put my bag in there.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-07-2016, 02:03 PM
Broken Shoulder's Avatar
Broken Shoulder Broken Shoulder is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Minnesota
Years Playing: 7.3
Courses Played: 19
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 2,223
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Default

Blue Dawn dish soap and a rag.

Rinse in tub, shower, utility sink, driveway with a hose....whatever.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-07-2016, 02:29 PM
davidrboy's Avatar
davidrboy davidrboy is online now
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Portland, OR
Years Playing: 8.4
Courses Played: 71
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 2,214
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Default

I used to take my Mahal to the carwash and blast it with the self-serve power washer. Worked like a charm.

I usually use a hose and a soapy sponge on anything that isn't a Mahal.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-07-2016, 02:37 PM
uncle pennybags uncle pennybags is offline
Par Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Iowa
Years Playing: 1.3
Throwing Style: LHBH
Posts: 144
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by davidrboy View Post
I used to take my Mahal to the carwash and blast it with the self-serve power washer. Worked like a charm.

I usually use a hose and a soapy sponge on anything that isn't a Mahal.
/\
This! It's hilarious to me since that is the way Mystery Ranch says to do it too!
Reply With Quote
 

  #10  
Old 09-07-2016, 03:02 PM
CreemCheese's Avatar
CreemCheese CreemCheese is offline
Eagle Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Findlay, OH
Years Playing: 17
Courses Played: 37
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 521
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

aerosol lysol will take away some of the funk too
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:31 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.