Can you wash "target" gloves?

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  1. MickyFinn

    MickyFinn I❤HFT

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    As per title, can you wash ie Anshutz, the ones Greg Hensman sells, or similar? Could I risk it on a cool non bio wash, or is it a case of a squirt every now & again of fabreeze?:p
     
  2. nemesis

    nemesis 55yrd standing expert, or was it 8 or 9?

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    Don't see why not . I've had my shooting jacket in the washing machine.Just put it on a low temp.
     
  3. RobF

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    I've washed mine. But towards the end of their lives, when they smelt like they were cultivating life of their own. Think even used bio. Stuck on a rad it felt stiffer for a short while as well.

    Wrap toilet paper around the outside and stick glove cuff down on a rad and the moisture is drawn out to the paper rather than stuck inside.
     
  4. Xbow

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    Maybe you could dry clean it, might last longer?
     
  5. nemesis

    nemesis 55yrd standing expert, or was it 8 or 9?

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    Another thing to do is to put it in the freezer for a couple of days, this kills the bacteria which causes the smell.
     
  6. Tench

    Tench WHFTA World Champion 2016.

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    I have put my Anschutch glove through the washing machine on a normal 40 deg wash several times, takes a few days to dry out properly, I think the tumble drier would ruin it!
     
  7. MickyFinn

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    Cheers chaps, I'll risk it then! :p
     
  8. dave croucher

    dave croucher ÃŒch bin ein Meister Man

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    Top tip!!mine still stinks after washing

    Btw i presume thawing is required before use??:)
     
  9. holly

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    Don't

    Don't wash it , just don't smell it . ??? HOLLY :)
     
  10. MickyFinn

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    FYI it doesn't really smell but it just looks "grubby" (especially the inside wool lining);):shot:
     
  11. matt goodson

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    I've tried washing, freezing and febreeze on my target glove, but the only thing that really works is fire, and lots of it.
     
  12. luddite

    luddite I Love HFT

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    That's what I do Holly ???!!.

    Works every time. :D
     
  13. Ceathreamhnan

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    I wash my yellow/black one regularly, still in good nick. It does take a few days to dry, leave in the hot water cupboard.
     
  14. MickyFinn

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    I've got 2 and I'm going to risk washing the (black & yellow ) Anshutz one & use the "back up" for this weekend at Quarry as I doubt it will be dry in time....?
     
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    Pong from the glove makes for a good windicator.
    Unless you get the drift from Holly's glove :)
     
  16. ColJ

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    Sweaty Glove

    Suggest you buy a new glove but what I now do having suffered like you is get a small supply of white cotton gloves from Boots and use as an inner glove and barrier. It keeps the sweat from impregnating the expensive glove and you just need to machine wash the cotton one every time you use. Nice and fresh for the next shoot. It also makes it a lot easier to remove the shooting glove without it sticking to your sweaty hand!
    Hope this helps
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  17. Fatsnapper

    Fatsnapper experiendum durius

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    Hi Micky. Just chuck it into the washing machine and spin dry it then leave it on a radiator for a day or so and it'll be fine!!:)
     
  18. tugg

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    This is what I do.only I cut the finger tips off as I wear a fingerless glove..
     
  19. PaulD

    PaulD I like Feinwerkbau's

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    Just had my other half machine wash my Anshutz fingerless glove and it has washed perfectly. Looks like new :D
     

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