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  1. Zam I Am's Avatar
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    Sep 15, 2003, 12:53 AM - Merged: Lycra neoprene material cleaning #1

    This topic will be deleted soon, but does anyone remember what I said about whether the suit material is cold hand washable? or dry clean only? I forgot, and can't find it in the myriad of all of my emails etc.
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    Sep 15, 2003, 5:34 PM - Merged: Re: Lycra neoprene material cleaning #2

    I do not recall, but I do know that Wetsuit Neoprene can be washed as normal in a machine, but you need to hand dry it. I am not positive if the dyes will fade if doen in hot on the neoprene we will be useing.
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    Sep 15, 2003, 5:40 PM - Merged: Re: Lycra neoprene material cleaning #3

    I asked the neoprene sales rep again, she said you should hand wash it in cold water. All of the vendors I have bought from have been begging me for pics. They have all been as excited as you all! She was wondering what you all thought about the neoprene, and I told her when you all first got a swatch, you were cradleing it like babies. (i know I was..)
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    Sep 15, 2003, 6:54 PM - Merged: Re: Lycra neoprene material cleaning #4

    My swatch actually is still at the Compuetr side in view. God it is amazeing how long I hold on to things.
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    Sep 16, 2003, 12:36 PM - Merged: Re: Lycra neoprene material cleaning #5


    Zam I Am wrote:

    She was wondering what you all thought about the neoprene, and I told her when you all first got a swatch, you were cradleing it like babies. (i know I was..)
    *shhh...* Baby is napping right now!

    Seriously... I love it! It's just perfect as we saw at D*C with ZIA's costume!
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    Nov 10, 2003, 4:24 PM - Lycra Fabric cleaning and storage.... #6

    For the past months since I recieved my fabric, it's been stored in my parents basement.

    Dad said I have to either take it home (I fear what my cats might do to it... box or no box ) or he'll store it up in the rafters of the garage. (at this point the cats don't sound so dangerous)

    Could cold weather hurt the fabric? Dad thinks it'll be okay but I baby that neoprene..

    Opinions?
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    Nov 10, 2003, 5:30 PM - Re: Fabric and storage.... #7

    I treat my wetsuit pretty good when storeing it. Try not to place it in too hot an area as it is still a type of foam rubber and can eventually melt or break down from heat. As to cold storage it should not be a problem. I know wetsuits are ment for use in cold water, but this is not wetsuit neoprene we are getting so it may be a little different. Well that is the best I can tell ya about.
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    Nov 10, 2003, 6:17 PM - Re: Fabric and storage.... #8

    I agree with rags~ Cold storage is way better than hot storage. Same reason why you don't want to machine wash it hot or warm... It's better to NOT stick it in a hot dryer...although I had to for one of the outings our 501st did I was so scared the 3ply fabric would unglue.. But it's still ok--I landed putting it on the delicate setting but I was still verry but nothing happened.
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    Nov 11, 2003, 9:37 AM - Lycra fabric -cleaning and storage.... #9

    Thanks for the info. Dad and I came to a compromise, the fabric gets to live in the basement until the family holiday party. Then it has to spend the night in the garage. I'll be sure to give it a blankie and a teddy so it doesn't get cold and lonely.

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