How best to clean a white saddle bag?

rodgers73rodgers73 Posts: 2,626
edited May 2013 in Road general
It's an Altura nylon/synthetic bag that fastens on with vecro straps in the usual style. The white panels have got pretty grubby with ground in road dirt etc.

Best way to get this scrubbed up? I wondered about washing powder or maybe dishwater powder and a scrubbing brush? Something powerful I expect.

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  • Stewpot407Stewpot407 Posts: 97
    Empty it and stick it, with clothes, in the washing machine.

    Cheers

    Stew
    ps... I have no idea if this works but its what i'd do ;)
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  • VTechVTech Posts: 4,736
    I've cleaned so many leather and cloth interiors (cars) with non-scented baby wipes and has always done a near perfect job. Use the cheapest ones as they tend to be the best for cleaning.
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  • rodgers73rodgers73 Posts: 2,626
    Would they be powerful enough???
  • goonzgoonz Posts: 3,106
    Just spray it with Mr muscle and then wash under sink, and letg dry. It's only a saddle bag and will only get dirty again.
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  • menthelmenthel Posts: 2,484
    Agreed with baby wipes. They get used for all sorts of cleaning in our house. Good for getting bike grease out of clothes when necessary too!
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  • philwintphilwint Posts: 763
    rodgers73 wrote:
    Would they be powerful enough???

    From what I remember, dried on baby snot is the most adhesive material known to man. So if baby wipes can shift that you should be ok with them on the bag :D

    (the second most adhesive material is dried on cornflakes - no idea why someone hasn't found an industrial use for either)
  • rodgers73rodgers73 Posts: 2,626
    I found some Cillit Bang under the sink...
  • smoggystevesmoggysteve Posts: 2,918
    One of the things on a bike guaranteed to get minging in bad weather and you buy a white one!!!

    I would just scrub it with some vanish and a nail brush and rinse it out under a tab.
  • rodgers73rodgers73 Posts: 2,626
    It's scrubbed up nicely though - spray on the CB and leave for ten mins. Rinse off and 18 months of dirt is gone!
  • zardozzardoz Posts: 251
    I got recommended cif cleaner by my LBS for cleaning white handlebar tape.
  • goonzgoonz Posts: 3,106
    I didnt know you could even get white saddle bags, why would you want a white one anyway?

    My black one got dirty enough I dread tothink what your white one looks like.
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  • rodgers73rodgers73 Posts: 2,626
    Well, its black with white panels
  • TakeTurnsTakeTurns Posts: 1,075
    I hope your bike is not black, otherwise a white saddle bag sounds horrendous!
  • rodgers73rodgers73 Posts: 2,626
    Its white, with lots of visible scrapes and scratches on it. Next one will be black I reckon!
  • goonzgoonz Posts: 3,106
    White bikes are faster. Trust me, I know. :lol:
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