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Old 08-12-2008, 07:53 PM   #1
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So I am currently at Keesler AFB,MS and I am living in Post-Hurricane Katrina dorms...(shitty)
I look at my Joe rocket leather jacket and its growing mold!!!
How da do i clean the jacket...take it to the cleaners?

I also inspected both my helmets and one is growing freakin mold on the inside!!!!! I hate this freaken place!!!

How do I clean my helmet...I am currently soaking the inerds of my helmet with hot water/soap in my sink now...

how do you keep your gear clean???
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Old 08-12-2008, 08:42 PM   #2
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So I guess no one cleans thier gear???
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Old 08-12-2008, 08:50 PM   #3
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Man Byrdman I feel for you. To really get rid of mold you really have to use some amount of bleach. But you've got to be very careful not to use to much and ruin something. I would take a cup of water and poor about a teaspoon of bleach in it, dip a rag in it and rub lightly on the areas that have mold. Then come back right away with a clean damp rag. Then if you want to prevent the mold from growing again then get a fan and try to keep air circulating around your stuff.

That's the best I can offer. I'm pretty sure it will work as well and anything although it may not get rid of all of the stains from the mold.

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I would take the jacket to a professional cleaner. As far as the lid goes, yeah, I think you'll need to use some amount of bleach to kill it.

Then at the very least, take the pads that can be removed, and leave it out in the sun all day. Another thought would be to run it under some UV rays?
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I searched online but didnt get any really good answers..figured some one here would really know for sure...I already hand washed one of my helmets pads and well its raining so i cant let em dry in the sunlight... as far as my leather jacket i am gonna take it to the cleaners tomorrow

Searched thru my closet some more and found that my full service coat blues jacket is covered in mold...I am sick of this ...going down to the dorm manager tomorrow to speak into deaf ears....
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