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RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE CARE OF PVC CLOTHING AND TOYS

PVC is a layer of vinyl poured over a cotton-poly backing. It is colored during manufacture and can have all manner of colors and textures applied (eg shiny/matte, glitter/glossy, etc). It can be embossed (imprinted) or silkscreened (painted), but printed designs tend to rub off over time.


Washing

  • Hand wash in warm water with a small amount of detergent (use liquid rather than soap flakes, as they can stick to the PVC). Make sure you wash inside & outside of the garment. Rinse inside & out thoroughly in cool water until all soap has been removed. Hang to drip-dry inside out. When the inside is dry, turn right way round & allow PVC side to dry.

Shining

  • If necessary, polish with silicone spray, e.g. Armor-All or STP Son-Of-A-Gun, as well as Black Beauty or Cult. For squeak-free wear you can also wipe down the outer surface of your PVC clothes with a light layer of silicone-based lube.

Cautions:

  • PVC can bond to garments containing cotton.PVC breaks down to release ethylene gases which destroy natural fibers and cause the bonding to become "e;gooey"e; and break. PVC is best stored in a garment bag away from other clothing.
  • PVC melts at high temperatures. Keep away from any open flames and store in a cool, dry place.
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