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nightshadequeen
« on: April 02, 2009 04:05:22 PM »

If I use plastic boning (from those fruit clamshells, actually) in a garment, can I wash it with a washer/dryer or do I have to go get it dry-cleaned?
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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2009 04:31:36 PM »

Don't use high heat, because it will distort the plastic.  I would wash by hand and line dry, personally.


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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2009 05:12:42 PM »

Hum....what materials could survive a basic washer/dryer? Because by August I'm probably going to be living in a 160 sq ft room...and I doubt a roommate would like me hanging clothing everywhere.

I'll probably baste a small piece of plastic onto a pair of pants or something and test wash that....
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2009 09:26:47 PM »

I don't know if there is a washer/dryer friendly boning, though I would be interesting in finding out if there is too...
It doesn't take much heat to distort most plastic unless it's specifically made for heat, and putting anything metal through a cycle probably wouldn't work since it can rust, clank around and beat up your machine/garment, etc.

Any plastic you could try should be labeled as being able to handle heat... if it's really weak plastic that melts quick, it could even stick to the inside of your dryer or get into your lint trap and cause problems, so be very careful when you try it out.

What are you boning and how stiff does it have to be? that might help us come up with more ideas  Smiley
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nightshadequeen
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2009 05:58:57 PM »

I'm going to try to get my hands on some plastic shipping crates, because I think that's heat-setting plastic.

Anyways, I'm planning on just adding some plastic to a vest because it bunches up whenever I sit down.

Actually...now I'm wondering if a scrap of some really stiff fabric will do the job....or iron-on interfacing.
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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2009 09:32:53 PM »

It sounds like you should be able to find some interfacing that's stiff enough. I think it's worth a try.
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nightshadequeen
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2009 06:16:01 AM »

Thanks for the help
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