How to Clean Kevlar

by Alexander Callos

Kevlar is a type of synthetic fiber that is used in the manufacture of tires and other rubber products. It is designed for high-stress applications and has superior resistance to heat and wear. The strength of Kevlar is far greater than any other reinforcing material. Kevlar has also been used for bulletproof vests and in the aerospace industries. Like anything else, it can become damaged and dirty over time. Cleaning Kevlar may be necessary to get it looking brand new once again.

Items you will need

  • Clean towels
  • Clean rags
  • Dish soap
  • Oxygen bleach
Step 1

Lay clean towels on a flat surface and set the Kevlar on top. Space out the materials so that nothing is overlapping and the towels are underneath everything.

Step 2

Wipe down the Kevlar with a clean rag. Dampen the rag and pour a little dish soap on it. The goal is to remove any visible dirt and debris from the surface of the Kevlar. Scrub the entire area and get up what you can. Dry off the Kevlar with another clean rag, making sure to get inside all of the crevices.

Step 3

Pour an oxygen bleach, such as OxiClean, onto a clean rag and scrub the surface of the Kevlar. This should remove any remaining dirt, grease and debris from the surface. Flip the Kevlar over and clean all the sides. Continue until the surface is completely clean.

Step 4

Wipe down the area with a damp rag to remove any oxygen bleach residue. Soak up the water with a clean, dry rag until there is no moisture remaining.

About the Author

Alexander Callos began writing in 2005 for "The Lantern" at The Ohio State University and has written for various websites, including Bleacher Report, Top Ten Real Estate Deals and Columbus Sports. He has published articles for CBS Sports, SI.com and other websites. He graduated in 2007 from The Ohio State University with a bachelor's degree in public affairs journalism.