HOW TO CLEAN YOUR BOOTS
STEP 1 Your best bet is to clean your boots as soon as you get home from riding. The longer the dirt stays on the boots, the more difficult it is to get it off. We recommend using a pressure washer on a light setting for one minute to soak the exterior of the boots, leaving the buckles unstrapped to expose the surface underneath. Do this for both boots. We suggest using a flat, concrete surface as a wash area.
STEP 2 Once the water has sufficiently soaked into the dirt, it’s time to turn up the blasting power on the pressure washer. Work your way around each boot, spraying every external area. Don’t forget to wash the boot soles. Avoid spraying the interiors of the boots at all costs. This is also a good time to inspect each boot. If your footpegs have eaten deeply into the soles, then it’s wise to replace them. We recommend the services of Alpinestars ( www.alpinestars.com) and Pro-Boot ( www.pro-bootmx.com). Replace any badly worn or broken buckles.
STEP 3 With the mud clumps blasted off the boots, it’s time to buckle up the straps. Then, spray a judicious amount of degreaser (we recommend Simple Green) on all exterior areas of the boots. Use a soft scrub brush to work the degreaser into every nook and cranny. Then, use a pressure washer on the medium setting to spray off the chemical.
STEP 4 For a really great shine, we recommend filling a bucket with warm water and adding a few table- spoons of liquid soap. Dunk a soft scrubbing brush into the bucket, and work the soapy water into each boot panel. Focus on the hard-to-reach places and high-wear areas. Use a pressure washer on the medium setting to blast off the soap.
STEP 5 Inspect your boots closely. If they are still dirty, then repeat each step. Once you’re satisfied that the outsides of the boots are clean, you will need to unlatch the buckles, remove the inner booties (if applicable), and place the boots in an area that is out of direct sunlight but where fresh air flows. If at all possible, hang the boots upside down and off the ground to ensure that any water that entered the boots will drain out. ;
• Liquid soap • Pressure washer • Soft scrubbing brush NECESSARY ITEMS: • Water • Degreaser
TIME TO COMPLETE: • 5–10 minutes