Stinky Cag

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I can find a definitive guide to washing dry cags. There is a 50:50 split on whether to wash them or not. And mine stinks so much now I choke when I put it on. Yeah prettty rough. Does anybody know for definate?

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Don't see why they should be any different to any other piece of waterproof outdoor clothing as long as the latex seals aren't affected. I've been using a pure soap solution (pretty much the same as Nikwax but a lot cheaper!)

If the cag really does stink you might find that washing it won't get rid of the odour. Storm make a spray on deoderiser.
http://www.stormwaterproofing.com/index ... t&Itemid=9

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I use Nikwax on all my (Palm and Helly) watersports stuff and never had a problem.

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Handwash in warm water with unfragranced soap and a soft nailbrush, rinse in cold water and drip dry... If you want to reproof it spray on nikwax tx-direct whilst the cag is still slightly damp to the touch, and leave to dry.
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You can buy pure soap flakes in Boots. They come in a light blue box.

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I've found just a thorough wash with cold water is a perfectly effective way of keeping it clean.
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Problem is that he says the cag already stinks. That isn't going to be removed by a simple clean. Aside from the Storm product (which does work well BTW) the only thing I can think of is to sprinkle baking soda all over it inside and out (when it is dry) and leaving it for a day or two. That stuff can remove a lot of odour initially

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not sure about cags with latex seals etc etc......but I soaked my booties in a vinegar solution and now there is no smell off them at all!

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Mission wrote:not sure about cags with latex seals etc etc......but I soaked my booties in a vinegar solution and now there is no smell off them at all!
Do you smell like a gherkin whilst paddling though?

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-Ginge- wrote:
Do you smell like a gherkin whilst paddling though?
Dont worry Jack you do anyway ;). I would recommend a shower :P.

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-Ginge- wrote:
Mission wrote:not sure about cags with latex seals etc etc......but I soaked my booties in a vinegar solution and now there is no smell off them at all!
Do you smell like a gherkin whilst paddling though?
You rinse it off obviously :p
No no smell at all. Id tried everything i could think of to get the smell out, washing, fancy antibacterial wash stuff. In the end vinegar was better than the lot of them.

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Miltons baby solution for washing nappies and the like. Steralises and destroys bacteria, that's what causes the smell.

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What an excellent forum name!

I make sure I always rinse in fresh water and dry the inside first as quickly as possible. So far no smells. I don't have any ideas on getting rid of the smell in an already smelly cag but, if you manage it, please let us know how you got on - I might need it in future.

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This is excellent it means you have been boating so much that the stink has become in grained and therefore impossible to remove. Dont worry you have become a member of the well G-narly elite kayaking club. These people never wash anything, you will certainly know when you have met another member.

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