Cleaning Hockey Gear
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03-08-2010, 03:09 PM
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Huntsville, Ontario
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One other thing to keep in mind is that once your equipment smells horrid from neglecting to maintain it, it is VERY difficult if not impossible to make it fresh again. If you have OLD and SMELLY gear, invest in new gear and take care of it. In the last six months I have overhauled my gear and it is all new head to toe. I have been very good about airing it out Lysol-ing it and cleaning it with baby shampoo and it smells fresh still. No odor at all actually.
Also, I play 5 to 6 days a week and Lysol is not affecting my skin at all.
Prevention is key! lol
Yeah I had a pair of gloves that were just rancid, I had to buy a new pair because my hands would stink to bad.
The bacteria is what causes most of the stink, I think soaking in water with a bit of bleach might work.
I have washed most of my gear in the washer on gentle, everything went in except for my helmet and skates, that helped a lot with some vinegar in there as well
After putting my gloves through I rubbed some vaseline on the palms so the leather did not dry up.
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