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Thread: phosphates in washing powder

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    phosphates in washing powder

    Do you use low phosphate \ phosphate free washing powder on your hunting clothes to cut down on UV reflection? Do you think it makes that much difference to the hunt when its all said and done?
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    I personally think it would make more difference than Camo/no camo
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    yep. I use an ECO wash, as I found my stoney creek trousers were getting lighter. The phosphates were bleaching them.
    Plus it supposedly stops the UV thing with animals vision.

    Any phosphate free Eco/earth friendly wash should do.

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    Good question. I dump mine in laundry sink, a couple days later it ends up clean and folded in my hunting drawers. Dunno what it's washed in but the last deer didn't see me!


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    good question, I have always wondered this but never asked...
    thanks.

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    I use 'Pure laundry soap' its a bar and you use an old cheese grater to put a bit in the machine then 1/4 cup Baking soda. Good job no UV and much cheaper than Sportwash
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    I use Sportwash, but I think the Mrs has used it back-to-front, 'cos it seems to have stopped me seeing the deer.
    Seriously though, it probably helps, but by the time the deer has worked out what the glowing thing pointing a stick is - it's too late.
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    Never use standard washing powders on gore-tex etc, it's very abrasive. Use dish washing liquid, just squirt a bit in the machine, It's cost effective & works mint.
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    Aw you guys are giving me the shits , I used to have to fix them washing machines ..........you should see the inside of a washer that's had dishwash liquid , grated soap and all sorts of other shit that was a " miracle cure" for something put thru them . Josh C has the idea..............funny thing , I spent 20 odd years fixin washing machines and dryers and dishwashers yet I have no idea how to use one .
    Have deer ( and other critters ) only recently been able to see UV ? , I mean before all you clever dudes figured that soap powder makes you glow in board daylight how the hell did you ever sneak up on anything tasty ...... same with the fish , soft baits , rapala's..........is something running survival courses for game animals
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    if you are worried about the UV Brighteners in your washing powder just send them back through another cycle WITHOUT adding powder..thats at least 2 more lots of water to rinse it out.

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    Add baking powder.

 

 

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