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Old 06-07-2013, 22:14   #21
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Sounds like I do about the same thing as everybody else. Febreeze seems to work about as well as anything on the panels.


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Old 06-08-2013, 04:20   #22
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Carry a dead fish in your pocket. No one will notice smelly body armor, anymore. Problem solved!

Or.....use some Mr. Clean, and a little vinegar instead of laundry detergent. It removes odors, and at the same time cleans your washing machine (especially if you have hard water). It also helps removes odor from Under Armour shirts, or whatever you wear under your body armor.
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Old 06-08-2013, 14:18   #23
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I was just about to ask this question. Thanks guys!


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Old 06-08-2013, 14:24   #24
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When I wash the carrier, I use a cloth soaked in Mr. Clean antibacterial on the panels and it works great;

For in between, and this is in Florida, where it's ALWAYS not just hot, but very, very humid (which believe me, makes a huge difference in how nasty your stuff gets) I use Lysol antibacterial spray; it work 100 times better than Febreeze ever did...

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Old 06-08-2013, 18:47   #25
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Putting dryer sheets in the vest every few days helps the smell a little, I used to do that regularly until I decided there would always be some funk. But dryer sheets work pretty well.
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Old 06-09-2013, 13:19   #26
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Here is another one.

Get a fresh can of coffee. Not crystals. steal a pair of your wife's pantyhose and cut the foot section out. put a1/2cup of the grounds in the nylon "bag" and seal it and the separated carrier and panels in a garment bag or garbage bag on your days off.

The coffee is hygroscopic and will absorb odors and replace them with coffee odor. It is better than "funk"
How does the coffee taste when you brew it after you use it in the vest?

I use fabreze and I religiously lay out the vest with the insides facing upwards to maximize air exposure. Dryer sheets also work well and I wear nothing but UA or similar type wicking shirts underneath the armor.
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Old 06-09-2013, 13:34   #27
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How does the coffee taste when you brew it after you use it in the vest?

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I dunno, I never drink the coffee I make for company
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Old 06-09-2013, 15:05   #28
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Here are some more ideas:

1. You can freeze the panels during your weekend. The microbes supposedly die.

2. There are TWO types of Febreze: One, the spray as has been offered. Secondly the liquid that gets put in the washer. They are not the same. When my wife washes my uniforms and related T-shirts she uses that stuff and it does work.
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:01   #29
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I bought large sized Sham-Wow! absorbent microfiber towels and cut them to the same dimentions of my panels. I slide each of them inside the concealed carrier between me and the panels. I've done that since this vest was new and after four Alabama summers in midnight navy uniforms I can honestly say that my panels have practically zero body odor.

The carrier needs washed about every ten days and the Sham-Wow goes in with it, but Sham-Wow will fall apart in the drier so I just air-dry them. Been using these same Sham-Wow towels and they have been GTG and show almost zero deterioration.
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That's an idea. I bought a big box of those "Scam Now" towels which don't work for picking up water in the kitchen so I guess I can cut them all up and stuff them in the vest.
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Old 06-10-2013, 15:37   #31
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I have two extra carriers so I wash them after every use.

Then I apply a very fine mist of Primo Silver on the armor about every two weeks.

No stink for weeks.

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They makes wipes too but I haven't tried them.

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Old 06-10-2013, 15:41   #32
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I had another solution, but it involved kimchee.....
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I bought large sized Sham-Wow! absorbent microfiber towels and cut them to the same dimentions of my panels. I slide each of them inside the concealed carrier between me and the panels. I've done that since this vest was new and after four Alabama summers in midnight navy uniforms I can honestly say that my panels have practically zero body odor.
I do the same thing....it also helps with the sweat running down and making a ring on my shirt below the vest. Summer heat in the SE and tan shirts are a nightmare.

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Old 06-12-2013, 16:09   #35
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I do the same thing....it also helps with the sweat running down and making a ring on my shirt below the vest. Summer heat in the SE and tan shirts are a nightmare.
Try summer heat in the SE and navy uniforms! I'm glad to be working nights this summer!


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Old 06-13-2013, 14:23   #36
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Try summer heat in the SE and navy uniforms! I'm glad to be working nights this summer!
I was talking about sweat marks on the light colored shirts. It runs down from behind the vest and you have this visible ring of wetness from the bottom of your vest to your pants all day. It looks horrible.

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Old 06-13-2013, 22:57   #37
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I was talking about sweat marks on the light colored shirts. It runs down from behind the vest and you have this visible ring of wetness from the bottom of your vest to your pants all day. It looks horrible.
Ah, yea...I can see where that would suck!


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Here is another one.

Get a fresh can of coffee. Not crystals. steal a pair of your wife's pantyhose and cut the foot section out. put a1/2cup of the grounds in the nylon "bag" and seal it and the separated carrier and panels in a garment bag or garbage bag on your days off.

The coffee is hygroscopic and will absorb odors and replace them with coffee odor. It is better than "funk"
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Afraid to use your pantyhose
We are trying to get the funk OUT, not put more IN.

sheeesh some people just don't get the idea at all
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