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  1. ripjam

    ripjam New Member

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    Is there a best way to clean the white covers? My sons home for Thanksgiving and the cover is starting to be not so white any longer especially around the edges. Thanks
     
  2. kp2001

    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    Which white covers do you speak of? Army? Navy? Dixie Cup? Combo cover?

    I have found that for the Navy Combo cover the easiest way to clean it when it gets dirty is to just buy a new one. That part of the cover isn't that much and is just easier once it gets grimy.

    Also it comes in two flavors, one is more cloth and the other is more almost vinyl. For the cloth one I've used those small pen-like stain removers and similar products with "okay" success.
     
  3. KP13Mom

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    The cover can be removed from the 'frame'. Spray the edges w/ a pretreating spray and throw it in the washer using cold water. Airdry it rather than put in the dryer. Should be good to go.
     
  4. Mongo

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    If it's cloth, good instructions. Nothing hot or it might shrink. Vinyl might not survive the washing machine. One of the heavy duty spray scrubbing cleansers and a brush with plenty of elbow grease is the best bet.

    I cannot believe a mid/cadet has made it this far and doesn't know how to clean a cover. Ask him.
     
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  5. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Eh, or buy a new one...thus putting money back in economy. Pancakes are fairly inexpensive. Covers have a knack for flying off when you're in the dirtiest locations possible.
     
  6. Capt MJ

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    If white vinyl, Arm and Hammer white baking soda and peroxide toothpaste, soft toothbrush or washcloth, a little water to moisten, removes stains and scuffs. And leaves a minty fresh smell.

    Or buy a new one and a spare. The real secret.:thumb:
     
  7. Mongo

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    The cadet/mid is home on Thanksgiving leave and the 'new one' is not an option.
     
  8. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Oh, so no internet either....

    Cadets are already on Thanksgiving leave! Ah, I'm counting down the days...and taking some leave. :wink:
     
  9. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Ditto on you don't want the pancake to shrink, it's just sad when that happens.
     

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