30th June 2005, 10:04 AM
Hi CS members,
I has been using my lowepro bag since 2004 that's why looks
dirty and want to wash. but ....
Can I use hand wash with soap or dry wash ? Dunno whether can
make the sponge 'melt' ?
Need your advice...
1st July 2005, 01:28 AM
1st July 2005, 11:51 AM
Thanks bro ...
hope other members can share their opinion ..
1st July 2005, 02:53 PM
are we talking about the inserts or the bag itself?
the bag itself being is made of canvas and synthetics, and can be washed like other havasacks. dumped mine into the washing machine and came out very much alright. i guess it also makes sense that being water resistant it was designed to get wet.
about the inserts, i only hand washed those because i noticed there aren't additional stitchings across to ensure the fillings inside doesnt move (like a quilt). no problems mantaining the shape hand-washed as well.
1st July 2005, 10:35 PM
u're well come erm. picky?..
erm Candy, mind explaining:"being water resistant it was designed to get wet"? mean?...
i tot ~ being water resistant meant not to get wet, hence 'resist'.
anyway how long would my Lowe-pro Compact AW need to b hung out under de bright sun to 'bake' ler?
2nd July 2005, 09:34 PM
sorry. to clarify, what i meant was that the material is designed to withstand water, hence doesnt loose its shape (unlike paper, know wat i mean?)
it will eventually get wet. its only water resistant, not water proof. even the water-proof extra cover is actually water resistant only...haha.
i guess it depends very much how humid the day is? i don't really know how long, usually one day is more than enough for it to dry.
3rd July 2005, 01:40 PM
4th July 2005, 02:23 AM
picky wants to know if the bag can be washed rite? answer is yes, i have done it at 3 times this year, and numerous times before.
im not your dictionary here to help u understand the difference between the known meanings between water resistant, and water proof.
thank you very much.
4th July 2005, 02:46 AM
If its just dirt and dust, you can use a shoe-brush and give it a thorough scrub (No chemicals needed).
4th July 2005, 07:57 AM
i would wash it..... no point brushing it as it will just look clean..... a good wash will get rid of dirt and dust..... stuff that you want away from your lens and (dslr) ccd
4th July 2005, 12:48 PM
Originally Posted by candy
Do appreciate that you want to share.
Dumped yours into washing m/c. Did you soak before washing ?
Did soap powder spoil the spouge of your bag ?
4th July 2005, 03:33 PM
My bag too big to fit inside the washing machine, so hand washed.
Water, detergent, hands. settled. takes 1 day to dry.
4th July 2005, 05:27 PM
no ah never soak. just dump straight in. i do not put the sponge inserts inside the washing machine, i hand wash those. not cos of the detergent, but because i'm worried it might loose its shape.
Originally Posted by picky
don't fret just dump your bag in! haha i know the bag isn't cheap and was apprehensive myself. but i've been washing my hiking bags this way since forever - and those bags collect a lot more grim than camera bags.
4th July 2005, 09:51 PM
5th July 2005, 11:02 AM