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05-31-09, 11:15 AM #1Rookie
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How do you guys wash your uniforms?
That pretty much says it all
05-31-09, 11:56 AM #2
I have always had the polyester blend. I always just wash them on cold, put them in the dryer on permanent press, and hang them immediately when dry. About once month I press them to get the creases back looking good.*************************"It wouldn't take much for me to up and run...to another life somewhere in the sun."*************************"There's something inherently wrong with having to put on a bullet-proof vest and a gun to go to work."-(An old friend)
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05-31-09, 12:47 PM #3
In all seriousness,
Cold wash with Woolite Dark. Permanent Press in the Dryer, then hanging immediately. That's for my normal duty wear. I usually press/iron mine twice a month, if not every weekend.
For my Class A uniforms I dry clean only, starch and press.Here Speeder, Speeder, Speeder
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05-31-09, 01:30 PM #4
Always dry clean - never wash.
Gives a much more professional appearance.
(Plus, it's a deductable expense on my taxes.)
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05-31-09, 02:44 PM #6The six o'clock ruleI tell them to act according to the six o'clock rule, a phrase that causes most of them to say, "Huh?"
I tell them to use this little test before they decide to do something. If they were to do what they're thinking about, and it became the lead story on the six o'clock news, would they be proud? Would their department be proud, and would their family be proud? It's a simple way to live your life both personally and professionally.
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05-31-09, 03:00 PM #7The Reason People Hate Cops & Causer of WarSupporting Member Lvl 2
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I just follow the care instruction on the label... Usually, that's machine wash warm and dry on the permanent press setting. Update the creases with the occasional run through the dry cleaner -- or, horror of horrors... break out an iron!Voting against incumbents until we get a Congress that does its job.
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05-31-09, 03:22 PM #8
05-31-09, 03:35 PM #9
I usually use Laundry Soap'Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a
delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rabidly
promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which
holds forth the proposition that it is entirely
possible to pick up a turd by the clean end!'
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05-31-09, 06:53 PM #10
05-31-09, 07:57 PM #11Never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way" ~Martin Luther King, Jr
05-31-09, 10:12 PM #12
We're supposed to wash them? I just go buy new ones after wearing them for a few monthsA monday morning lunatic, disturbed from time to time. Temporary catatonic madman on occasion..
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05-31-09, 11:30 PM #13
I just machine-wash mine in cold water and plain detergent (no bleach) to keep the patches from fading.
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05-31-09, 11:37 PM #14
Washing machine, gentle cycle, woolite for darks.
Hang to dry in the garage.
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06-01-09, 01:17 AM #15
I always have mine dry cleaned. It's not so much that I hate doing laundry, I hate the ironing part.--"D.B.A.D." --Me
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06-01-09, 04:37 AM #16
We have polyester. The best way to keep things looking sharp is dry cleaning and pressing, with a wash thrown in once a month to get the really nasty stuff out."If anything worthwhile comes of this tragedy, it should be the realization by every citizen that often the only thing that stands between them and losing everything they hold dear... is the man wearing a badge." -- Ronald Reagan, in the wake of the deaths of 4 CHP troopers in the Newhall Incident, 1970
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06-01-09, 01:17 PM #17
When I wore one it was wash on Perma-Press cycle and touchup with an Iron if needed Military creases sewen into the shirts & zipper under the buttons.
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06-01-09, 01:26 PM #18
I save time by showering with my uniform on." The hardest thing about disarming an armed suspect is not slipping on your own shit "
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06-01-09, 01:33 PM #19
06-01-09, 02:22 PM #20
I just beat mine on a rock in the stream, hang it on my sideview mirror to dry, and stick it between the matresses to press.
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