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PRODUCT CARE GUIDE

WASHING YOUR CHAINSAW TROUSERS

It might be an obvious one but we get a lot of questions about the right way to wash your chainsaw trousers and it's just the same as you would wash any other items of clothing.
Make sure to check the pockets first, brush down any debris so you don't clog up the machine and sling them in the washing machine.
The most important thing to remember with chainsaw trousers is DO NOT TUMBLE DRY THEM.
Make sure to air dry them on the washing line, in the airing cupboard or on the airer in front of the radiator or wood burner.
If you tumble dry them it can damage the trousers as all the fibres and elastic can shrivel up.

FOOTWEAR MAINTENANCE

To preserve your Arbortec boots and ensure longevity it is extremely important that they are maintained correctly.
Arbortec recommends cleaning and treating your boots with products from our range, that have been chosen specifically, and follow the guidelines set out below.

1. Always clean your boots regularly

2.Leather footwear: thoroughly clean your footwear with the recommend gel, polish off then finish with a waterproofing cream such as Chelsea Dubbin Cream, Nikwax

3.Nubuck/Suede footwear: brush away all dirt and contaminants then follow with the specialist Nubuck and Suede waterproofing products available from Arbortec.

4.Never clean with solvents of any kind.

5.Do not leave your footwear in direct sunlight or force dry.

6.Ensure your footwear is completely dry before wearing them to prevent the formation of mildew and unpleasant smells.

WATERPROOF CLOTHING CARE

We cannot stress enough how important it is to look after and clean your smock in order to maintain its waterproof abilities. Our garment fabric has a solid structure that physically stops water from passing through the membrane.
The fabric breaths by absorbing and dissipating sweat through the diffusion of water vapour molecules. When the membrane becomes clogged the garment will stop performing to the best of its ability to ensure it retains its waterproof and breathable properties.
When the fabric membrane becomes clogged with grease, dust, and dirt it is very likely to allow moisture in and leak.
We recommend washing your smock with NikWax TechWash following the guidelines on the NikWax packaging to clean off the grease and grime, followed by a re-wash with NikWax TX Direct, this will help to restore the garments waterproof properties.