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PostSubject: How to clean a Bib Fortuna coat?   How to clean a Bib Fortuna coat? I_icon_minitimeFri Mar 02, 2012 9:53 am

I have tried searching for this and couldn't find anything at all. There are various threads/pages with general info on cleaning figures.

Anyone know how to clean a Bib coat? (The suede type material worries me. Is it possible to clean them without ruining them?)

I know you could scrub the outside the way you do suede shoes, but if the lining has light staining, is there any way of washing that out? (Anyone tried this?)

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PostSubject: Re: How to clean a Bib Fortuna coat?   How to clean a Bib Fortuna coat? I_icon_minitimeFri Mar 02, 2012 9:58 am

whatever you do, don't wash it together with your red socks Wink
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PostSubject: Re: How to clean a Bib Fortuna coat?   How to clean a Bib Fortuna coat? I_icon_minitimeFri Mar 02, 2012 10:02 am

@Hyver wrote:
whatever you do, don't wash it together with your red socks Wink

Laughing

Now we're getting somewhere. We'll call that Rule #2 (Rule #1 is 'don't try to remove the dirt with fire'. This is something I have learned over time. It just doesn't work.)

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PostSubject: Re: How to clean a Bib Fortuna coat?   How to clean a Bib Fortuna coat? I_icon_minitimeFri Mar 02, 2012 12:30 pm

Thanks Hyver, what about my white shirts and red socks :SOS:

Hi Bob, sorry I can't help you there. If you have a damaged coat, you can try to test it Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: How to clean a Bib Fortuna coat?   How to clean a Bib Fortuna coat? I_icon_minitimeFri Mar 02, 2012 1:00 pm

@Discobob83 wrote:
I have tried searching for this and couldn't find anything at all. There are various threads/pages with general info on cleaning figures.

Anyone know how to clean a Bib coat? (The suede type material worries me. Is it possible to clean them without ruining them?)

I know you could scrub the outside the way you do suede shoes, but if the lining has light staining, is there any way of washing that out? (Anyone tried this?)

-J

You might think I'm nuts, but ask a local dry cleaner what to do. They work with suede for a living

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PostSubject: Re: How to clean a Bib Fortuna coat?   How to clean a Bib Fortuna coat? I_icon_minitimeFri Mar 02, 2012 1:54 pm

Have a look in the cape mate

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PostSubject: Re: How to clean a Bib Fortuna coat?   How to clean a Bib Fortuna coat? I_icon_minitimeFri Mar 02, 2012 3:19 pm

Søren, that was good lol!
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PostSubject: Re: How to clean a Bib Fortuna coat?   How to clean a Bib Fortuna coat? I_icon_minitimeFri Mar 02, 2012 7:10 pm

@Hyver wrote:
whatever you do, don't wash it together with your red socks Wink

Yeah, you might end up with an burgundy caped bib Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: How to clean a Bib Fortuna coat?   How to clean a Bib Fortuna coat? I_icon_minitimeSat Mar 03, 2012 3:59 am

@Stargeezer wrote:
@Hyver wrote:
whatever you do, don't wash it together with your red socks Wink

Yeah, you might end up with an burgundy caped bib Very Happy

Maybe it was how they maid the burgundy bib in Mexico lol!
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PostSubject: Re: How to clean a Bib Fortuna coat?   How to clean a Bib Fortuna coat? I_icon_minitimeSun Mar 04, 2012 7:55 am

-no ironing!
- no washing powder for white clothes...it contains bleachers!!!
- no rubbing!
- no boiling water....if its too hot you will destroy the cape...keep it handwarm!!


just take a mug....do some washing powder in it (no fluid stuff...no bleachers)....add some warm water....and put the cape into it. Leave it there for a few hours. I stir mine from time to time.

Get it out.....wash everything out with cold water. then let t dry in the right shape. You wont get out pleats that dry in!

I washed all kind of capes.....mostly because they do not smell well. You will be surprised how much dirt these can contain!!!

I had really black water in the MUG on some!!!...grooossss....and these didnt even look dirty!!!

I had no probelms on all capes doing this! BUT....you have to be carefully with some foreign stuff....I washed a LL Bib cape once...but I was very nervous....all went fine,,,,but not sure on all of those!!

I would also be carefully with TT capes etc (even I had to wash my yoda cape).


you will get out by washing what you get out of clothes....some spots will stay: rust, mushroom, ink...etc

1. I never noticed that color changed by washing Luke, Bib, Yoda or other capes!!!
2. If you rub...you can get lighter spots...so just dont rub!!!!!
3. Of course color gets lighter if the cape is very dirty...... Wink


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PostSubject: Re: How to clean a Bib Fortuna coat?   How to clean a Bib Fortuna coat? I_icon_minitimeSun Mar 04, 2012 8:03 am

@soren wrote:
Have a look in the cape mate

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LMFAO rofl rofl rofl rofl

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PostSubject: Re: How to clean a Bib Fortuna coat?   How to clean a Bib Fortuna coat? I_icon_minitimeSun Mar 04, 2012 7:26 pm

Finally a topic I can add something too Razz

Washing them is a bit of a risk, since it can loosen up the fabric. So it's at own risk.

But a normal mild washing powder or liquid, that does not have parfume and NO bleaching in it.

Warm water (not "hot") mix around washing powder and then put cloth in, let it soak for a while. Be careful, they can get fragile.
Some warm water and just soak it in there. Do not leave it in for hours, a while but not to long.

At own risk, if washing powder don't work, some dishwash like "Yes" or a mild liquid soap concentrate used for floors in low amounts might help.
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PostSubject: Re: How to clean a Bib Fortuna coat?   How to clean a Bib Fortuna coat? I_icon_minitimeMon Mar 05, 2012 1:55 am

@Rawlin wrote:
........a mild liquid soap concentrate used for floors in low amounts might help.


ouch...that I wouldnt risk. These usually have acid in it...like citron etc....

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PostSubject: Re: How to clean a Bib Fortuna coat?   How to clean a Bib Fortuna coat? I_icon_minitimeMon Mar 05, 2012 4:03 am

@wbobafett wrote:
@Rawlin wrote:
........a mild liquid soap concentrate used for floors in low amounts might help.


ouch...that I wouldnt risk. These usually have acid in it...like citron etc....


Yeah, I've only used it on stuff that's been real bad anyway. but you should use acid free, those mild nature friendly ones.
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PostSubject: Re: How to clean a Bib Fortuna coat?   How to clean a Bib Fortuna coat? I_icon_minitimeMon Mar 05, 2012 9:37 am

@Rawlin wrote:
@wbobafett wrote:
@Rawlin wrote:
........a mild liquid soap concentrate used for floors in low amounts might help.


ouch...that I wouldnt risk. These usually have acid in it...like citron etc....


Yeah, I've only used it on stuff that's been real bad anyway. but you should use acid free, those mild nature friendly ones.

If it says acid free...fine...but normally these "nature friendly" ones are even worse! Only because it doesnt harm nature doesnt mean it doesnt contain aggressive ingredients looking at the fabrics.

I would in generell stay away from those....no matter what it says.

Maybe I can find the article again I once read about the one with the "green frog".... Wink

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PostSubject: Re: How to clean a Bib Fortuna coat?   How to clean a Bib Fortuna coat? I_icon_minitimeMon Mar 05, 2012 10:07 am

@wbobafett wrote:
@Rawlin wrote:
@wbobafett wrote:
@Rawlin wrote:
........a mild liquid soap concentrate used for floors in low amounts might help.


ouch...that I wouldnt risk. These usually have acid in it...like citron etc....


Yeah, I've only used it on stuff that's been real bad anyway. but you should use acid free, those mild nature friendly ones.

If it says acid free...fine...but normally these "nature friendly" ones are even worse! Only because it doesnt harm nature doesnt mean it doesnt contain aggressive ingredients looking at the fabrics.

I would in generell stay away from those....no matter what it says.

Maybe I can find the article again I once read about the one with the "green frog".... Wink


Yeah this is just if there is nothing to lose anyway. But I also believe that we might have different standards of what is nature friendly and whats in them etc.
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PostSubject: Re: How to clean a Bib Fortuna coat?   How to clean a Bib Fortuna coat? I_icon_minitimeMon Mar 05, 2012 1:03 pm

Great to know that, thanks Rawlin Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: How to clean a Bib Fortuna coat?   How to clean a Bib Fortuna coat? I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 20, 2012 12:45 pm

Completely forgot I'd even asked this! Embarassed

Just want to say a huge thanks to Wolff and Rawlin!! Very Happy

I really appreciate the advice. I will now do some careful experimenting based on this advice and see how I get on.

Thanks again guys!!

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