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'Shrinking' a jumpsuit in the wash

 


Shivinski  (C 108823)

Jun 5, 2011, 12:53 PM
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Heya,
I've got a 2nd hand Freefly Suit from Tony Suits made out of (what I'm almost certain is) 4-ply.
Now it's always been a slight bit too big on me (a few inches too tall and a little bit more baggy than I would have liked).
Now I'm no fabric expert so this might well sound like a bit of a retarded question, but I was just wondering if I could shrink it by sticking it on a hot was (my washing machine goes from anything between 20 degrees to 90 degrees C)? It's all black with white stripes so there's no colour running to worry about.

If not, why not? Smile


(This post was edited by Shivinski on Jun 5, 2011, 12:57 PM)


irishrigger  (D 297)

Jun 5, 2011, 2:05 PM
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I would suggest you email tonysuits direct and see what they say.


jackwallace  (Student)

Jun 5, 2011, 4:55 PM
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Send it to my mother she can shrink stainless steel.


darkwing  (D 4164)

Jun 5, 2011, 6:03 PM
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Sewing would give a much better result than washing, which might do anything from nothing, to complete ruination.


jumpsalot-2  (D 33093)

Jun 5, 2011, 7:39 PM
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Sewing would give a much better result than washing, which might do anything from nothing, to complete ruination.
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Is "ruination" really a word ?......Unsure


Squeak  (E 1313)

Jun 5, 2011, 7:41 PM
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In reply to:
In reply to:
Sewing would give a much better result than washing, which might do anything from nothing, to complete ruination.
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Is "ruination" really a word ?......Unsure
yes it is


julio_gyn  (A 705)

Jun 6, 2011, 3:11 AM
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hot wash and tumble dry will shrink anything, the only problem is shrinking too much....


piisfish

Jun 6, 2011, 3:53 AM
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hot wash and tumble dry will shrink anything, the only problem is shrinking too much....
rigger solution 1 : get inside suit, hot wash and shrink to fit Smile
rigger solution 2 : why don't you just grow up ? Smile

LaughLaughLaugh


theonlyski  (D License)

Jun 6, 2011, 3:57 AM
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In reply to:
In reply to:
hot wash and tumble dry will shrink anything, the only problem is shrinking too much....
rigger solution 1 : get inside suit, hot wash and shrink to fit Smile
rigger solution 2 : why don't you just grow up ? Smile

LaughLaughLaugh


LaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaugh


solodude59  (Student)

Jun 8, 2011, 2:57 AM
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It's also a helluva cigar by Man O' War!



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