WASHING MAE WESTS

WASHING MAE WESTS

Joined: May 17th, 2012, 6:01 pm

May 17th, 2012, 6:04 pm #1

CAN ANYONE GIVE ME SOME DO'S & DONT'S WITH REGARD TO WASHING MY ORIGINAL 41 MAE WEST.
IS IT OK TO WASH THEM?
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Joined: August 23rd, 2003, 10:11 pm

May 18th, 2012, 8:34 am #2

BTW, is your capslock stuck?
Reads like you are yelling...

Cheers, Toine
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Joined: January 29th, 2004, 1:59 am

May 22nd, 2012, 7:06 pm #3

I washed one of mine, it was a bit grubby, low temp in washing machine and then let it dry naturally, carefully application of lube to the rear zip. it came out OK, just ensure you do not have the dye pack fitted or have any remnants of the dye, or disaster will strike.
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Joined: September 12th, 2011, 5:26 pm

May 29th, 2012, 8:40 pm #4

im sorry, but i would have to agree with toine, leave it be, you could risk damaging it, the dirt all adds to the authenticity. mines abit grubby and battererd, but it has been through a war and then went on to cadet aef flying before it was liberated. have you dicided on an outcome for it yet?

Daf
RAF Honington

everything is history, lets preserve it and educate others.
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Joined: January 29th, 2004, 1:59 am

May 29th, 2012, 9:47 pm #5

Dafydd, he asked the question and I let him know my experience. Some dirt can damage your kit, especially if it has been stored badly, I have washed other bits of kit before with no ill effects, however I haven't seen the condition of his Mae west.
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Joined: September 12th, 2011, 5:26 pm

May 30th, 2012, 9:49 am #6

i think u misinterpreted me a bit there, it wasnt a dig at u.i was just expressing my experiance. i totally agree with u about dirt can damage ur kit, but mae wests are always a bit of a techy subject, i no of afew mae west that with age have got very "fragile". sorry.

Daf
RAF Honington

everything is history, lets preserve it and educate others.
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Joined: January 29th, 2004, 1:59 am

May 30th, 2012, 8:10 pm #7

No worries, I understand your concern, I have a flap type, a bit grubby,but will never see H2o again LOL
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