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10-17-2010, 08:15 PM
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Disinfecting gear?

Okay... hitting the ice for the first time in 7 years...

My equipment has been in my bag the whole time...

I want to disinfect the stuff before I use it... was just going to get a can of Lysol and spray the **** out of EVERYTHING and let it air out for like 24 hours...


Is there a better method or anything else I should do??


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Check with your local rink to see if they partner with a company that does professional cleaning. At my local rink, there is a service that you can pay to have your equipment cleaned. If that's not available to you, then I would wash them in the tub with some hot water and a mild detergent and then let them hang dry.

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Check with your local rink to see if they partner with a company that does professional cleaning. At my local rink, there is a service that you can pay to have your equipment cleaned. If that's not available to you, then I would wash them in the tub with some hot water and a mild detergent and then let them hang dry.
I just got invited for a pick up league... first game is tommorow...

I may be able to do the washing method, but not the cleaners, just won't have time I don't think.

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At a minimum, I'd recommend spraying everything down with isopropyl alcohol and putting a dryer sheet on each piece of equipment (inside gloves, etc.) and letting it air dry. Do the same thing with your bag, too.

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Cover up any cuts you have on your body with bandaids. I wouldn't put anything on bare skin. Wash immediately after the game and get the crud off. Watch your eyes, etc. Who knows whats been in that bag for that long.

7 years is a longgggg time.

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I have this stuff called "Shutout Athletic Spray" and it works like a charm. It's in a black and red bottle, not sure if it's a popular item sold at hockey stores but you should look into that if possible.


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I actually washed my gloves in my front loading washing machine on gentle setting with just a little bleach and detergent on the gentle setting. It worked just fine and they don't stink anymore! I decided to try after a guy at my LHS told me he does it once a month or so with all his equipment, he recommended the Shutout stuff as well.

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If the stuff has been sitting in the bag the whole time, I'd first take it all out and look at it closely. If anything has mold or growth on it, toss it and replace it. Better to spend a little money than to get a skin infection and lose a limb. And you'd be surprised at the stories of dead mice in hockey bags.

If everything looks clean, soak it in the tub with detergent as the other guy said, then soak it again in clean water and let it dry out. Put a fan on it to speed it up.

I wouldn't use Lysol on all the gear as that stuff can cause reactions with some people's skin. I would spray the skates down with it though.

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I've tried it all, and the best thing I have found is the Great Value disinfectant spray from Wal-Mart in summer scent. It is cheaper than Lysol and in my opinion works a lot better. It keeps everything smelling fresh, and will not give you chemical burns. The worst is Hockey Fresh, a guy at my LHS gave me a promotional bottle, and man it is the worst smelling stuff in the world.

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I've heard bad issues with using Lysol.

What I do is throw anything without plastic in my washer and just hose everything else off in the backyard. Always comes out smelling clean. Just never figured out a good way to clean gloves or skates so those always smell.

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I've been using febreez sport for about 8 months now, no complaints thus far.

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