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Old 01-09-2012, 12:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, so I'm really stupid sometimes...

My 686 Manual Rhythm pants got a bit on the dirty-side. Being bright yellow I can understand that. So... I soaked them in Oxyclean (first mistake?) then biffed them in the Top-loader (second mistake) with some kinda Eco laundry liquid shit we use (third mistake).

Turns out what happened is that the outer fabric is laminated with a rubbery white layer on the inside. This layer has got nearly totally destroyed, and my pants have a ton of white flakey crap inside the liners. You can see from the outside of the pants where the white backer has flaked off

Ahhh shit. *Facepalm*

Now, this isn't an anti-686 rant. The pants were dope, nice design, tough material kinda thicker almost denim-like. Loved em!

More a 'don't do this'... now I'm off shopping for new pants. Crap
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nikwax and delicate cycle...
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The washers at our apartment complex are brutal. 3 settings: Max Destruction - Impending Doom - Implosion Cycle
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Time for new pants. Love my 686. They're (almost) indestructible.
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Yeh I liked those pants too.

Gets so wet over here, not much does well enough to not soak through eventually on a snow day and not willing to pay $400 on one item.
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My first 686 is now at 40% waterproofness. I learned on it and scraped a lot of the coating off. Tried NikWax TX-Direct wash-in, but didn't seem to help much. They recommended spray-on, but shouldn't a wash-in be better..?
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Yeh I liked those pants too.

Gets so wet over here, not much does well enough to not soak through eventually on a snow day and not willing to pay $400 on one item.
I got these yesterday and they still have a couple left. $80 for 686 pants is a great deal in my book. My other smarty pants have been through hell and back and are still holding on.

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And here I thought I got a great deal when my local shop cut me a 50% off on a 686 recently. So it's everywhere.
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I left mine on a heater grill seeing as how it wasn't very hot. That changed, and 10 minutes later the ass of my pants had been melted off... so now I'm stuck with my old baggy Burtons.
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And here I thought I got a great deal when my local shop cut me a 50% off on a 686 recently. So it's everywhere.
Given how great this season is going I foresee a bunch of crazy end of year deals in a couple of months.

This one blew my mind yesterday: Rome Garage Rocker Snowboard + Shift Bindings 2011 | evo outlet

Rome board and bindings for <$220 shipped! Its like the bindings are free and its a good damn setup too.
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