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    661 Evo pressure suit washing

    Hi all.

    I've recieved my new Evo pressure suit today. The suit belonged to someone who never wore It & still had the tags attached.
    The thing Is, the previous owner must have been a heavy smoker as It reeks of stale smoke. Being a non smoker, Its quite obnoxious.
    Which Is the best way to wash/clean the suit?

    Oz.

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    Wish I could help you with the evo. I have the Venom (I think) and I just throw it in the washer and then in the dryer for a few min. Seems to hold up pretty well. I've washed it by hand in the tub before too. That may be better for the evo.

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    Throw in wash, air dry.
    I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

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    Wash with borax, put vinegar in the fabric softener spot. Both are great deodourizers.

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    Thanks guys

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    I took mine to the hockey gear cleaning guy at the local arena at the end of the season. He used an enzyme killer to kill the funk and it is now like new again. I wash it in the washing machine during the season, but wanted it totally fresh for next year. It holds up to the machine, just don't put it in the dryer.

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    Giant tub/bucket, hose, detergent, splash of bleach then air dry after agitating it. By hand and letting it soak. That's how I was most of my gear. Washing machine is a bad idea. Straps and velcro can get caught on the agitator or other items and get torn up.

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    I should have said that I have a front loading machine and put it through on the hand wash cycle. Make sure the velcro is all done up well and it'll be fine, mine has survived it about 5 times so far.

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    vinegar works best in my opinion and the cheapest, less abrasive

    throw in 4 capfuls

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    Quote Originally Posted by fixbikeguy
    I should have said that I have a front loading machine and put it through on the hand wash cycle. Make sure the velcro is all done up well and it'll be fine, mine has survived it about 5 times so far.
    Yeah, this works, also the handwash in bathtub is a good option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman2058
    Yeah, this works, also the hand wash in bathtub is a good option.
    Thats pretty funny. I use my kids bath water to wash my knee and elbow pads. Works really well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daisycutter
    Thats pretty funny. I use my kids bath water to wash my knee and elbow pads. Works really well.
    Like the way your doing your bit for the environment

    My nan uses her used bath water to water the plants

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gemini2k05
    Straps and velcro can get caught on the agitator or other items and get torn up.
    I stick mine inside a pillow case then lob it into the machine. Works fine and nothing gets caught up.

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    dont wash any gear and see how smelly you can get it...haha, best way to wash pressure suits is to hand wash and hang dry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Orange Prophet
    I stick mine inside a pillow case then lob it into the machine. Works fine and nothing gets caught up.
    very smart...I usually wash in a bucket by hand...will have to try this

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Orange Prophet
    I stick mine inside a pillow case then lob it into the machine. Works fine and nothing gets caught up.
    Great idea

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