String washing


(Waylon) #1

When i read up on toxic strings, washing a continuing to use string was mentioned. Do people really do this? Is there a technique to it?


#2

U can ask jenjen. :slight_smile:


#3

It means you put some used strings in your pants pocket, then take them out after you do the laundry.


#4

Sure. Water. Soap. Rinse thoroughly. Hang to dry. If your string starts to fray or looks worn, you might want to go ahead and replace it before it snaps.


(Waylon) #5

After playing with with this dragon string for the last three or four days, I can see washing and reusing certain brands being a reality. It would have never occurred to me to try extending the life of a string like that before.


#6

Isn’t jenjen part of twisted strings?


#7

Don’t bother with cotton string. It breaks easily after being washed. 50/50 slick string may be ok. 100% poly probably works to a point but it will eventually wear out too.


#8

What about Kitty String? I go though a 100 pack of poly (thin and normal) in about 4 months!


#9

i use 100 pack stock yye string, so i dont bother most of the time :P. when i have a more expensive string around, id use dish soap and water. dish soap works for me the best (cause the string is dirty because of grease) . then ill use a hair dryer on cold. (i get my strings dirty because of the mistake of earing while throwing lol :P) i dont use the hot setting because sometimes the string dries too fast on only a few threads and it make the string shrivel up in a way!


#10

Toxics. Particularly dragon wash up really well. I put them through a wash dry cycle loose in the machine.

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#11

I used to do this when my poly strings were running low and I was too lazy to order em. Most of that grunge on your string is from the oil on your hands.

  1. Put a whole lot of em inside an empty sock and tie the end.
  2. Throw em inside the washer with your other laundry.
  3. ???
  4. Profit?

I only recommend you this is once or twice depending on the string type. ANY strings will be frayed and weaker after using just once.


#12

That’s a good idea, putting them in a sock, would let them wash up and less tangling than putting them in loose I’d figure. Maybe a mesh bag.

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