Drying battle jacket?

Sat, 04/02/2017 - 03:04

Hello everybody. I was wandering if it would be a bad idea to dry my battle jacket in the dryer with all of my patches on it. I don't really seem the harm in doing so. I'm trying to get it to shrink ever so slightly, so putting it in the dryer should do the trick. I've previously washed pants with a few patches on them, and they were all right. However, my jacket has a lot more patches. This may be a ridiculous question, but I don't want to ruin my patches. Any help would be much appreciated!

An Overdose Of Mkultra's picture

As long as they're sewn on you should be okay. I checked out your vest and the only thing I'd be worried about is TH and MW since they look printed/painted.

slayerslayer's picture

what ,so bad, happened to your kutte , that you needed to wash it , and dry it immediately , in a drying machine?

necrodonkey's picture

Definitely recommend hang-drying it, friendo. Can't say I've ever washed a vest of mine before, but I definitely wouldn't risk throwing it in the dryer!

chainsawrentalshop's picture

I'm not sure (my english is not the best):
You want the vest to become smaller???

kereealazer's picture

Let it air dry. If you really want to use the drier set it on tumble dry with no heat.

Overactive Imagination's picture

Don't do it! If you really need a smaller vest just get one :)

Metaldemon's picture

Air dry next to a heat vent.

TStorm's picture

I reckon it might crack/fade printed patches a bit putting it in the dryer. Sewing is probably the best way to shrink it a bit. If you know someone with a sewing machine it should be a super quick job to take it in on the seams on the back or if you're decent with needle and thread you could do it by hand

grulog's picture

depends on how much work you've put into it. generally, i think it's a bad idea to wash a battle jacket. mine has over 100 patches, some pins, and assorted studs - and there's no way in hell i'm fixing all the stuff that's going to come loose when it gets washed. plus, i have like 40 autographs on the inside.

so, if you've got a lot into it i'm going to say air dry only.

if your heart is set on using this jacket and hoping it'll shrink, and you don't have a TON of patches sewn on, I'd say remove them, wash and then dry it on a medium to high heat, and then sew them back on. the jacket might shrink, but the patches won't - so if you shrink it you're going to have to take them all off and put them back on again no matter what.

Ravishing Grimness's picture

I did it once,and no harm comes from it.

lesions's picture

Do not ever use washer or dryer it will ruin your shit.
Soack in cold water and hang dry where it will get plenty of air but no sun.

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