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    Posted: May 10 2013 at 2:24am
What is the best method for cleaning web a sling?

I have a sling that is some what dirty from being stored in a barn junk box.

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Ed
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Ayup...

The best method is a hot water and soap bath-scrub. Once its done, take it into open area, and swing it around your head like a lariat. This will get rid of the water excess. Then peg it up to dry.

That's actually how we used to do it!
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Sarge, did you use a brush or anything to get the really ground in stuff washed out?
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This is where the -ELBOW GREASE- comes in. let the sling soak for a minute or two... let the webbing absorb the water... then get an every day hard bristle scrubbing brush (proper bass broom stuff.. no nylon). Put the soap from a bar onto the sling.. not the brush... then have fun.
 
For normal cleaning... a nylon bristled scrubbing brush will do just fine.
 
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Sarge,

For the "(proper bass broom stuff.. no nylon)" are you speaking of a scrub brush with metal, brass or steel" bristles? Like you use to clean rust off steel?


Originally posted by Sarge Sarge wrote:

This is where the -ELBOW GREASE- comes in. let the sling soak for a minute or two... let the webbing absorb the water... then get an every day hard bristle scrubbing brush (proper bass broom stuff.. no nylon). Put the soap from a bar onto the sling.. not the brush... then have fun.
 
For normal cleaning... a nylon bristled scrubbing brush will do just fine.
 
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By crikey... NO! Metal bristles will tear the webbing to shredds!!!

 
I can't recall what its called over the pond, but here a normal yard broom (which I think you chaps call it) is called a -Bass Broom. Natural bristles.. the twiggy kind. I've used a heavy duty scrubbing brush over the pond.. so I know you can get them over there. if you want to use nylon bristles... you can... but its a lot harder work to get the really stubbourn grime off.
 
If you don't want to get on the wrong side of -her indoors- then make sure you have a nice clean patch on the garage floor, or out in the yard... lay the sling out, then set to work.
 
A picture paints a thousand words.. as they say. Here's the heavy duty scrubbing brush I'm referring to.....
 
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We used to use salt water & a stiff bristled brush much like the one Sarge shows, followed by a fresh water rinse. If you forget the rinse the salt water really messes up the rivets & brass end fittings so use lots of scrubbing & fresh water afterwards. The salt was supposed to bleach the fabric slightly.
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Salt!!!!
 
Never heard of anyone using that before. Salt in itself is a currosive, so it acts like bleach.... rots the fabric of the webbing in time. Not really a substance which I would recommend for cleaning fabrics of sorts.
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Thank you all for your help.

I have learned a lot to day on cleaning slings.


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Let the sling soak in a bucket of hot water with a dash of washing machire detergent, then when your Mrs is out stuff the sling in an old pillow case ( to prevent damage to the drum) and pop it in the washing machine. If your Mrs comes home early and finds it in the wash just tell her a loony limey told you to do it. Big smile
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HEY! I resemble that remark!!!   
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We always called those brushes "DECK BRUSH".
As for referring to TONY as a "LOONEY LIMEY", believe me..she'll believe it...so will anyone else!
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Tony,

You are trying to get me in trouble with the better half?

I might upgrade the method to two (2) pillow cases.

Ed

Originally posted by Tony Tony wrote:

Let the sling soak in a bucket of hot water with a dash of washing machire detergent, then when your Mrs is out stuff the sling in an old pillow case ( to prevent damage to the drum) and pop it in the washing machine. If your Mrs comes home early and finds it in the wash just tell her a loony limey told you to do it. Big smile
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Don't do wot I did...clean the dirty shootin irons in the bathtub.(That cost me $2,300..& the wrath of GOD!)
Now she's gone...so maybe I'll take a bath WITH the parade sling & try to get the white paint out of it!
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As I live out off the beaten path, in the boonies, I use a 55 gallon rum to clean rifles. To take a bath I use the pond out back. The snapper turtles do not mind.


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Ahhhhhhhh the joys of being single, No1 son and I don't have your problems All we argue about is 1 who's turn is it to do the cooking and 2 what we're going to eat.
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