29 Sep 2005 20:36:46
Bradley Brown
Help! MOLD!

Long story short -- I had to temporarily store my gear in an outdoor shed
for a couple of weeks.

Now I have some mold/fungus growth all over the containers, especially the
webbing. They are slightly damp but not terribly so.

The canopies themselves look fine, although some of the fungus is on the
lines at the risers.

What's the best course of action? I've got the containers sitting ouside in
the sun hoping they'll dry out a bit and hopefully kill some of the mold.

Riggers -- any suggestions?

Thanks so much for any helpful suggestions!

BJ




30 Sep 2005 12:28:31
Tink
Re: Help! MOLD!

Bradley Brown wrote:

> Long story short -- I had to temporarily store my gear in an outdoor shed
> for a couple of weeks.
>
> Now I have some mold/fungus growth all over the containers, especially the
> webbing. They are slightly damp but not terribly so.
>
> The canopies themselves look fine, although some of the fungus is on the
> lines at the risers.
>
> What's the best course of action? I've got the containers sitting ouside in
> the sun hoping they'll dry out a bit and hopefully kill some of the mold.
>
> Riggers -- any suggestions?
>
> Thanks so much for any helpful suggestions!
>
> BJ
>
>
Get them out of the sun RIGHT NOW!. Wash them by hand and brush with
woolite or some other mild cleaner and scrub until clear. Dry on well
vemtilated shade.

--
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away... It really pisses him off.

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30 Sep 2005 19:13:26
Re: Help! MOLD!

Remove the canopies and lines at the split rings. (Some advance
planning like taping the lines to a sheet of cardboard will make it
easy to re-attach properly, but a thorough line check will be essential
after reassembly.) Scrub the mold off the lines by hand. Take the
container with risers to the car wash and hang it up on the hooks for
floormats. Give it a good high-pressure blast with soapy water from
the hand wand, then rinse well. Dry in a warm place with fans or other
ventiliation, but avoid too much sunlight as it degrades nylon.



30 Sep 2005 23:35:37
Treetop
Re: Help! MOLD!


<nmskydiver@comcast.net > wrote in message
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> Take the
> container with risers to the car wash and hang it up on the hooks for
> floormats. Give it a good high-pressure blast with soapy water from
> the hand wand, then rinse well.

Yeah, great advice for the money.
Just wondering though if that recirculated water with all of the
contaminants would be the best thing to *blast* into the fabrics?

"Treetop" a.k.a. LORD OF THE SKY




30 Sep 2005 22:29:03
peanut4040
Re: Help! MOLD!

i wanna be on youre NEXT jump... When yew jumping an where.. YOU are
important,, IF you are still jumping. Lucky wants your 11th born.



30 Sep 2005 23:20:58
chuck
Re: Help! MOLD!

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Remove the canopies and lines at the split rings. (Some advance
planning like taping the lines to a sheet of cardboard will make it
easy to re-attach properly, but a thorough line check will be essential

after reassembly.)

Split rings.............I don't have any of those. I do have a rig with
soft links and another rig with rapid (rapeeeeeeeeeed) links. The tape
sounds kind of sticky, how about obtaining a manufactures line card to
attach the suspension lines to in their proper positions.

Better yet, buy a gallon of gasoline ($3.00 bucks) and douse the rig
and canopies with it and throw in a match.

Or better yet, take it to a rigger or the manufacturer and let them
assess the extent of the damage and let them come up with a
solution/cure (if there is one).

>>>>>>>>Take the
container with risers to the car wash and hang it up on the hooks for
floormats. Give it a good high-pressure blast with soapy water from
the hand wand, then rinse well<<<<<<<<<<<

High water pressure washing coupled with petroleum products, as Don
mentioned, has a tendancy to degrade the material and remove the resins
which which bond the materials together. Nothing like having your main
lift web separate on opening.


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