Use Glass Cleaning Spray to Clean Stubborn Stains
It may surprise you, but glass cleaner can be an effective way to get out any small stains that show up on your vest. Spray a few times and use a sponge to dab and gently rub until the stain is gone.
Wash the Vest Every Week With Glass Cleaner, Laundry Detergent and Water
When you’re done with practice for the week, take the opportunity to thoroughly wash the vest by soaking it for a few minutes in a small tub of mildly warm–not hot–water. Add a cup or so of mild detergent and a cup or glass cleaner and mix well before adding the vest. As it soaks, you can use an old toothbrush to gently dislodge any obvious stains. After a few minutes, take the vest from the tub and dry it the same way as when you rinse the vest. Hang it up and allow it to dry completely.
Don’t Put it in the Washer or Dryer
While other parts of your uniform may be able to be washed as you would your other clothing, the electrical vest should never go into the washer and dryer in your home, no matter how much of a rush you’re in. Not only is there a possibility that all the wiring in your vest is destroyed, but the vest itself can become disfigured and unwearable.