Dec 29 2004, 02:33 AM
I like to keep my babies clean, but I can also tend to be lazy. I've thought about doing this on more than one occasion, but I was always afraid of ruining my discs. Any experience here?

Dec 29 2004, 03:09 AM
you know, you should really research this topic, do a few trial runs, and get back to us when you find out! If it does work, I'll have my dishwasher running by 8am tomorrow morning.

Dec 29 2004, 03:16 AM
A dishwasher will take the hotstamp right off a disc. That was with regular Cascade, don't know if liquid detergents are any easier on them.

Dec 29 2004, 03:41 AM
That settles it, I'm on the case. If I'm not back in the amount of time a GE dishwasher takes to complete a cycle, send in backup.

Dec 29 2004, 04:16 AM
Ive had experience with metalized coating comming off when the plastic expands due to heat (metal does not like to expand like plastic. It seems it could just be too hot. Dishwashing is good for ghost stamping (removing stamp) so dont do it hot! Try it cold for me tho, would u?

Dec 29 2004, 04:17 AM
I realy believe it will be fine cold. And only a tad bit of soap.

Dec 29 2004, 04:18 AM
maybe just a bit of liquide hand soap eh?

Dec 29 2004, 04:35 AM
A laundry washer has cold water settings : ) Just imagine a disc golfer going to a laundr-o-mat and putting a whole bunch of discs in the washer. Hah, that'd be great.

Chris Hysell
Dec 29 2004, 07:35 PM
Do dishwashers damage discs?

Stop by my house and do my dishes. Then we will check out my discs and see.

Dec 29 2004, 08:18 PM
That settles it, I'm on the case. If I'm not back in the amount of time a GE dishwasher takes to complete a cycle, send in backup.

that was pretty funny!!

Dec 29 2004, 08:41 PM
Be careful cause if it get's too hot your disc may be deformed when it comes out. Be careful stacking them like plates cause they may deform that way too. The best way to do it would be to lay the discs flat.

Dec 29 2004, 08:46 PM
This ranks right up there with the undetectable way to add weight to discs and both leave me with the same question.

"Why would someone try this?"

Dec 29 2004, 09:10 PM
I, for one, would try this because I am very lazy and do not like washing all my discs by hand.

Dec 29 2004, 09:14 PM
Seems the reason to try this is obvious, and there are no conflicts with any rules.
Why do you think this thread rates with the other?

Dec 29 2004, 10:02 PM
i just am trying to think who on earth would put discs in a dishwasher

Dec 29 2004, 10:31 PM
disc golfers . . . .

Dec 29 2004, 10:34 PM
I have a friend that puts his in the dishwasher. He doesn't use the heat drying. He's married too!

Dec 29 2004, 11:38 PM
We just got a Bosch Dishwasher. It superheats the water to 165 degrees, which sterilizes your dishes. Not heat drying sycle, just condensation drying.

Just think, you can wash all those bad memories from your discs. I suggest using Jet Dry. No spots, just clean, happy plastic.

I may try on a disc or 2 to see if it works. I'm thinking DX will definitely be the greatest risk, but poses the greatest benefit.

Dec 29 2004, 11:59 PM
Any POSITIVE results, guys? :D

Dec 30 2004, 01:19 AM
Ill try a DX disc tommorow and see what happens. I would do it now but I dont feel like putting the dishes away that are IN the dishwasher right now...


Dec 30 2004, 01:35 AM
I wash my discs all of the time. It is especially effective on the DX plastic and will remove all of the dirt from the nicks and scratches.
The only negative that I have had is that it will partially remove the stamps from certain discs. Mostly the rainbow foil stamps on champion plastic. Never had a problem with the flat black, white, or yellow stamps. I have not noticed any warping, however you want to keep the heat settings to a minimum.

Dec 30 2004, 01:41 AM
bout time someone with an answer!


and now for second opinions...

Dec 30 2004, 02:01 AM
I'll do it as soon as my fiance cooks a meal and loads the dishwasher.

Paul Taylor
Dec 30 2004, 12:08 PM
I'll do it as soon as my fiance cooks a meal and loads the dishwasher.

WATCH OUT!!!!!!!

I tried this same scenario. My wife was loading the dishwasher after dinner one night and still had a few spaces left over for 'other' dishes. I walked by and put a couple of discs in 'those' spaces. What happened afterwards is probably not allowed to be repeated on this message board... :o. Needless to say the look that I got was priceless, they always say that a picture is worth a thousand words.

But the worse thing to happen that night was yet to come...I took the discs form the dishwasher and headed to the bathtub to do it by hand. After I had finished washing them, I rinsed them off and just left them there to 'drip' dry over night.
You guessed it...when my wife got up in the morning to take a shower....well let's say I got more affection out of my discs for the next couple of days then my wife.

Moral to the story...Don't put your plastic in the dishwasher with the 'other' stuff. :D

Dec 30 2004, 12:28 PM
I used the washing machine for a load of golf balls that I picked up in the rough at the local club. I thought I had enough time before she got home, but NOoooooooo.
She walks in right as they start the spin cycle. I thought she'd never get off my *** for that one. :D

Jake L
Dec 30 2004, 12:37 PM
A buddy at the local course told me about his "habit" a couple of weeks ago. He uses the dishwasher every few weeks for his discs. TURN OFF THE HEATED DRYING. He also told me to not use the hot water cycle, with just a little soap. He mentioned something about the discs getting slick after washing them, but I forget the important stuff all the time.

Dec 30 2004, 01:26 PM
I tried it once with a load of dishes. I could not turn off the hot water, but I turned off the heated dry.

What happend was....

All the foil stamps dis-colored all turning silver. The only disc to warp was a 171g Z Crush. The outer edge did not warp, but the bottom rim did. It made the disc less stable. Other then that no problems, but from now I wash by hand.

I have found that by using Dawn dish soap and hot water to wash dx plastic repeatedly, the texture soon resembles that of SE plastic. I have an aviar that is super shiny due to many many washings by hand. The only drawback is that it is as slick as the SE plastic in the rain.

Dec 30 2004, 01:53 PM
so the bottom line is if you dont want to ruine a disc do not put it in the dishwasher rite.

Dec 30 2004, 03:21 PM
Use common sense. Turn off the heat drying. Also, DO NOT use liquid hand soap or liquid dish washing soap unless it is specifically made for dishwasher use. I use our dishwasher regularly. In the time I have been doing this there are just 2 cons I have found.

1. The stamps will more than likely come off.

Also, when using dishwasher soap, dont use as much as what you would to do the dishes with. 2 reasons; 1. You dont (always) eat off your disks. 2. The chlorine in the soap will remove the stamps.

Outside of the above mentioned issues, I highly recommend using the dishwasher for clean and happy plastic.

Happy flying!

Dec 30 2004, 03:48 PM
No way I would put discs in dishwaser machine! I am afraid if my discs would be missing! Maybe wife threw it away when I am not around. :eek:

Dec 30 2004, 04:32 PM
Good point, Joey...socks disappear from the dryer all the time...this could happen to your put a pair of discs in the dishwasher, and when you get them out, one is missing...or worse yet, they don't match any more....

Jake L
Dec 30 2004, 04:48 PM
That's too funny, LMAO.

Or the disc could shrink, and now you have a bag full of minis...

Just make sure not to wash a red disc with all MTL's white discs....

Dec 30 2004, 07:14 PM
Hot water via handwashing has made my discs more overstable in the past...not the best thing to do the night before a tourney. :mad:

Dec 30 2004, 10:53 PM
Yeah No more HOT water! I usually leave all dirty discs in bathtub with cold water. Then wash all and talk to it. You might score better next day! :D

Dec 31 2004, 02:07 PM
I talk to all my discs...and the ones who listen get to stay in my bag! /msgboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif