Proper care and cleaning is essential to the life of a Simpson Racing suit. While directions may specify dry cleaning, Simpson Racing uniforms may be washed at home, either by hand or in the washing machine. Simpson Racing uniforms can contain many different types of material which is the determining factor when deciding whether to hand or machine wash. Simpson Racing suits containing leather or suede for added safety, should be hand washed. Following care instructions for a Simpson Racing suit is recommended to maintain suits engineered with fire protection ratings.
Hand Washing a Simpson Racing Suit
Fill a sink with cold water. Add 2 caps of mild detergent, such as Woolite. If the suit is extremely soiled, add 1/4 cup of Charlie’s Soap. Using your hands, mix the detergent and water thoroughly to create suds.
Turn the Simpson Racing suit inside out and place it in the sudsy water. Submerge it completely and allow it to soak for 30 minutes.
Using your hands, keep the Simpson Racing suit in the water while squeezing sudsy water through the material until the suit has been washed. Drain the water and squeeze excess water from the suit.
Fill the sink with cold water. Return the Simpson Racing suit to the cold water. Squeeze water through the material until the entire suit has been rinsed.
Squeeze the Simpson Racing suit gently to remove excess water. Lay it on a towel to dry. Cover the suit with a second towel. Replace towels, as necessary, with dry towels, to speed drying.
Machine Washing a Simpson Racing Suit
Set washer to: medium load, gentle cycle, cold wash, cold rinse. Add 2 caps of Woolite or Charlie's Soap (for an extremely soiled suit) into the washer.
Turn Simpson Racing suit inside out and put it into the washing machine. Submerge the suit completely. Soak for at least 30 minutes. Begin the wash cycle.
Remove the Simpson Racing suit when the wash/rinse cycle has finished. Lay the suit on towel to dry. Cover the suit with a second towel. Replace towels, as necessary, with dry towels, to speed drying.
Simpson Racing suits that have fire protective ratings and indicate "Dry Clean Only," should be dry cleaned.
Avoid using bleach, detergents containing phosphates, irons or drying in direct sunlight.