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    Stupid question....the tag says dry clean, but I can see the cleaners taking me to the cleaners dry cleaning my suit.
    Can I just throw it in the washer? I wouldn't mind if it shrank some...
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    Quote Originally Posted by plastique999 View Post
    Stupid question....the tag says dry clean, but I can see the cleaners taking me to the cleaners dry cleaning my suit.
    Can I just throw it in the washer? I wouldn't mind if it shrank some...
    I have done both with mine, no problems.

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    I machine wash all my nomex on cold and air dry. I think that's Sparco's recommendation.

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    wash with no or very very very little soap and air dry

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    Wash it as infrequently as possible. Washing takes out some of the fire retardant properties each time. There is some stuff you can buy called "Molecule" that you wash your Nomex suit in, and then spray some other stuff they supply on it before putting it in the dryer, and it is supposed to perserve the fire retardencey. 7s Only carries it. I got a free sample I have used a couple of times. I guess it works but it kinda has a funny smell chemical smell after you wash it.

    The whole Molecule kit is expensive (not sure how much but if it really protects your suit it might be worth it).
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    I do woollite and cold water. Air dry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JC3D View Post
    I do woollite and cold water. Air dry.
    +1

    +1 on Molecule. The Molecule wash is pretty potent, so don't use alot. I use molecule every 2nd or 3rd wash, and use Woollite the rest of the time.

    Use the Molecule 'refresh'/green bottle between washes. - Great stuff.

    Get the protective bag if you have it. Even if you don't, wash the suit inside-out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuntman View Post
    +1

    +1 on Molecule. The Molecule wash is pretty potent, so don't use alot. My mom uses molecule every 2nd or 3rd wash, and use Woollite the rest of the time.

    Use the Molecule 'refresh'/green bottle between washes. - Great stuff.

    Get the protective bag if you have it. Even if you don't, wash the suit inside-out.

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    If I dry it a little...will it shrink some? The suit's a little big, so a little shrinkage would be good (that didn't sound good...)
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    and to think I just thought you had really short legs

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    Dang it AJ....that's it...no more rides back to Willow in pitch dark
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    Quote Originally Posted by zjchaser View Post
    and to think I just thought you had really short legs
    Nice shot AJ!

    Ed, for a sec, I thought you were doing the Michael Jackson move.

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    i'd pick up the Molecule kit and wash your suit with that stuff. Much cheaper than dry cleaning and you can do it in your own house... The kit is only $100, so its not to bad.

    Check out their site for more info: http://moleculelabs.com/
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    Default Taken to the cleaners

    My dry cleaner charges $15, and threatens that they will drop it to $12 if I give them a picture for their wall of a fat guy in the suit standing next to an ugly car. Seems pretty reasonable at either price, and keeping my dignity for $3 every month or two is the real bargain.

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    I don't wash my suit.

    My wife (the wonderful Tami) however, is more hygenic than I and she washes it when it offends here, using Molecule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MontinolaRacing View Post
    i'd pick up the Molecule kit and wash your suit with that stuff. Much cheaper than dry cleaning and you can do it in your own house... The kit is only $100, so its not to bad.

    Check out their site for more info: http://moleculelabs.com/
    Thanks for the link...i'll try this.
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