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How-To: Vest Care 101 How to clean your vest

#16 User is offline   Alwayslurking 

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Posted 26 September 2006 - 06:23 PM

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 07:35 PM

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 01:52 PM

Here's how I clean mine. I find this to be the easiest way:

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Edit: The picture is defunct, and the bathtub method later proved to be not effective enough at getting out stains. It also made a royal mess in the bathtub, which required significant effort to clean. My recommended method: take it in the shower. Paint gets forced into fabric when it hits and breaks on a vest. You need spraying water to force it out.

You CAN machine wash non-mesh vests, although, as stated before and after, it's not recommended. If you wrap it up very well so there's no parts hanging loose, and machine wash it with Woolite, it generally won't hurt it. Don't make a habit of it, and only do it as a last resort when it's positively filthy. I only did it once, before I sold my Sabre vest. The buyer was very happy with it.

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 06:33 PM

Nice. I'm going to try this soon with my sabre-ish vest (Webbing)
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Posted 28 November 2006 - 08:59 AM

Thanks Monitor that worked great own my harness :)
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Posted 28 November 2006 - 07:49 PM

This is a great idea but would I do this to the mesh on the Spec Ops vest I have?
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Posted 01 January 2007 - 07:47 PM

Just as a heads up to anyone wondering: Yes, this method works wonderfully on the newer Mesh style vests from Spec Ops. You just don't scrub as much.

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 07:53 PM

i did this same method for my old vest, but now i have a backpack and 2 pod leg pouch, will it ruin the velcrow?, im sure it will be fine, but ill try it out in a few hours with my pack and pouch
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Posted 07 January 2007 - 01:13 PM

Im gonna Bump this so others can see it, this is a great method.

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 07:49 PM

umm how does putting a vest in the washer dramatically decrease the life span of your vest?
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Posted 17 January 2007 - 08:36 PM

anyone?
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Posted 17 January 2007 - 08:42 PM

Washers work by adding soap and water, then agitating the mix. Usually, a central pillar acts a sort of propeller, for lack of a better term, swishing the water back and forth. This motion will often ungently slam a vest around (especially if the vest gets wrapped around the agitator). Hence, more rapid wear on something that wasn't designed to go in a washer to begin with. If you absolutely have to toss your vest in a normal washer, I'd put it in a delicates bag (mesh bag), and then set the washer on delicate. With front load washers, the wear will probably be less, though YMMV.
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Posted 28 January 2007 - 05:07 AM

I'm with Ninja. I've had my Mountaineer for about three seasons, and I think it's time for a cleaning. Or at least it smells like it...

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 01:36 PM

This method works really good, but I have found some words of warning that may need to be added. If there are some really stubborn areas, you have no other choice but than to resort to the pressure washer, if you don't have one, go up to the local coin car wash and use that thing on the rinse cycle. Carefully though, thise pack some punch. Next, if you have any kind of nametags, front or rear, do not scrub hard or soak these, the lettering may come off. Lastly, the soaking method is not a great idea because I've noticed it is harder to get out all the soap, while with the scrubbing it come out well.
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Posted 04 June 2007 - 08:13 PM

Hmm... I always did exactly that wit my old Flurry but now I have a Warsensor MOLLE vest and I am not 100% sure... anyone tried it? I am reluctant to submerge it in water because of the padding and the synthetic that makes up the shoulders.
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