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    Jun 21, 2008, 9:14 AM - Last troop really sweaty, left in tote= mildew ugh!! #1

    So my last troop was a relay for life, it was a day that was like 98 and 90% humidity so we were all sweating like crazy, after I desuited I just left my stuff in my tote until now. This morning I opened it up to check everything and MOLD and WHITE FURRY FUNGUS is all over my soft parts! uggh!! Luckily I'm able to wash most of it on knits/delicates cycle, most except for my "real gloves" they're suede, how am I supposed to get them clean? Any suggestions?

    For today's troop I suppose I'll just have to get some temporary garden gloves from home depot and some gray primer
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    Jun 21, 2008, 9:43 AM - Re: Last troop really sweaty, left in tote= mildew ugh!! #2

    I know how that goes. I now remember to take out all of my soft parts and hang them out to dry before they go back in. Mold sucks!!
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    Jun 21, 2008, 4:19 PM - Re: Last troop really sweaty, left in tote= mildew ugh!! #3

    the real gloves actually aren't suede. they are suedecloth. i couldn't swear to it, but i think washing them should be fine.

    and really, they are fett gloves... even if they get a bit messy, it's all good

    i did that with my tusken raider. smelled like a wet dog.
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    Jun 21, 2008, 6:02 PM - Re: Last troop really sweaty, left in tote= mildew ugh!! #4

    Brian is correct on the Real Gloves.
    I recently put my ESB ones up in the Cargo Hold. I washed them before putting them for sale. I put them in the delicate cycle w/ cold water. Very little detergent. I then hung them on a hanger in the bathroom to dry. They took about 24 hours to fully dry. (with the insulate still in them).
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    Jun 21, 2008, 9:21 PM - Re: Last troop really sweaty, left in tote= mildew ugh!! #5

    Awww man ... I've had this happen before. SDCC '06 I was perspiring so much that I wrecked the costume. To make matters worse, I left it in my armor tub for a few days After that. OOPS! I needed to replace a lot of the costume after that.
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    Jun 21, 2008, 9:57 PM - Re: Last troop really sweaty, left in tote= mildew ugh!! #6

    Quote Jimmy BufFETT said: View Post
    Awww man ... I've had this happen before. SDCC '06 I was perspiring so much that I wrecked the costume.

    oh boy, I remember that year. Crazy4bobafett and me took pitty on you. Giving you water, and holding your 300 pound ROTJ Fett blaster while you attempted to replenish your fluids
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    Jun 22, 2008, 8:19 AM - Re: Last troop really sweaty, left in tote= mildew ugh!! #7

    Well, looks like they are washable, I figured if they're ruined anyways, it can't hurt anymore to try washing them, no bleach of course, but I sprayed them thoroughly with Lysol Disinfectant spray to kill all the germs and threw them in the washing machine with some detergent, after that I squeezed out any water trapped inside and put them in the dryer, good as new, and country fresh!
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    Jun 22, 2008, 4:05 PM - Re: Last troop really sweaty, left in tote= mildew ugh!! #8

    Dryer too, you brave soul. I am sure many will be grateful to know you can do this!
    Glad to hear it worked out for you!

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