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SDoc100: Give your gear a good clean

by MotoGusto Editor

Motovlogger, o75 cleans up his act to give his jacket a damn good clean with SDoc100’s Textile and Leather Wash and Reproofer.

We’ve all been there, ride after ride and when you get back home, you don’t realise how grubby your textile wear is becoming. My Held Hakuna jacket is one that I make a point of cleaning once a year.

After a little sausage and egg muffin leaked down the front of my textile jacket, it was time for another clean. However, discouraging thoughts soon descended over another night hogging the family bathroom to scrub my jacket which didn’t fill me with joy. A search ensued to find a more effective method to free my motorcycle wear from engrained road grime and brekkie juice.


From Motohaus, I came across SDoc100 Technical Fabric & Leather Wash and Reproofing Spray. I’ve never heard of the German-engineered products but for a tenner, and £13 for the Reproofer, I thought, I have nothing to lose putting my jacket in the washing machine, and my boys still get a bath before bed.

The process is simple: take out all the armour, detach the inliner, open all the zips and turn the pockets inside out. Check the jacket’s washing instructions; in my case, a delicate wash at 30ºC. A quick read of the SDoc100 instructions and, noting water hardness in my area, I fill the included wash ball to 75ml, pop both in the washing machine, and hit start. That was easy. I hang the jacket to dry outside. First reactions; the sausage and egg residue still visible; dark road-inflicted dirt still covering the front of my jacket. That said, it was an improvement. 

So, with plenty of wash left, I thought I would apply the liquid neatly across stubborn areas first then aggravate with a brush then put it in the washing machine again.

After a couple of hours, well, now we’re talking. The improvement was so much better. Now, I’m not expecting my jacket to be in showroom condition, but I think, with another couple of washes, it could well be.

After a couple of hours, well, now we’re talking. The improvement was so much better. Now, I’m not expecting my jacket to be in showroom condition, but I think, with another couple of washes, it could well be.

As for the SDoc100 Technical Fabric & Leather Wash, it claims it can do four washes — assuming a light amount of dirt, and you live in a soft water area. For me, a heavily engrained textile jacket in a hard water area, well that’s all its contents gone in two washes. There was no advice to say it wasn’t safe to use neatly but I would like to have seen instructions to suggest that aggravating heavily soiled areas first before the first wash will offer better results. It could have meant saving enough for another wash later.

So, after leaving my jacket to dry overnight, I can really appreciate how good this product is. I probably need to wash my jacket more frequently that I have been doing. 

REPROOFING

With all the armour and protection back in place, and all the zips closed, the jacket now needs to be reprotected from the elements of the weather. With a can of SDoc100 Reproofing Spray, and in a well-ventilated area, I give the can a good shake and methodically spray the dry jacket, from top to bottom, each arm and then the rear. I had enough in the can to apply two coats and just enough to do my gloves too.

So, for £23 for the wash and reproofer, it is really good value for money. However, don’t expect miracles from a single wash; you may need to do it twice but using it neatly and scrubbing into the jacket before its first wash will certainly help.

Grab yours from www.motohaus.com

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