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post #1 of 8 Old 01-10-2014, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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SMB's in the dryer??

I just recently posted a thread on polo wraps and it made me think... I have sports boots as well that I use for my AQHA and I noticed that they haven't been air drying the way I want them to, would it be okay if I stick em in the dryer? or will that shrink them?
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post #2 of 8 Old 01-10-2014, 10:28 PM
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I will be VERY careful when you put them in the dyer. Not that they will shrink, but you should make sure that they are thoroughly cleaned...I once tried to clean my polo wraps and I thought that they were clean enough. So I threw them in the dyer and when they were done there was a good inch of dirt/mud on the inside of my dyer.

Other than that I don't believe your polo wraps will shrink. Good luck!

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post #3 of 8 Old 01-11-2014, 06:22 PM
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SMB boots should not be put in the dryer! Polo wraps yes but SMB's Big NO! The heat from the dryer will cause the neporene in the boots to degrade.
If they are not air drying fast/well enough in the shade it would be better to place them out in the sun for a short period of time to dry. Just dont leave them out for too long, LOL!
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post #4 of 8 Old 01-13-2014, 09:15 AM Thread Starter
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post #5 of 8 Old 01-13-2014, 10:21 AM
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I would never put my SMBs in the dryer. The instructions specifically say to air dry.

You *can* put them in the washing machine, but I don't. I get them cleaner with my own two hands and a bucket of soapy water.

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post #6 of 8 Old 01-13-2014, 10:26 AM
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I wouldn't put mine in the dryer. I've always air dried them. If I need them and they're not dry, I use a pair of polos.
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post #7 of 8 Old 01-13-2014, 12:40 PM
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If you have a cool or cold air dry option on your drier it doesn't hurt them - but unless I want a pair back in use quickly they dry pretty fast just hung up somewhere and saves electricity costs
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post #8 of 8 Old 01-13-2014, 12:53 PM
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If you're having pesky damp spots, you could try using a hair dryer (set on its coolest setting) directly pointed at those areas. I think there are two problems with a conventional clothes dryer: banging around loose during the spinning process may twist them out of shape (although I believe some of the more sophisticated dryers (obviously not mine) have trays to insert to keep things in place) and, this applies to your clothes as well, it is possible to over dry something leading to early deterioration of the material.
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