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Unread 04-24-2007, 02:20 PM   #1
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would it hurt?

would it hurt anything if i ran a tow strap through the washer and dryer? mine is covered in mud and needs cleaned and figured it would be easier and cheaper to do that then a pressure washer,


for those wondering ive read many things saying its bad to leave them covered in mud is only reason i cleaning it,




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Unread 04-24-2007, 02:22 PM   #2
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I was told that if there's nylon in it ya can't put it in the dryer... if all else fails ask dad if ya can borrow the pressure washer and throw it out in the driveway to wash and dry
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I would still use the pressure washer... Washing machine wouldn't hurt it but it might hurt the machine itself... Also I doubt it would get it as clean as a washing maching would.


Just lay is on the ground and hit it, not that hard!
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Ive thought about this too, but I was scared of it somehow wrapping up around something inside there and doing damage to the machine. You do it first and let me know how it goes
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Holy crap we all did that at the same time...crazy
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I would still use the pressure washer... Washing machine wouldn't hurt it but it might hurt the machine itself... Also I doubt it would get it as clean as a washing maching would.


Just lay is on the ground and hit it, not that hard!
i know its not hard, but was just a thought
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Unread 04-24-2007, 03:47 PM   #7
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Yes, it would hurt. Abrasion and heat can damage it. Washing machine=abrasion.
Hand wash and air dry it.
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Know what'd hurt the most? The Butt-Kicking you'd get for breaking the washing machine!
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Unread 04-24-2007, 03:54 PM   #9
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I would feel sorry for the washer / dryer.

Ever throw your muddy shoes in their before. Sure your shoes come out new, but the machines take a beating.
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I just used a regual guarden hose and a nozzle to clean my tow strap

It was pretty funny actually I had to pull a buddy out of his property. I showed up with the strap still mint in its plastic bag, ripped it open, and threw it in the mud to christen it... hahaha
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Unread 04-24-2007, 04:03 PM   #11
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I'd wash it in the machine and let it air dry. It gets as much abrasion bouncing around behind your seat (or being cleaned by a pressure washer) than it would get in the washing machine.

If you're scared of the washer, soak it in some soapy water and then rinse it, and let it air dry.
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Putting it through a washing machine wouldn't hurt it, the washing powder would do more damage than the machine. Coil it into the machine rather than jsut jamming it in there. Your best option, however, would still be a pressure washer.
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I just used a regual guarden hose and a nozzle to clean my tow strap

It was pretty funny actually I had to pull a buddy out of his property. I showed up with the strap still mint in its plastic bag, ripped it open, and threw it in the mud to christen it... hahaha


I agree, a regular garden hose works just fine. If I have the pressure washer out, I'll hit it with that, but I won't drag it out just to clean the strap off..
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I garden-hose mine first, then take it to an industrial front-loader washer at the local laundrymat. I skip the soap and just put it in for a good tumbling.

After its gone through the cycles, I'll untangle it and hang it over a couple of sawhorses to dry before putting it away.

Doesn't seem to hurt it any, and a front-loader takes the beating alot better than a top-loader will.
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Granted I did not read any of the previous posts.... but...

I put my strap in the washer and let it dry in the shade for a day or two.
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