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Getting my gi white again?

Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment Discussion' started by bjornvil, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. bjornvil

    bjornvil Blue Belt

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    Hey guys

    I have a Fuji Victory single weave which I have been training in for the last 9 months. It's my only gi so it gets alot of miles. I always wash it straight after class, but it really isn't very white anymore, it's gotten to be kind of gray :(

    I've tried bleaching it, but apparently that's not very good for the fabric, and it really didn't work.

    Do you guys have any ways of getting the gi back to white? It really looks like it's dirty all the time now...
     
  2. risingD

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    bring it to a laundry they probably know what to do
     
  3. nykayfabe

    nykayfabe Green Belt

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    Try soaking it in Oxiclean for a couple of hours and line-drying in the sun, if possible.
     
  4. GFG

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    i had an white 5years old gi that looked pretty dingy and i just recently attempted to dye it a bright lime green, however i think i didn't use enough dye and it turned out a pee yellow but i'm happy with it, as it looks alot better then before.

    Mike
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  5. cheesesteak

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    I always add OxiClean. Also, I recently switched detergents to Tide with "Active Lift" and I noticed it even took away some of the old stains!
     
  6. Hamsterdam

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    You definitely don't want to bleach it.
     
  7. black koala

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    you have a gi thats a pee yellow? your mates must be thrilled when you step on the mat.
     
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    actually it looks better then it sounds. Just wanted to mention another option you can play with if your sick of your old dingy white gi
     
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    lol i slapped the pages up as quick as i could, however i do have someone that is supposed to edit all my pages but like me she don't seem to have the time to get around to it
     
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    i find leaving it out in the sun to work a bit but oxyclean is good and a cup of white vinegar and baking soda works too .
     
  12. BigCP84**

    BigCP84** There are no absolutes!

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    I use a combination of spray & wash and oxiclean, that combination keeps my Gis super white.
     

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