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Old 12-28-2006, 04:21 AM #1
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Washing Tactical Vests

I have a Special ops TactiCOOL vest and its all dirty from whooping on bane a few weeks back, anyone know instructions on how to wash one correctly?
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Old 12-28-2006, 09:42 AM #2
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I use the garden hose and a little dish soap. I've also put it in the dish washer by itself. I've also used the self service car wash.
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Old 12-28-2006, 10:54 AM #3
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NEVER PUT IT IN THE WASHINGMACHINE!

Use warm water and some soap, and just scrub it with a brush. I take mine into the shower with the warm water, and it works wonders when it comes to keeping the vest looking new.

Again, NEVER PUT IT IN THE WASHINGMACHINE.
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Old 12-28-2006, 01:52 PM #4
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I've cleaned most of my paintball attire and non-metal equipment including a PCS tactical vest by soaking in a med-strength solution of "Oxy-clean", scrubbing where neccesary and rinsing thoroughly in cold water then hang to dry. Works especially well for grimy gloves and oily barrel covers. So far I've noticed no ill effects.
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Old 12-28-2006, 02:37 PM #5
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just hose it good and let it air dry
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Old 12-28-2006, 03:41 PM #6
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put it on a fat kid and send em thru an automated carwash?

when i get my vest thats what im doing, gonna suck cuz im the fat kid

edit** take it to a professional dry cleaner and see their expression lol
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Old 12-28-2006, 03:53 PM #7
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NEVER PUT IT IN THE WASHINGMACHINE!

Use warm water and some soap, and just scrub it with a brush. I take mine into the shower with the warm water, and it works wonders when it comes to keeping the vest looking new.

Again, NEVER PUT IT IN THE WASHINGMACHINE.

I did that once ,you seem to get all these frays ,then I put it in the dryer and it made all the plastic insert parts all bumpey.

Don't do it man
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Old 12-28-2006, 04:29 PM #8
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I dunno i have put mine in the washing machine and have no problems. however i have only done it twice. plus playing in the rain helps wash the paint off too.
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Old 12-28-2006, 05:03 PM #9
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plus playing in the rain helps wash the paint off too.
Best way right thar. Lol. I've also used the garden hose method. It worked fine until I played at EMR. That damn blue paint.
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Old 12-28-2006, 05:15 PM #10
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aside from a few splatter marks you wouldnt know there was much paint on it at all. i also have to apologize, my vest isnt a tach, it's commando.
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Old 12-28-2006, 06:23 PM #11
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lol i never cleaned mine it stil lhas paint on it from like 3 years ago lol
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Best way right thar. Lol. I've also used the garden hose method. It worked fine until I played at EMR. That damn blue paint.
uh oh
i remember like 3 years ago we had tarheel blue fill for like 4 months...takes forever to wash out

Maybe someone should ask the factory for the SOP on "you tac vest and you: episode 1. Cleaning
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Old 12-28-2006, 07:38 PM #13
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NEVER PUT IT IN THE WASHINGMACHINE!

Use warm water and some soap, and just scrub it with a brush. I take mine into the shower with the warm water, and it works wonders when it comes to keeping the vest looking new.

Again, NEVER PUT IT IN THE WASHINGMACHINE.
Thanks guys.

oh and by the way thats kinda creepy.
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Old 12-28-2006, 07:48 PM #14
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Best way right thar. Lol. I've also used the garden hose method. It worked fine until I played at EMR. That damn blue paint.

We used that color at piro north vs south ,and it stains your clothes your skin and who knows what else .

Blue paint sucks
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uh oh
i remember like 3 years ago we had tarheel blue fill for like 4 months...takes forever to wash out

Maybe someone should ask the factory for the SOP on "you tac vest and you: episode 1. Cleaning
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We used that color at piro north vs south ,and it stains your clothes your skin and who knows what else .

Blue paint sucks
I think Blue should change his nickname to Pink...I find that Pink paint washes easy.
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yeah,, i just dont wash mine.
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lol i have blue paint from almost ever castle for the last 2 years except this last fall
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Old 12-29-2006, 11:37 AM #18
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ha ha.. yeah i have a flurry vest i just take a damp warm cloth and scrub the hell out of any paintball marks and dirt and for tough stains i just take some hand soap to it with a warm wet cloth
and then for the final touch i spray it with fabreeze to keep the fabric fresh.. specially the padding inside.. fabreeze that!!
then hang it to dry..
i find it very successful
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Old 12-29-2006, 03:12 PM #19
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lol typical women making shure its all nicey nice and smelling fresh for game time lol
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Old 12-29-2006, 04:24 PM #20
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When I bought my vest it came with a can of NEW VEST SMELL SPRAY. I just use that and it always smells like new. lol


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For the love of god DO NOT put it in the washing machine. My flurry tac vest literally mangeled itself into a pile of thread and torn fabric...doh...
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