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MEAT latex care instructions

Latex is a natural material, it can damage and degrade easily if not looked after carefully. If you follow these guidelines there is no reason for why your rubber cannot live a long and healthy life with you. 

Handwash only. Use lukewarm water with mild washing-up liquid detergent only. After washing for about 5 minutes, rinse, and hang up to drip-dry on a plastic or wooden hanger.

Avoid all contact with all metals once dry, separate any layers which are stuck together, and sprinkle talcum powder/baby powder over the garment. This prevents the surfaces sticking together. Once dry and talced, store on a garment hanger inside a garment bag, ideally of black polythene plastic, in a dark wardrobe. Keep away from sunlight, especially direct sunlight. Long term exposure to ultraviolet light causes latex to breakdown chemically. Causing loss of shiny surface.

Do not bring into contact with copper based metals or nickel based metals. These will cause a brown stain on the paler colours, and also start a chemical breakdown on all colours of rubber, causing loss of shiny surface. Copper is found in brass and in some jewellery, such as body jewellery, as well as in bronzing agent make ups, and of course in money coins. Do not put in a washing machine. Do not use soap powder. Do not dry clean. Do not expose to oils. To make the rubber shiny use silicon spray or pvc polish. To aid dressing use silicon based lubricants.

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