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Offline malabarchillin

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beesuit hood removal for washing.
« on: January 23, 2009, 03:23:32 PM »
I have a Mann Lake full suit and have inspected it thoroughly to see if I could remove the hood so that I could wash the rest of the suit. Are there any secrets on how to remove the hood ?
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Mike

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Re: beesuit hood removal for washing.
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2009, 03:27:17 PM »
you can wash the whole thing if it's like this.
http://www.mannlakeltd.com/infopage.asp?idPage=89

i have the jacket and i toss it in on the gentle cycle.  does fine.  i hang it to dry and it dries quickly.
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Re: beesuit hood removal for washing.
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2009, 03:30:44 PM »
Yes mine looks very similar.
I have always read not to wash the hood because of the screen mesh. You have done this more than a couple of times ? It did not harm the screen ?  This would be great. I only wish to wash it maybe twice a year.
Mike

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Re: beesuit hood removal for washing.
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2009, 03:41:42 PM »
i have washed it a bunch.  i wash it by itself on the gentle cycle with the hood zipped around. 
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Re: beesuit hood removal for washing.
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2009, 03:50:32 PM »
Is the mesh screen metal?  Just curious.  I need a new veil.  The one I have has a wire mesh and it rusted.  Only lasted two years.  I'm not very happy about that.
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Offline malabarchillin

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Re: beesuit hood removal for washing.
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2009, 04:05:42 PM »
My hood mesh is not metal.

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Re: beesuit hood removal for washing.
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2009, 04:28:41 PM »
I just got it out of the washer. I did not look closely, but it looks like the screen is in great shape.
Thanks again.
Mike

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Re: beesuit hood removal for washing.
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2009, 02:59:30 PM »
I had had the zipper changed out on mine so I can zip it off for washing.  The problem I had when washing the hood was not wit the mesh but with the wire breaking through and getting all bent out of shape.
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Patrick