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09-18-2007, 09:26 PM
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Febreze can actually make your stuff smell worse
It's true. made my stuf much worse.

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I picked up something called No BO at my local hockey shop. Expensive at about $9 a bottle but I just spray my gear after a game and hang evrything up on a hockey tree. Works even on gloves.

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09-19-2007, 03:51 PM
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I try to air it out and use faebreeze. It works alittle but once the game is on, the nice clean smell is gone. And now I cant air it out because I live in Apartment complex, that I would consider not a safe place to leave ****!! But then again, the person stealing it would need a airproof suit just to steal it!

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09-19-2007, 10:15 PM
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Febreze actually works pretty well.

I've washed shoulder pads and elbow pads in the wash on gentle, it didn't hurt them.

Like mentioned before, gloves! Mine are rank, I'd like to hear of anything that works for them.
Thanks! I was going to start a thread today asking if I could wash my elbow pads. It doesn't LOOK like anything will harm them. Glad to hear you've done so with no problem.

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09-23-2007, 03:25 PM
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Has anyone ever tried using their dishwasher?
I have actually used the dishwasher for my son's gear in the past and it has worked fine. However the best tool I have is dryer sheets tucked into his bag which helps keep the smell down.

One poster mentioned cats and ammonia. Cat's are attracted to stinky hockey bags and will use them as a litter box. I have thrown more than a few bags away because of this. My son's bag never comes in the house anymore.

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09-24-2007, 07:08 AM
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My gloves are discusting! I even have a hard time with the stench at times.
My wife came up with a pretty good system for masking this stink.

1. 10% pinesol, 10% rubbing alcahol 80% water in a spray bottle, spay liberaly then let air dry. When dry add fabric sofener sheets.

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09-24-2007, 11:59 PM
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My gloves are discusting! I even have a hard time with the stench at times.
My wife came up with a pretty good system for masking this stink.

1. 10% pinesol, 10% rubbing alcahol 80% water in a spray bottle, spay liberaly then let air dry. When dry add fabric sofener sheets.
I may give this a shot. nothign else seems to have worked! my equipment stinks!

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09-25-2007, 01:09 AM
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dryer sheets.

work wonders.


and it leaves your gear smelling fresh and springy!

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09-25-2007, 08:30 PM
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Anyone ever try dipping their stuff in a water bucket with oxyclean?

It makes my shoulder and elbow pads look and smell brand new. I've always wanted to try it on my gloves but am afraid it might hurt the leather.

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09-25-2007, 08:51 PM
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Give it a shot. I have ridden many horse through many a pond in my leather saddle, which is my most priced possesion. It is fine. Just dry them off well.

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09-25-2007, 09:24 PM
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I just dunked my stuff in the tub with laundry detergent a couple days ago like I usually do. I did the gloves this time too cause I couldn't take it anymore, they took forever to dry and the leather got dried up too. But I used some baseball glove conditioner on it and was ok again.

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09-25-2007, 09:32 PM
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haha the smell of my gloves actually kills the Febreze smell within a few seconds of spraying it. I swear Easton gloves hold smell better than any other brand. My mother found them the other day and offered to buy me a new pair of gloves if I promise to throw those out =D

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09-25-2007, 09:34 PM
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I mentioned this to a friend of mine who is a professional costumer, asking how they keep stuff from stinking since it can't be washed in between every performance. Her answer: vodka. Fill a spray bottle with a 50/50 solution of water and vodka and spray away.

The booze smell disappears along with the gym bag smell.

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I mentioned this to a friend of mine who is a professional costumer, asking how they keep stuff from stinking since it can't be washed in between every performance. Her answer: vodka. Fill a spray bottle with a 50/50 solution of water and vodka and spray away.

The booze smell disappears along with the gym bag smell.
haha what kinda Vodka are we talkin? >.<

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The stuff that is cheapest and tastes like rubbing alcohol - easily found at liquor stores near colleges and universities!

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The stuff that is cheapest and tastes like rubbing alcohol - easily found at liquor stores near colleges and universities!
hahah oh! I'm quite familiar with the kind. I should give it a shot. er, try.

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09-27-2007, 05:38 PM
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Finally a use for the fifth of Taaka someone left at my house

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vlady vodka BARF!

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09-28-2007, 09:53 AM
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hahah oh! I'm quite familiar with the kind. I should give it a shot. er, try.

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09-30-2007, 11:37 AM
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Quick Warning::: I played with someone last night that got chemical burns from washinng his equipment and not letting it rinse thoroughly enough...I've never heard of this, but he still had some marks last night and this took place over 10 days ago. He claims he just used regular detergent, so always be careful...

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10-07-2007, 09:10 PM
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Gloves were a little different. Instead of detergent I mixed some Murphy's Oil Soap into the water -- I read on a website that it's a better choice for keeping the leather from drying out. I hung everything up to drip dry and like MikeD says it took a few days, but since I was only playing once a week it I had plenty of time.


Pretty much just did the exact same thing and it worked real well.


I put my gloves in the basement sink with hot water, 1/3 cup of Murphy's oil soap, a little bit of laundry detergent and fabric softener.

I let them sit in water for an hour.I had to refreshen the water four times. I was tempted to put some bleach in there but I was afraid the bleach would dry out the leather. I then put them in the wash.

I washed them on a warm gentle cycle. After they came out of the wash I hung them out to dry...took three days for them to dry, and they still stank. I sprayed a bit of ozium in them and put two laundry sheets in them. They smelt pretty good!

Next test is how long can I keep them smelling good, I play to spray a little ozium, put some laundry sheets in then, and then let them sit out. Ill post further updates on my findings!

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Just soaked my elbow pads in the sink filled with water and 2X Ultra Tide. The water ended up a very nice brownish colour and I could barely see the drain.

I used a pair of dumbbells to keep the pads submerged, they had a tendency to just float on the surface. Then a rinse using the shower.

They're now drying in the tub. But already look a heck of alot cleaner.

Now for all my other gear.

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07-28-2008, 05:46 AM
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When your gear stinks, you clean them. I can't stand it when my gear starts to stink. I use my bathtub and then hang them up and use a hair dryer.

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I fill my bath tub with water and bleach and soak all my gear (except skates) for 5-10 minutes. then air dry in the sun
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Works every time.

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http://noicingsports.com/hockey_equi...r_removal.html

Find someone that does Ozone cleaning.... ^ Like that ^ ....it's cheap, 100% effective and better for your equipment.

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