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Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by SFinclined, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. SFinclined

    SFinclined Purple Belt

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    My favorite gi smells like a sack of nuts, I have soaked it in fabric softener overnight, I have washed it immediately after training, I have tried febreeze, but my gi still smells like someone took a shit on it. Any tips?
     
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    I use white vinegar. You can either soak it in white vinegar for 20-30 before the wash or do what I do and add it directly to the load with detergent. 1/2 a bottle will do the trick. You might want to put them through an additional cycle to get all of the vinegar out - you don't want to replace the funk with vinegar.

    I periodically do this every month or two when I smell the funk. After this, they're good as new!
     
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    Mannn my rashguard smells so bad after training , like this chemical smell .

    I sometimes soak it in a bucket with biotex ( don't know if thats a known product in the usa ) .

    I guess it would work as good on a gi.
     
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    Definitely try vinegar and water. Dillute it heavily at first because you don't want your gi smelling like a giant douche. If that doesn't work, buy a new one. You'll have to eventually if you train long enough.
     
  5. SFinclined

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    No doubt, but unfortunately this is my newest most favorite gi in the whole world. I have others I wear but none like this one. I knew there was some way to use vinegar, i'll try that next. I tried almost half a box of baking soda and that didn't work, so hopefully vinegar will.
     
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    My recipe for a clean smelling Gi is
    Max soap reccomended
    About a cup of vinegar
    Half cup of borax
    half cup of baking soda (arm an hammer makes a baking soda they call "super washing soda" get that)
    and I do this every time and it seems to work well.
     
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    actually, the vinegar help keeps its colour.
     
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    Yes, in fact vinegar will help to set the color.
     
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    yeah but it says warm water which is a shrinker.
     
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    I tried vinegar and didn't get fantastic results, though I didn't let it soak 30 minutes. That said, Mr Clean w/ Febreze (It's an orange color) has worked amazingly. I just add around 1/2-1 cup along with normal soap, and my stuff comes out clean.
     
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    Very awesome. Thanks for that info guys!
     
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    What about throwing in some Oxi-clean as well?

    I would imagine it would kill stuff in there too?
     
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    I've tried Oxi-Clean and it doesn't measure up IMO - it's only good for the stains.
     
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    I also endorse the white vinegar wash. I used to train with this horrendously smelly dude and his funk jumped from his gi to mine. It got to the point where I was embarrassed to train in it. It only took one wash with white vinegar and now I have absolutely no problems with odor.

    EDIT: I'm finally off dubs!! FUGGYYEAAAH!!11!!
     
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    Try 'Tide'..., it smells awesome..
     
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    I soak mine in a bucket of white vinegar and water (1 cup of vinegar per gallon of water) and let it sit overnight. Wash like usual and then let it hang dry in the sun. After this process, I've had people actually stop while we're rolling to tell me how fresh my gi smells.
     
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