Everything posted by Dworkin
Greetings there NylonSE. Admittedly, I'm not one of the "girls" though have dealt with hosiery of all sorts for many turns so keep a salt shaker at the ready. First on, Nylon is pretty durable and not much affected by a lot save petroleum based products along with exposure to to Sunlight (or other ultraviolet sources) and oxidizers as in bleach. The best storage is at an even temp and dry conditions. However, having grown up in a rather humid environment and obtaining samples from all manner of conditions other than excessive heat Nylon stockings are rather resilient. Rayon and Silk are less forgiving and Silk especially requires a stable and dry environment. Few I realize have much interest in either of these stocking materials so I include that just because I tend to be a technocrat. My experience is primarily with Vintage and Classic types of Nylon hosiery. Stored in the original boxes or packaging generally presents no undue situation unless those are considerably deteriorated. Should one care to launder consider a fabric softener. This works for all types of Nylon from Micro Mesh, Plain Flat Knits to the Wonderspun knits (Agilon, Cantrece, Lycra blends) and the typical more contemporary stretchy "one size fits all" sorts which do have a place. After a wear, as you suggest placement in a baggie with the size will help prevent confusion. Ironically, extreme cold temperature does help prolong Nylon hosiery. The colder the better. Stockings placed in a freezer will hold their shape better and extend wearing life. Should one have access to really cold sources so much the better. This method has proved to work with many metals and personally with guitar strings exposed to liquid Nitrogen which is wickedly cold. Not too many have access to that though "dry ice" freezers are more accessible. Talking someone with one into letting you use them to freeze Nylon hosiery may present some explanations... Alas, I've no timetable to address "freezing" times and perhaps some of the members with a physics background could offer advice therein. My guitar strings were exposed to cold for a little over 24 hours. Anyway, hope this info to be of some assistance in addition to the fineage of what Ursula has offered. Finest Regards, Dworkin
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