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How do you guys wash your suits?


This is more aimed at comic suits. After applying an emblem, whether it's latex, foamies etc, how do you go about washing it? By hand?

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Re: How do you guys wash your suits?


Wear under armour underneath. Let that do the majority of the sweat absorbing
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Take it outside and hose it down. Then let it air dry in a shaded spot. Make sure to hose not just the outside but the inside as well. If you use any kind of dish soap ( I don't but you can if its really nasty), make sure you rinse it all out really well.

THEN I hit mine on the inside with some fabreeze. I do this after every gig with my Begins suit since 2013 and it doesn't have a funk at all. In fact, my wife even mentioned how good it always smells! lol

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I agree with Tony's advice except for the Febreeze, I HATE that stuff. I can't stand anything that has an artificial smell like that.

Make sure it is thoroughly dry before storing it, you don't want it to mold.

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I use a liquid detergent, I leave it in overnight in the liquid and then hand-wash it in my bathtub, then I rinse it carefully and leave it in disinfectant for some hours, rinse it again , and then hang it dry, this way I get out fat and sweat and bacteria and I do not have to use Febreeze. Make sure that the disinfectant is not bleach or does not contain bleaching ingredients! This also work with Urethane rubber parts glued to an under-suit.


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So much hate for the Fabreeze! :frown

 :lol

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Quote:

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So much hate for the Fabreeze! :frown

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Febreeze stinks, yeah, yeah. :nahnah

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Re: How do you guys wash your suits?


Use under armour lots, also campri and nike compression as a base layer.

I have used fabreeze on the outside but I hate it.

For drying in the winter I hang it on a coat hanger near a house hold dehumidifier over night and usually dries within a hour.

I have also dried it in a bathroom over night next to a radiator hanging from a coat hanger over a towel rail.

If it smells bad you can hang it over a coat hanger and leave dried scented tea bags next to it and that pulls bad odours away. You can also leave it hanging in a ward drobe with a bag of newly opened cat litter. The cat litter crystals will pull the moisture out pretty quick too.

Alternatively use those small portable dehumidifiers they use in caravans when they are closed and being stored - handy for neutralising odour too.

I have hand washed them in a washing machine set on delicates on 30 degrees (though try at your own risk) - this was with a bare suit with no foam attached though!!

I have tried most other ideas above over the years too.

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I think it's also best to once cleaned, dry it inside out first to make sure the inside is dry then right it and let the drying continue.

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