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Questions about cleaning clothes

lsquare

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I have this rain coat that I would like to wash in cold water. Yet the tag in the coat said it should be dry cleaned. It sounds kind of strange to me considering this is the content of the coat: 40% cotton, 40% polyester, 20% nylon. The lining is 100% polyester. Would this be safe to clean in cold water?

There is also a removeable layer inside the rain coat. I'm not quite sure if I should dry clean it or wash it in cold water. Here are the descriptions:

Face: 100% Polyester, Back: 100% Polyester, Filling: 100% Polyester, Hand Wash Cold, Non-Chlorine Bleach, When needed line dry, do not iron, dry clean.
Any advice on what I should do would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
 

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I would follow the instructions attached to the coat. Your laundry detergent might remove any waterproofing applied to the fabric of the coat, thereby rendering it...useless!
 

JayJay

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Originally Posted by Eagle
I would follow the instructions attached to the coat. Your laundry detergent might remove any waterproofing applied to the fabric of the coat, thereby rendering it...useless!

I'd follow the instructions as I agree with Eagle. I've washed a number of items, such as linen, that were dry clean only, but I knew what the drawbacks were. I'm not sure about the trench.
 

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