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btvr  (A 39209)

Sep 23, 2001, 5:43 AM
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I just got a new jump suit, but no directions on how it should be washed. The suit is made out of polycotton and spandex with grips. Any suggestions? Thanks



Jumperpaula  (D 23923)

Sep 23, 2001, 9:06 AM
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I was told cold water, gentle cycle USE CHEER DETERGENT

Take it out of the washer AS SOON as it's done spinning, the colors may bleed if it sits. Hang dry only.

If you have booties, you may want to Shoe Goo them now. Before you do a lot of walking on them.

hmmmm, people really WASH their jumpsuits??
Paula

Fly Your Slot !


Premier SkymonkeyONE  (D 12501)

Sep 23, 2001, 9:36 AM
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In reply to:
hmmmm, people really WASH their jumpsuits??
My primary RW comp suit gets so nasty I can't stand it, so yes, I wash it about three times a year. When your white suit turns brown and gray, then wash that rascal. I just stick mine right into the washer on regular cycle. I do not use the dryer; I just hang it up on a rack outside. I have never had gripper colors bleed onto the white, but they do fade.

Chuck




remiandkaren  (C 2328)

Sep 23, 2001, 10:21 AM
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what they said..... but throwing a big hut tub party is better....

Remi
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freeflir29  (D 10000000)

Sep 23, 2001, 4:52 PM
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Uhhhhhh.....jump in the rain!
Yes Regis.....that's my final answer......

"This conversation ends right here Captain! You can talk to the ALO when he gets back."-Me
Clay


DBTECH  (B 21186)

Sep 23, 2001, 6:49 PM
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I first attack any grass stains with 'Clorox Clean-Up,' then->

I do a regular wash with 'max water level'--cold/warm, with a phosphate detergent, followed by "at least" two full rinses to minimize the residual soap in the grippers--then I hang to dry.

Dave Brownell



Aviatrr  (D 27349)

Sep 23, 2001, 9:29 PM
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Uhhh....what's a gripper? Wink You mean those things on the arms and legs? Damn....I thought those were just to look cool.. Think I could put some on my freefly suit? Tongue

Mike



PhillyKev

Sep 24, 2001, 5:32 AM
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According to Bev of Bev Suits....wash in cold water only, hang dry. Don't treat stains other than with the detergent you're using in the wash. Don't use anything with bleach in it. And beware of Tide and Woolite, they cause the colors to fade. Personally I use the color protector cheer. It has an ingredient to neutralize any chlorine in the tap water.

cielos azules y cerveza fra

-Kevin


SkydiveMonkey  (B 102345)

Sep 24, 2001, 4:17 PM
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When I cleaned my aircare suit, I just got my parents to clean it for me - came up good as new !! I recomend them any time !!! Smile

BPA - A102345
Gravity doesn't exisit - the Earth just sucks !!! Smile


allieram  (B 24638)

Sep 24, 2001, 4:52 PM
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My jumpsuit says cold water wash, hang to dry.

Yes, for all you smartasses out there, my jumpsuit told me that.



Dutchboy  (A 37004)

Sep 24, 2001, 6:18 PM
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I was mine in cold water in the gentle cycle with NO detergent. I normally wash mine every weekend after use. I just drip dry.

The Dutchboy
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BabyAngel

Sep 28, 2001, 7:02 AM
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Do you ever get into arguments with your jumpsuit?



allieram  (B 24638)

Sep 29, 2001, 1:28 AM
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No, no arguments yet. As long as we jump together, we're happy.



What42  (Student)

Sep 30, 2001, 6:59 PM
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I try not to wash mine. It's bad luck.

Wesley
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