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Batsuit and ud replica suit cleaning.


So how is everyone cleaning their fabric/leather suits? Fabreeze? Wash it out?
That needs to stop.
After every show I attend my suits are dripping in sweat. Very soon they stink when dry. Did all the regular above methods and that was that.
Then it occurred to me how similar the suits are to hockey equipment.
You basically go hard in them for a few hours, peel it off and clean it as best as you can.
But in the last few years I read that hockey equipment cleaning has changed drastically.
I researched this a little more and found several offerings of equipment cleaning. Some by sani clean and other brand names.
What is this you ask? Well you attend a locally sani clean dealer or applicable brand retailer.
They take your gear put them in a stainless cabinet. The cabinet is then pumped full of ozone.
The ozone will then kill any and all bacteria in the clothing.
The gear goes in the cabinet for about twenty minutes and has an odour when coming out. The retailer explained in his opinion he thought it smelled like chlorine. I read online another brand described it like a fresh day. I personally thought it smelled like the ozone setting on my air purifier. After about 12 hours this odour was gone. But it smelled clean of that makes sense.
I went as far as to call the manufacturer and asked if my ud replicas dark knight suit would be safe as it was leather and mesh. They told me it would absolutely be safe.
That their cleaner is used by football teams, police departments for ballistic vests, mascot costumes , even leather motorcycle suits.
When I dropped off my suit I didn't include the chest piece or the gauntlets. Even though I'm sure I could of and could probably included the cowl. I wanted to avoid the awkward questions that come when people figure out what you brought in. Like "yes I'm him no questions."
In total the jacket, gloves , pants and boots went in. The cost was $25 Canadian. Which is not bad at all.
I've spoken to professional dry cleaners who said to clean leather jackets I'd have to ship it off to a special cleaner that charges a few hundred dollars. That's way too much.
What this system won't do is take stains and dirt out. So if they are salt stains from sweating it will kill the bacterial but the stain will remain. You should be using a desalter spray at this point. Only a few companies make it. Dirt or mud should be wiped off.
Google it gang. Check it out. Let me know what you think.
I'll be doing my doj suit next week.
Wish I'd found this years ago.
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Re: Batsuit and ud replica suit cleaning.


That's a greats service, what does it cost?

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Re: Batsuit and ud replica suit cleaning.


It cost me $25 Canadian.
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