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Old 06-02-2012, 05:34 PM   #11
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Great find thanks Babs.

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No problem.

After reading a little about it, I'd be inclined to err on the side of slightly cooler water due to heat shrinkage. I also read where people air-dry the bench shirts, by laying them flat, as well as those that use very low heat on the tumble dryer...personally, I reckon I'd choose the former option.

If laying it flat, I don't know whether placing some very small object inside between the two sides of the shirt, to effectively open it up to allow airflow, would be a sensible idea as well; something that wouldn't interact with or indent the material etc. It's a thought, and I suppose it would dry slightly quicker that way.
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Old 06-03-2012, 01:17 AM   #12
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Thanks Babs. I plan on giving this a go this week. Will err on the side of caution with a 30/40 degree wash and will air dry on a hanger. Got a reply on Twitter (from a guy who I think is big Bwys from here) and he said he washes his gear after every session in regular soap and it's fine so I'm hopeful.

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I never wash my stuff. I'll spray febreez on it every once in awhile.
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So I washed my suit at 30degrees with my regular washing powder (Surcare which is a natural detergent with no artificial scents, etc) and it came out well. It's a little tighter and smells fresh as a daisy. Good times.

Gonna do my shirt as well before getting back into it next week.

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people was their gear? I do mine every few months haha! I typically just soak it in the sink. If its really bad ill was it on cool in the washing machine and air dry it.
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Yeah this is the first time it's been washed since I bought it. It smelled so bad it almost jumped into the machine by itself

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