Need help with a dirty MOPP Suit

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    coolcav20
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    Need help with a dirty MOPP Suit

    Post by coolcav20 on Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:20 pm

    Hey guys, I recently got a 1984 dated MOPP Suit off eBay and recieved it today. When I pulled it out of the box, I noticed a black powdery substance on my hands. It looks almost like powdered graphite. I don't want to hang it in my closet with all the powder on it and was wondering how I should clean it or if any of you guys have ever had a problem with a chemical suit also?

    Any help would be appreciated, Nick
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    Re: Need help with a dirty MOPP Suit

    Post by toasty13 on Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:49 pm

    hey man thats charcoal, the only way to rid of the stuff is to wash it a million times. they were designed like that during the old days. now the new cbrne suit dont have the charcoal in them. but i think thats the only way to get rid of the stuff.
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    Re: Need help with a dirty MOPP Suit

    Post by toasty13 on Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:51 pm

    just got off the phone with my buddy who is a 74D he says the only way is to wash it out, recomends you take it to a laundry mat and not ruin your own machine.
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    Re: Need help with a dirty MOPP Suit

    Post by MyZone on Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:09 pm

    Throw it away and cut your losses....really. Those things suck royally. king

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    Re: Need help with a dirty MOPP Suit

    Post by wasntme on Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:29 pm

    I made a slit in the liner and use a hose ,letting the water run trough it .Then to the car wash and used the pressure washer on it but carefully so you dont mess the liner up more.I got it for free and use it for rain gear.

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    Post by nkomo on Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:31 pm

    wasntme wrote:I got it for free and use it for rain gear.

    Daivd

    I was given both a woodland and 3 color version of the MOPP suits. I keep mine closed up in garbage bags and only keep them as examples.
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    Re: Need help with a dirty MOPP Suit

    Post by coolcav20 on Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:13 am

    Thanks for the help guys, I washed it and dried it twice and most of it seems to be gone. Maybe a few more times until it's clean
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    Re: Need help with a dirty MOPP Suit

    Post by Red_Nek on Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:46 am

    If you're going to keep it inside, I'd suggest cutting the liner out and then washing it quite a few times. Nothing ticks off the wife more than surplus making a mess in the house.
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    Re: Need help with a dirty MOPP Suit

    Post by nkomo on Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:54 am

    Red_Nek wrote: Nothing ticks off the wife more than surplus making a mess in the house.

    Ain't that the truth!

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    Re: Need help with a dirty MOPP Suit

    Post by John Brown on Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:54 am

    Red_Nek wrote:If you're going to keep it inside, I'd suggest cutting the liner out and then washing it quite a few times. Nothing ticks off the wife more than surplus making a mess in the house.
    No need for that.

    A few washings will remove all the loose charcoal.
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    Re: Need help with a dirty MOPP Suit

    Post by coolcav20 on Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:23 am

    Thanks for the suggestions guys. I've gotten all of it out by now.

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