Cleaning Hockey Gear
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03-10-2010, 11:58 PM
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Lewiston, ME USA
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I think I tried both, diluted with water a bit. I had a messy pet at the time.
FWIW, a friend of mine has never, ever sprayed anything on any of his gear and none of it has any smell whatsoever. He has always been 100% diligent about taking it all out of the bag right when he gets home. But I think a big part of it is body chemistry too...even my gear that has the antimicrobial lining has an odor until I physically wash it.
That could very well be, I also dry my gear out EVERY time after I come home. It never stays in the car to ferment.
I wash what can be washed as stated earlier in this thread as well as rubbing alcohol sprayed into gloves and elbow pads. I even wash the inside of my helmet with water only so it won't ruin my visor.
My gear doesn't stink either and I believe spraying Febreze and stuff masks odors and does not kill germs and bacteria.
Alcohol and Lysol do kill that stuff but dry air kills them the best in my humbled opinion. I even turn a fan on to get the air moving in my bedroom.
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