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Getting the stank out...

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by Agent6-3/8, Jun 7, 2013.


  1. Agent6-3/8

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    Now that summer is upon us I thought it would be timely to open a discussion about stinky body armor. :supergrin:

    Anybody have a good technique for cleaning their panels or is the stink just permanent?


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  2. RyanNREMTP

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    Frebreeze in copious amounts.

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  3. Pepper45

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    I use Febreeze, but some of the stink will stay forever, there's nothing you can do to get rid of it completely, or at least nothing I've found. Regular washing of the carrier, and regular wipe downs of the panels helps, but it will always smell vaguely like an armpit.
     
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    regular applications of dubious amounts of febreeze antimicrobial
     
  5. collim1

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    I can't stand the Febreeze treatment, it bothers my allergies.

    In the summer I wash the carrier and wipe the panels off with a damp cloth and let them air dry. I've never had a big problem with stinky vest panels, guess I'm just not a smelly guy. When I come home I lay it out on the floor with the panels facing up and turn on the ceiling fan letting it air out overnight.
     
  6. PinkoCommie

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    Not a problem for me. After a long day on a motorcycle in 100º weather, I simply smell fabulous, adding to the vest's appeal. It's kind of a spring-meadow-mixed-with-ruggedly-handsome-lumberjack kind of aroma.

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  7. lndshark

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    Can you hang it up outside of your locker? I hang mine by a fan we have in the locker room. Getting it out in the air helps and it will keep the stuff in your locker from smelling funky too.


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  8. Kichigai

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    oh and the febreeze has a stink of its own :rofl:
     
  9. countrygun

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    "I'm a lumberjack and I'm Ok........."
     
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    I gave up....a little Febreeze and go with it.
     
  11. Schaffer

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    I wash the carrier every few weeks and fabreeze the **** out of it on an as needed basis. I sweat with my vest on when its 5 degrees out or 95.

    I usually take mine home and let it hang up.
     
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    I wash my external carriers every few days. Internal carriers get washed every week. I also slide a few dryer sheets between the panels and carrier. That seems to keep it decent most of the time however summer is always rough.
     
  13. Roadkill_751

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    5 or 6 rounds?

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    Here is what I use on my stinking vest.

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    Here is a link to their website. http://www.odoban.com/

    Plus, I wash them about every other week after my long weekend.
     
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    Odoban works wonders, hell they use it in crime scene clean ups, it's good
     
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  15. Sharkey

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    You wash the carrier every few weeks?????????
    Where do you work, Iceland?


    I recently solved the problem by turning my stuff in last week and taking another job where I wear plain clothes and work from home a lot. :tongueout:
     
  16. G22Dude

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    You only have to deal with the stink for 5 years before you get another. Suck it up. Just kidding bro. Like everybody says Febreeze and wipes as often as possible.
     
  17. Schaffer

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    I'm lazy. I should add that I wear a sweat whicking shirt between my vest and my bare skin. That soaks up most of the sweat.
     
  18. MSW

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    +1 on washing on regular basis.

    +++1 on air drying it after wearing it.

    I hang mine outside in dry area with a box fan.

    Locker or car trunk are horrible storage places.
     
  19. countrygun

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    Try lightly dusting the inside of the carrier with a baking soda based (arm and hammer) carpet freshener.

    A couple of dashes and shake the carrier like you are making Shake&Bake
     
  20. countrygun

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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"