Effect of playa dust on wool?

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Effect of playa dust on wool?

Postby Charlie Parker » Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:10 pm

I have a thick wool cloak I bought from the local Renaissance Festival several years ago. I take it with me to music festivals and pretty much any time it might get cold when I go camping. I want to bring it out to BRC for those chilly nights I keep hearing about. I don't mind if the cloak develops permanent playa coloring, it will just give the cloak more character. However, I spent a fair bit on the cloak. Does anyone know if the alkaline nature of the dust will damage the fibers?
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Re: Effect of playa dust on wool?

Postby gaminwench » Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:02 pm

Your cloak will be fine;
playa dust doesn't damage anything...

(except you: skin, hair, lungs...all of which are easily preventable.
Oh, and it melds with the fluids on your bike, so if you don't clean (with vinegar/water) after leaving BRC it'll eat away at your gears/chain)
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Re: Effect of playa dust on wool?

Postby SnowBlind » Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:09 pm

gaminwench wrote:playa dust doesn't damage anything...

(except you: skin, hair, lungs...all of which are easily preventable.
Oh, and it melds with the fluids on your bike, so if you don't clean (with vinegar/water) after leaving BRC it'll eat away at your gears/chain)



Yeah, it definitely damages metals. It's pretty corrosive when it gets wet.

I've never had it damage fabrics, but I don't think I had any wool out there.

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Re: Effect of playa dust on wool?

Postby CapSmashy » Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:41 pm

I have a wool Panzer Wrap jacket that has made 4 trips out with no ill effects.
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Re: Effect of playa dust on wool?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:45 pm

Just shake it out downwind and you'll just fine, me lord.

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Re: Effect of playa dust on wool?

Postby Charlie Parker » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:01 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:Just shake it out downwind and you'll just fine, me lord.


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Re: Effect of playa dust on wool?

Postby Eric » Sat Jul 30, 2011 3:47 pm

I wear some of my best suits on the playa- I just have 'em cleaned when I get home. I've worn some multiple times out there, no damage.

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Re: Effect of playa dust on wool?

Postby ygmir » Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:07 pm

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Re: Effect of playa dust on wool?

Postby Trishntek » Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:10 pm

My Harris Twead top coat does just fine and keeps me nice and warm.
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