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Cleaning ear plugs

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by m70win, Jul 13, 2007.

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  1. m70win

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    I tried dish soap and they still look pretty bad.
     
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    Alcohol....not the type you drink.

    Forrest
     
  3. jnoemanh

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    Yuk. If you can't stand, or don't want, earmuffs, buy the throaway foam plugs, a couple dozen for $2. The good ones which are sold by safety supply houses (EAR is a good brand), or the S&W branded ones are quite good.
     
  4. GoldEx

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    Use q-tips regularly and you will rarely ever have to clean your ear plugs.

    Jeff
     
  5. spitter

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    I use "wetnaps". I like ribs and grab a handful of the alcohol soaked packaged cloths on my way out the door. Stick 'em in a zip lock bag as part of my range supplies - great for cleaning hands on the range or in the field after a day of shooting!

    Jay Spitz
     
  6. Jerbear

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    I bought a box of these at the above site. Use them a few times and throw them away and open a new pack. I like them because you don't touch the foam and there is no cord.


    Jerbear
     
  7. m70win

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    Jer I like the cords so you don't lose them, or if they get stuck in your ears. You can also hang them around your neck when your not using them.

    Tim
     
  8. Beancounter

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    Get the wax cleaned out of your ears and you won't have such a problem. What is wrong with people here? Is this a Forrest Gump wanna be contest??
     
  9. Jerbear

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    Do a search, I think you can get them with the cord as well.


    Jerbear
     
  10. ricks1

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    peroxide is best i ma guessing but you have the baffle type? pull al off if it has one if plastic no problem there is a new disposable {hearing type] that works well check with a safety supply place rick
     
  11. trap41

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    Use a straight stream of hot water from your shower massage into your ears. Make ear wax all gone, all gone.
     
  12. halfmile

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    Get a Buddy Hackett Wax job, your plugs will stay clean. (let's see if anyone gets that one.)

    HM
     
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    soak over nite in warm water and DAWN dish soap,,,I soak mine rite in the plastic pouch ,,,rinse in the morning,,,,clean and ready to go,,,,I also have Q-Tips in my shooting bag
     
  14. Brian in Oregon

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    Women have this nifty little mesh bag for putting delicate items in the wash. It works well for all types of ear plugs, from cheap squishies to molded. Just put them in the bag and toss them in with the laundry. They can then go into the dryer.
     
  15. m70win

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    Thanks for all the good advise. I kinda like the soak them over night in the plastic pouch idea. If that doesn't work maybe I'll try some Hopes #9.

    Tim
     
  16. Dynokick189

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    Brian from Oregon is on the right track.

    If you haven't got one of those nifty little bags, you can put them into the toe (no holes please) of an unmatched sock (DUH, like who doesn't have one of those) tie them off and toss them in the wash, then the drier.
    Been doing this for years, why... I'm cheap!! Saving my money to buy lead.


    Mike
     
  17. JerryP

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    I don't understand what makes people want to lick molded earplugs. Turns my stomach.
     
  18. Dave P

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    Jay: I do the same thing at KFC. Dave P
     
  19. Dave P

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    Buy a bottle of Hydrogen Peroxide which is what is in Ear Wax Removal kits but a heck of a lot cheaper. I have to have my ears cleaned at least twice a year so I soften it all up before I go so it's easier to do. The self-kits don't do a complete job.
     
  20. cubancigar2000

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    q-tips are the worst thing you can do to your ears. Use Peroxide on your ears and plugs
     
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