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Anyone have any tips on the best way to keep your vest fresh and clean, I wear mine about 13 hrs a day 5 days a week and usually leave work drenched and its starting to get a little funky.
 

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an extra carrier would do wonders for you.

every day or every other day or however often you decide, when you get home from work, disassemble your vest. sponge down the panels and let them air dry. throw the soiled carrier in the wash and reassemble with the other carrier, which is fresh from the wash. give the whole vest a quick spritz with vestguard body armor deodorizer(or similar) and hang.

conversely, you just spray it with febreeze and hang it up every day, but thats not going to get you very far in front of the funk and you'll lose that lead quick.
 
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Take the ballistic panels out and wash the carrier; gentle cycle, warm/cold setting. It will shrink a little bit but will stretch back when you put the panels back in. You'll be amazed at how much fresher you feel afterwards.

I do that maybe once a month in the summer, and deploy Febreze in-between.
 

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Thanks I will try some of these suggestions..

Delta, after I " deploy " the Febreze should I move , create distance and " deploy " again or should I go to deadly force.
 

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Thanks I will try some of these suggestions..

Delta, after I " deploy " the Febreze should I move , create distance and " deploy " again or should I go to deadly force.
Creating distance will give you the tactical advantage, but remember, for liability purposes, you must verbalize at the same time. "Lose the funk, or I will spray you!"
 

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Even if you used tactical movements and proper voice commands your vest would still win. :cool:

What you are forgetting is that our vest isn't the regular duty type of armor and wasn't meant to be worn the way we wear it. Its heavier and more cumbersome then concealed armor.

The vest wasn't meant to be worn for the time we wear it for. Avoid the hot humid areas like containment and the turbine. Getting your own carrier is an option, however, knowing management's response on this I wouldn't recommend it.
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As far as the work hours, I believe overtime is going away, so suck it up for two more weeks. :cool:

Take it home on days off and follow the above directions. On days on, I use an anti microbial Febreeze, or another product made specifically for ballistic panels.
 

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I called Safariland last summer and asked them about using Febreeze on the vest. They told me that it would deteriorate the panels.

Whether it's actually true or not, I don't know...so FYI I guess.
 
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Forgot to mention....use a low temp setting on the dryer (or hang it to dry) or else it will shrink enough to make it a real pain in the ass to get the panels back in.
 

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I called Safariland last summer and asked them about using Febreeze on the vest. They told me that it would deteriorate the panels.

Whether it's actually true or not, I don't know...so FYI I guess.
That's so you'll buy that $45 knock-off version of "Vest-Guard" from Galls...
 
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