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08-04-2012, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by tortoise View Post
Could the use of an anti-bacterial hand sanitizer work to control the smell of the skate boot and stem the growth of harmful bacteria after use? Or is there something in the liquid that would be detrimental to the skate or skin? Is there something readily availalbe that would do a better job?
I wouldn't use hand sanitizer. I imagine that stuff would get gunky in your skates. What my rink uses is just plain Target brand Disinfectant Spray. When we actually spray all the rental skates, not one of them has a smell. I've used it on my smelly skates before and it cuts the smell way back. You have to stick your nose IN the boot to get a whiff of anything. I imagine any aerosol Disinfectant Sprays would work like Lysol. Be sure to get the aerosol can and not the spray bottle type. And try it sparingly at first to make sure it doesn't have a negative effect on your skates or your skin.

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