How to restore reflective fabric?
Reflective fabric is made of micro glass beads and based cloth material, its reflective intensity depends on the micro glass beads, since if you want to keep the reflective intensity, you need to reduce the falling down of miro glass beads.
If your reflective effect is fading, how to restore reflective fabric always annoys you, here I will show you tips to restore reflective fabric as below.
Distinguish the situation of poor reflective function
Dirt to affect the reflective function
Reflective fabric is mainly applied on wearing products or manufactured as reflective clothing directly.
If your reflective fabric loses its reflective function or its reflective performance gets weak, maybe it is stained. Hence, you need to clean the reflective fabric to restore the reflective part.
How to clean the reflective fabric?
Reflective fabric washing is not the same as normal garment cleaning, you need to clean it carefully so that you can ensure fewer damages to its reflective function.
The way to clean the reflective fabric is as below:
For a small part of reflective fabric, you can add neutral detergent into the cold water, then gently wash the reflective fabric with a soft cloth that is dipped in the solution.
For big reflective clothing, you’d better wash it with neutral detergent by yourself, it will keep the reflective effect for a long time. Of course, you also can wash it by machine, it has limited washing time.
Therefore, you can reduce the washing time as you can.
Wash to fall off the miro glass beads
Washing behavior will reduce the amount of miro glass beads on the surface of retro-reflective clothing, leading to the poor reflective effect, and visibility of wearers.
If the retro-reflective clothing loses its reflective effect due to the loss of miro glass beads, you can do nothing to restore the reflective feature.
The only thing you can do is to maintain a retro-reflective vest before it lost its high visibility feature.
In summary, before you start to restore your reflective fabric, ensuring the reason for the loss of retro-reflective features is very important. If possible, you would better maintain the retro-reflective cloth before its reflective feature fades.