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I guess expensive is relative. I got a big bottle of it for $6 and it's taken me through 3 seasons so far. Can't even get a pack of smokes for $6 in many places these days. I probably have $6 in change in my car, between the glove box, center console and shifter console.....while I like to do my own things and home made concoctions, I do have a limit on expense versus convenience. Just sayin.
Very true. I'm a huge fan of independence and the do-it-yourself attitude. And even though I feel rich, I don't have much money, hehe.

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And here all this time I thought you called them Foulies because you couldn't get them off in time when you really need to sit on the throne.

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Is the OP discussing foulies or wetsuits. Foulies can just be washed and hung. That also gets the salt out and stops some leaks.

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Quickstep, you don't say what brand or kind they are, what material they are. The washing care will vary. If there's no care tag that came with them, I would suggest calling the maker, or telling us what they are made of. If they are "plastic" or "breathable water resistant" everything is different.

Odds are the stink can be easily washed out, unless it is the "barf" smell that uncured cheap plastic sometimes gets as it ages. That's forever, the result of the plasticizers leaking out or breaking down.
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.... unless it is the "barf" smell ....
Ahhh, memories of the rain suit issued to me by Uncle Sam....sitting in a cold, wet foxhole smelling like barf.....


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Yes, can't get that smell out of my brain, now that you mention it.


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Is the OP discussing foulies or wetsuits. Foulies can just be washed and hung. That also gets the salt out and stops some leaks.
Dammit Jack I'm a Chef not a couturier, but I would think that the micro-organisms that contribute to the foulness of rain gear might be the same ones that give neoprene its 'just-pissed-in-freshness'.

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Dammit Jack I'm a Chef not a couturier, but I would think that the micro-organisms that contribute to the foulness of rain gear might be the same ones that give neoprene its 'just-pissed-in-freshness'.
You are likely correct.

I am just reluctant to use any chemicals on my foulies.

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For gortex, just follow the directions. I was with a mild detergant that does NOT include a fabric softener. Through in the dryer on low for 30-45 minutes and then spray a bit more Nikiwax on it. They get cleaned about 2-3x a season. The nikiwax smells a bit, but it goes away.

Never use bleach or fabric softener on hi-tech clothing. Even powdered detergant like oxy-clean has a bleaching agent in it. Read the friggin labels.

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Seconding the freezer suggestion.

Seriously, it works as well as any of the other methods mentioned so far, without compromising the waterproofing. If it's looking dirty as well as smelling it you can always freeze for a day and then wash it out in plain, hot water.

The smell is caused by bacteria that are entirely killed off by the freezer because the moisture inside the bacteria crystalises and tears the bacteria's membrane.
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