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What is the difference between Proban, Nomex and Cordura Nylon Fabrics?

Proban is a 100% Pre-Shrunk Cotton fabric that has been chemically treated to make it flame resistant. Proban FR/7A fabrics are certified by Westex Inc. to retain their original flame resistance through fifty (50) home washes or twenty-five (25) industrial washes.

Nomex is a fabric developed by Dupont. Inherently flame-resistant, NOMEX® won't melt, drip, burn or support combustion in the air. Performance benefits like these play a pivotal role in providing the valuable seconds racing professionals need to escape and survive these critical situations. And, this protection is long-lasting the exceptional flame-resistance provided by NOMEX® cannot be washed out or worn away.

Cordura Nylon fabric is also a Dupont fabric. We offer it in both a 500 and 1000 denier weight for our Karting Suit line. It is a lightweight, abrasion-resistant and durable fabric excellent for karting were the driver is not strapped in and there is no chance of fire. Warning: Cordura fabric is NOT FIRE RESISTANT and will melt with extreme heat and or fire.

What is SFI approval?

The SFI Foundation, Inc. (SFI) is a non-profit organization established to issue and administer standards for specialty/performance automotive and racing equipment. Click here for more information on SFI http://www.sfifoundation.com

How do I wash my race suit or jacket?

Proban and Nomex Suits: Fasten all hook and loop (Velcro) before washing to avoid damaging suit and embroidery. Dry-clean only unless directed by the manufacturer otherwise.
Cordura Nylon Suits: Fasten all hook and loop (Velcro) before washing to avoid damaging suit and embroidery - Hand Wash Only - No chlorine bleach - Detergent only - Warm wash -  Hang to dry. Machine washing and drying will damage the heat shield.




Spy Optics available online.

Thor Oil and Tire Prep now available.

Hyper Coil brand coil over springs are now available

Digatron Gauges and Instruments online ordering.

Rivets and Sheet Metal now available.



 Latest Updates...

HDM has added the following to our product line.

Karting Jackets

FSR Radiators

Racing gloves

Braces & Supports

Racing  Wheels




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