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Can I wash it?

June 25th, 2009, 04:04 PM
Keelys collar is getting, icky looking. And i dont know how i should wash it or if it will even come clean :shrug:.. Its A (pink) nylon collar, but on the outside, it has a heavy duty ribbon type thing sewed on cause its perdy. (Kinda liek the collars smiley14 makes!).. The white on the ribbon, looks a pale grey and the inside nylon looks gross. It has a metal clasp thingy, a metal slider, a metal D ring.. How would i go about washing it?

Could i just throw it in the washer? In the sink? CAN i wash it?

I wish it came with a tag showing how to wash it:rolleyes: And i wish i knew what i was doin' ! haha


June 25th, 2009, 04:48 PM
I would think you can wash it, but I wouldn't put it in the washer. I would put it in a dishtub or something like that, with Ivory liquid or some other dish soap. Let it soak out the nasty, icky!

Good luck,

June 25th, 2009, 05:07 PM
oo, Good idea! :D Thanks!

June 25th, 2009, 05:21 PM
Lemon juice will cut grease. Baking soda and warm water soak can help take out yucky smells.

June 26th, 2009, 12:21 AM
Hand wash it in the sink, I've always just used the dog shampoo to wash collars :D. You can use a scrub brush on the inside of the collar to get a deep down clean of the nylon. Hang it to dry.

June 26th, 2009, 08:08 PM
Don't know about the ribbon part but here is what I did with Jet's pink nylon collar. Soaked it in a cup covered with pure lysol floor cleaner for a couple of hours. Then put it inside an old work sock and washed with a load of dark stuff. Dried it with the same load, in the sock. It faded but did not degrade and the fittings did not dry out or crack or anything. That collar lasted her whole adult life, over 13 years.

June 27th, 2009, 12:42 AM
If you have a dishwasher, that works the best for washing ribbon or fabric collars! I put mine on the top rack of the dishwasher on normal setting and then let them air dry. Otherwise, yes, you can wash them in the washer on a delicate cycle and let them air dry. :) I've done both with no problems! :)

June 28th, 2009, 03:20 PM
I use Amaze powder from Walmart. Makes even the dirtiest collars like new again, Including some that were fairly delicate and ribbon like. Soak collar in Amaze and hot water, come back water is usually brown, then rinse and drip dry. Some of Cider's pink collars have gone grey, and I'm shocked as I forget how pink they once were.