Smelly Body Armor

We know that body armor is a life-saving garment for any officer. However, when the temperature soars up, ballistic vests and body armor can take on a new degree of stench if you neglect routine cleaning. Smelly ballistic vests can make your whole body stink and disrupt your work life.
Taking care of your body armor isn’t that complicated if you follow the right cleaning procedure. Even if you wash your armor it will start to smell again within a few days. Additionally, you can’t bleach your body armor as it will void the manufacturer’s warranty. This will also degrade the functionality and performance of your body armor.

If you want to properly clean your body armor without affecting its performance, then SNiPER Hospital Disinfectant and Odor Eliminator is your best bet.

Body Armor Cleaning Protocol with SNiPER

Why suffer from stinky body armor when you can buy SNiPER? Your body armor needs a disinfectant that will remove the odor without degrading its longevity. SNiPER is an EPA registered multi-surface cleaner and disinfectant. It also eliminates odor without leaving a residue of dirt on your body armor. Follow these easy steps to disinfect, clean, and deodorize your body armor:

• Separate your body armor panels from their outer carrier to start with the cleaning process.
• Take out some SNiPER disinfectant on a spray bottle to coat an even layer of the product on your armor panel. However, you must cover the source of odor with a thick layer of SNiPER to get rid of all the accumulated grime.
• Allow the product to settle in your body armor. Leave it for 2-3 minutes to soak up any dirt or grime present on the surface of the armor panel.
• Use a clean and damp sponge to rub off the loosened dirt or grime. You can also use a lightly damp cloth to wipe the surface of your body armor.
• After you are done cleaning, check if any filth or odor is remaining. In case of any persistent odor, try to repeat the same cleaning process with SNiPER. This will allow the disinfectant to work its way through the accumulated layers of dirt and grime.
• Wipe away all films or gross substances that may remain on the surfaces.
• Now use a dry and clean absorbent cloth to wipe away the dampness.
• To retain the benefits of the cleaning process, spray a light coat of SNiPER using a spray bottle. This will further deodorize your body armor.
• Allow a few minutes before reinserting your body armor into the outer carrier. Your armor panels must be completely dry before you do this step.

Do’s and Don’ts for Proper Care and Cleaning of Body Armor

1. Read the Manufacturer’s Care Instructions
Start with reading the manufacturer’s care instructions that are available on all new purchases. If your ballistic vests don’t come with care instructions you can easily download them online.
Reading the instructions will save you from voiding the warranty or accidentally damaging the body armor. The care instructions will allow you to understand how to store or clean your armor without limiting its performance.
2. Refrain from Getting your Armor Soaking Wet
Your soft body armor can save you from a bullet, but not suitable for a machine wash. However, aramid or Kevlar panels come with a watertight sleeve. If the watertight seal of your armor is still intact you can wet your armor without harming the fibers.
However, it is recommended not to wet your armor as it will loosen its material if the watertight seal is broken. This will cause your armor to degrade and reduce its functionality. When the weave loosens up too much the bullets will get through the armor.
To protect the performance do not dry clean your armor or put it in the washing machine. Use SNiPER disinfectant and follow the above steps to properly care for your body armor.
3. Hang Your Body Armor
To dry your armor, it is recommended to hang it using a traditional hanger. You should refrain from using an electric dryer. Additionally, store your body armor flat in a cool and dry place. This will improve the longevity of your armor.
4. Opt for Spot-Cleaning
Your armor will get all dirty and sweaty when the temperature soars up. Use a spray bottle to spray some SNiPER disinfectant and wipe away all the accumulated filth. Use a clean cloth or sponge to wipe off the remaining moisture and hang the armor to dry.
However, during winters you can use the SNiPER disinfectant to spot-clean the areas that appear dirty or sweaty.
5. Wear Moisture-Wicking Shirt Under Your Armor
Creating a barrier between the ballistic vest and your skin will enable you to minimize odor. Opt for t-shirts with a moisture-wicking property to absorb all sweat and odor. This will prevent the sweat from accumulating in your vest and reduce odor. Moreover, wearing a shirt underneath your armor will provide more comfort to your body.
Wearing a t-shirt underneath your body armor will also prevent your skin from rubbing against the hard surface of the vest. This will protect you from developing rashes.

Here are 5 Don’ts that will save you from voiding the warranty

• Do not try to dry clean your armor panels
• Do not opt for commercial launder to clean your body armor panels
• Do not completely submerge your body armor panels in water or any other liquid
• Do not bleach (vapor or liquid) your armor panels
• Do not expose your body armor panels to direct sunlight for prolonged hours

Closing Thoughts

Body armor needs the right care to boost its longevity and performance. To save officials from confusion, SNiPER disinfectant is here. This disinfectant will not only protect the outer waterproof membrane but also the inner core of your vest. It will not cause to damage your ballistic vest material but it will eliminate the odor effectively and safely.

Additional Information

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