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    How do I wash my Radian cover?

    My Champaign Radian cover is dirty and needs some serious washing (recently went on vacation and let dd eat in her seat for convienence). How can I wash the cover? Can I just throw it in the washer or will it ruin it? Is it easy to take off the seat? Where is it attached at, is it attached in a difficult way?
    If for some reason it ends up ruined, how much do new covers cost?

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    Re: How do I wash my Radian cover?

    I washed our Radian cover this spring after DS spilled a strawberry smoothie in his seat (don't ask why we let him have one while in the car!)

    The Radian manual has good instructions for removing/replacing the cover. I was worried, too, but it turned out to be easier than I thought. I washed the cover on the "hand wash" setting of the washer, and let it air dry. For the straps, I just wiped them off with plain water.

    The cover turned out looking great ... no damage from washing. If it did fall apart after one washing, then I would call Sunshine Kids to ask for a free replacement. (They also sell them if you need a new one a few years down the road, but I can't remember the cost.)

    Good luck!
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    Re: How do I wash my Radian cover?

    I have also machine washed one of my Radian covers on the delicate cycle and it came out perfectly.

    Make sure you let it air dry, as the heat can damage elastic.

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    Re: How do I wash my Radian cover?

    Quote Originally Posted by supercrunch View Post
    Make sure you let it air dry, as the heat can damage elastic.
    ....And could shrink the cover enough to not fit the shell...
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    Re: How do I wash my Radian cover?

    Wash it gentle cycle cold and then air dry. It'll come out perfectly.


    Taking it off is a pure PITA though

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    Re: How do I wash my Radian cover?

    Quote Originally Posted by ThreeBeans View Post
    Taking it off is a pure PITA though
    Fortunately, it's not as much a PITA as taking off an Evenflo Triumph cover to wash--you have to unscrew the back of the Triumph shell! (I just cleaned up my great-nieces' Triumphs--it made me appreciate the relative ease of cover removal on other carseats!)
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    Re: How do I wash my Radian cover?

    Ok, yeah, you don't need TOOLS to get off the R65 cover

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    Re: How do I wash my Radian cover?

    Quote Originally Posted by ThreeBeans View Post
    Ok, yeah, you don't need TOOLS to get off the R65 cover
    Actually, I did. lol

    Those little rivets on the sides were really hard to get off. I ended up using plyers to grab them after my fingers got too sore.

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    Re: How do I wash my Radian cover?

    Quote Originally Posted by supercrunch View Post
    Actually, I did. lol

    Those little rivets on the sides were really hard to get off. I ended up using plyers to grab them after my fingers got too sore.

    I popped them off by pulling up on the cover while holding them. Much less painfuly than trying to get my fingers in to pop them off just from the top. Not sure that makes sense. Kinda like, you start pullin it off, it gets stuck due to those little button rivet things (but you don't know that's what's got it stuck) so you push your fingers further under the stuck spot and magically they POP!

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    Re: How do I wash my Radian cover?

    Quote Originally Posted by RearFacingAdvocate View Post
    I popped them off by pulling up on the cover while holding them. Much less painfuly than trying to get my fingers in to pop them off just from the top. Not sure that makes sense. Kinda like, you start pullin it off, it gets stuck due to those little button rivet things (but you don't know that's what's got it stuck) so you push your fingers further under the stuck spot and magically they POP!

    Stephanie
    That's what I did. The first time I removed it I nearly got bloody fingernails trying to pry the rivets off. The second time, I prayed the fabric was good quality, grabbed the cover and YANKED. Fortunately it came off intact, lol.

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