advice for stained gi?

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  1. Tiger Uppercut

    Tiger Uppercut Black Belt

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    my blue speed stick deodorant melted in my gym bag and got on my gi. now i have a big blue stain on the back shoulder, any idea how to get it off? i already washed it twice, stain barely budged, am i screwed?

    would it be considered disrespectful to rock a stained gi to class, lol. definitly not going to buy a new one, this thing is still awesome minus big blue stain. any input is appreciated, thanks.
     
  2. Delbjj

    Delbjj Green Belt

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    Hmmm, Did you try hot water? It may shrink the Gi a little, but will help get out oily stains. Try and stay away from bleach if you can.

    I have gi's with coffee stains on them, not sure how it happened, but I still wear them
     
  3. blanko

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    soak it in the washwer with detergent or shout over night.. should take care of all your poblems/
     
  4. Tiger Uppercut

    Tiger Uppercut Black Belt

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    no luck removing the coffee stains?
     
  5. Delbjj

    Delbjj Green Belt

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    No way. They are there for life now.....
     
  6. Tiger Uppercut

    Tiger Uppercut Black Belt

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    i'll give this a shot. do u mean wash it in the washing machine with dish detergent or let it soak in dish detergent? thanks
     
  7. No Quarter

    No Quarter Blue Belt

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    At least the stain is blue, and not brown like some of the disgusting people that I have rolled with dirty stinky gi's.
     
  8. green_machine

    green_machine Orange Belt

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    Oxyclean would be my recommendation. If your machine has a 2nd or extended soak option I would try that also.
     
  9. black koala

    black koala Banned Banned

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    Dont set the stain in by heat drying. Oxyxclean, Shout just dont use bleach as it will weaken the fibers and shorten your gis lifespan. I would hit the spot with stain remover and let it soak untill it came out. good luck
     
  10. Cardio King

    Cardio King Blue Belt

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    I turn my training partner's gis from white to pink via my red gi.

    Brutal, I know.
     
  11. Meegle818

    Meegle818 Blue Belt

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    but very funny
     
  12. Yojimbo

    Yojimbo Brown Belt

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    They make stuff to remove set-in stains. I can't remember the brand I used but it worked great for getting blood out of the gi. Spray it on, rub the gi together to loosen the stain then let it soak for a while before washing it.

    Also my mom has used hair spray to get out all kinds of stains over the years.
     
  13. BJJ-guy

    BJJ-guy Blue Belt

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    one of my instructors has a blue gi that mustve got bleach mixed in the was, it has a stained look like 80's washed jeans.....which IMO is bad ass looking. :>
     
  14. JamesBJJ.**

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    shit your Gi pants it will draw attention away from the blue shoudler trust me.
     
  15. Mikey Triangles

    Mikey Triangles Bending Joints the Wrong Way Since 1985

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    worst comes to worst you can always dye it
     
  16. WARserra

    WARserra GMEN > Everyone else

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    Yup fabric dye or use a bleach pen over the area.
     

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