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    Default Cleaning gear

    Sorry if this has been asked before. I looked around a bit, but didn't see anything.

    I googled this and a couple sites were claiming to put bleach/chlorine in a tub with detergent and let it soak for 3-6 hours. Some places even say it is alright to machine wash (I have a HE front loader...).

    Can't this hurt/discolor the fabic?

    Any better ways to go about this?

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    Washing machine has always worked for my elbow pads and things like the inner part of my shin pads. I think I put my shoulder pads in there once and it did okay, too. Anything else, I've soaked for a bit in water and detergent, then scrubbed them with a bristled brush. The key has been rinsing everything well and hanging it to dry outside on a nice warm day.

    I've never tried bleach, and honestly that would scare me a bit with some of the fabric. You could probably do it pretty diluted and it'd be okay, but again, rinsing it all out thoroughly would be key.
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    Amazon.com: Febreze Sport Extreme Odor Eliminator Spray: Sports & Outdoors

    Give each piece of gear a couple sprays, hang it up and put a fan on it for a couple hours. The only time my gear spends in the bag is to and from the rink. Haven't had a problem yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lososaurus View Post
    Amazon.com: Febreze Sport Extreme Odor Eliminator Spray: Sports & Outdoors

    Give each piece of gear a couple sprays, hang it up and put a fan on it for a couple hours. The only time my gear spends in the bag is to and from the rink. Haven't had a problem yet.
    Haha, I've done febreze in the past, and it is good for covering odor. My main pieces that reek are my shoulders, elbows, and shins.

    Thanks guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Teeny View Post
    Washing machine has always worked for my elbow pads and things like the inner part of my shin pads. I think I put my shoulder pads in there once and it did okay, too. Anything else, I've soaked for a bit in water and detergent, then scrubbed them with a bristled brush. The key has been rinsing everything well and hanging it to dry outside on a nice warm day.

    I've never tried bleach, and honestly that would scare me a bit with some of the fabric. You could probably do it pretty diluted and it'd be okay, but again, rinsing it all out thoroughly would be key.
    yeah i did the inner shins and elbows fine. my shoulder pad straps got twisted in the machine and eventually got ripped out. it smelled good though.

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    I've put:
    Gloves
    Pants
    Shoulder Pads
    Elbow Pads
    Shin Pad Liners
    All in a front loader w/ regular detergent on warm a few times.
    I even put it all in the dryer on low for ten minutes to get more water out.

    All gear is still in good shape.

    Now a days I put a fan on all the gear after I hang it and spray it down w/ good ole Lysol, it's dry in the AM and smells fine. Haven't had to wash anything in years.

    Every so often I'll rinse my helmet in the shower w/ hot water.

    Some throw their gear in a pool then let it dry in the sun. That's usually the player w/ the faded pants.

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    i head pouring boiling water on it to kill the bacteria is great. some stuff can go in the washing machine or dishwasher, but i airdry my gear all week personally.

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    It is sitting in my shower tub right now with liquid detergent and oxiclean...with 30lbs of billet aluminum holding it down to keep it from floating...haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P. Diddy View Post
    some stuff can go in the washing machine or dishwasher, but i airdry my gear all week personally.
    Please tell me you dont wash your dishes with your hockey gear.

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    How'd that work dabeechman ? You airdry afterwards ?

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