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Car Cover - what soap to use?


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With both my present OEM cover, and my previous Car Craft cover for my old 928, came instructions never to wash with laundry "detergent". Rather, they say to use a gentle laundry "soap" such as Ivory Snow. The problem supposedly is that detergents will remove the chemical waterproofing in the cover.

My cover is dirty, and ready for the washing machine. However, a thorough search of the super market reveals exactly zero laundry "soap". Everything, including those in the infant department, is a detergent.

I don't wish to be obsessive, but I also don't wish to destroy the water proof quality of my cover.

Anyone had luck with a particular product .... preferably one that can be used in the washing machine?

Thanks,

Kim

2000 Cab

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Kim... I washed my car cover with Woolite on the gentle cycle, then line dried it... NOT in the dryer... came out well, and seems to have retained all it's ability to shed water...

Greg.

You can also go to REI - or any good outdoor store - and buy waterproofing/repellent products that you put in your washing machine that will restore the waterproof characteristics - just wash as per the instructions - and you are good to go!

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Kim... I washed my car cover with Woolite on the gentle cycle, then line dried it... NOT in the dryer... came out well, and seems to have retained all it's ability to shed water...

Greg.

You can also go to REI - or any good outdoor store - and buy waterproofing/repellent products that you put in your washing machine that will restore the waterproof characteristics - just wash as per the instructions - and you are good to go!

Thanks to both of you guys.

I will do both.

Kim

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