Protecting BDU from fading advice please
Posted 22 May 2007 - 11:00 PM
Posted 22 May 2007 - 11:25 PM
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Posted 23 May 2007 - 12:16 AM
Posted 23 May 2007 - 12:48 AM
i understand completly on the feild the logic of your camos to be beat up and worn in, but im wanting to protect them and not have them look that way. lol
does anyone have any more suggestions on how to keep clothing looking new for years to come?
This post has been edited by Tessaract: 23 May 2007 - 12:55 AM
Posted 23 May 2007 - 08:06 PM
Posted 23 May 2007 - 08:32 PM
Washing them with salt actually makes them fade faster. It's an old trick that we used in the military to make our cammies look older, thus making us look less like an FNG.
Posted 23 May 2007 - 09:07 PM
maybe spray the inside of the jacket with bug spray than the outside?
rather have a slightly faded jacket than be eaten up by bugs thats for sure
Posted 23 May 2007 - 09:37 PM
Wash them inside out with Woolite for Darks (doesn't contain any optical brighteners) on Delicate Cycle (Permanent press only if you got ground in mud, delicate will take care of any paint except staining types).
Line dry (never in the machine, nor in sunlight). This is how I treat all my camouflage (BDUs, Specops Fusions, Ultralights, Tru-Spec Marpat). However, No matter what you do, the Tru-Spec Marpat type will fade with each washing. Also, any areas on your clothing that get extra wear (Knees and elbows if you crawl) will fade quicker.
For insect repellent on your clothing, I recomend a product containing Permethrin (i.e. Sawyer Premium). It lasts through multiple washings (up to 6 weeks or washings, whichever comes first), is odorless and repels and kills ticks and mosquitoes. I wash my clothes, let them dry completely, then spray them down with the permethrin. I only use Picaridin (better sweat resistance and will not damage plastics or other synthetic materials) bug sprays on my exposed skin (Wrists, head and ankles). Avoid using DEET anywhere that might get onto goggles as it is known to weaken plastics.
As an added layer of protection, I wear a complete set of Underarmor Heat Compression gear under my clothing to stay comfy and make in a bit harder for the ticks and mosquitoes to get me.
Posted 25 May 2007 - 12:36 PM
B ) wash them by hand in the sink and hang dry them.
This post has been edited by Pooker: 25 May 2007 - 12:37 PM
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Posted 25 May 2007 - 12:55 PM
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Posted 25 May 2007 - 01:36 PM
2.) Wash and dry inside out.
3.) Hang dry out of the sun or use a gentle drying cycle.