getting rid of the smell

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  1. Josh1537

    Josh1537 White Belt

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    hey all ive had a set of gloves for about a year now, and with regular use they are holding up great......however they smell like shit, any ideas on how to wash them or get rid of the smell? they arent leather so im wondering if i could rinse them out with some soap and water? i tried using a little baking soda in them, didnt help much, thats probably better as a regular maintence thing rather than a quick fix

    any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated

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  2. johnwinstrol

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    Well, looks like they're only about $30 bucks, and you've had them for a year. You could try washing them in cold on the gentle cycle in a sweater bag or knotted pillow case, and then drying them on the gentle cycle/low heat. I would think since they're synthetic they're not going to shrink, especially if you don't use any heat washing and low heat drying.

    If they get messed up, think of it as an excuse to get a new pair. Under 50 bucks with shipping means less than a dollar a week to train with them. That's really a pretty decent lay out for training expenses.
     
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    MIDMOBOX Telling People things they don't want to know

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    Frebreeze from Walmart the anti bacterial version
     
  5. Cuel And Lewk

    Cuel And Lewk Mr. Cool Hand Luke Ice

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    i use a anti bacterial spray which claims to kill 99.99% of all germs & bacteria - had my gloves for nearly 6 months now and no smell

    in fact, repeated use of my t-shirts - i alternate 4-5 shirts has resulted in a foul smell the minute a drop of sweat touches them - i have to get new shirts every 2 months to avoid this
     
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    Cuel And Lewk Mr. Cool Hand Luke Ice

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    for the record, the shirts do get cleaned after each use - i just sweat profusely
     
  7. Cuban Moses

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    For the shirts add baking soda or oxyclean to ur wash cycle. I sweat with the best of them, and it keeps the smell under control.
     
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    Cuel And Lewk Mr. Cool Hand Luke Ice

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    thanks cuban, can't get oxyclean where i live but baking soda is no problem
     
  9. Josh1537

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    thanks for the info im gonna see if i can try the spray before i wash them......granted its only $30 bucks to replace them, but im a poor college student right now and 30 bucks is food for a week.....or gas for a day, so ill live with stinky gloves if it comes down to that

    btw Luke if you are going through shirts that fast.......def try the baking soda first since that has less chemicals, but i usually train in white shirts that way i can just throw them in the wash add 1 or 2 cap fulls of bleach and they come out brand new each time i wash em, works well for any sweat or blood stains

    thanks again
     
  10. POINT312

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    don't live with stinky gloves anyone you train with will thank you....just get new ones....
     
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    Would anyone else recommend this? My gloves are in a like smelly condition and I need a solution.
     
  12. Capt.Canuck

    Capt.Canuck Green Belt

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    I built a small room in my basement with a heater and an exhaust fan vented to the outside to rapid dry my Muay Thai and Hockey gear.

    Works like a charm. Unbelievably well. All my gear used to stink despite putting it out to dry diligently. Now it is smell-free -and most importantly, bacteria-free - all the time.
     
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    tiger.shark To the sharks!

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    Get ahold of a little bit of cotton flannel and make a little pouch. Put in some cedar chips and sew the pouch closed. Stick those into your gloves after every use. They will deodorize your gloves. Not sure how it works on already year old funky ones, but it is a good way to keep them fresh.
     
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    I'll try the lysol thing. But I still think smelly gloves can help you with your clinching. Nobody would dare clinch you with those gloves. hahaha
     
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    You can actually buy cloth bags pre-filled with cedar at Wal-mart and most large stores. They are for moth prevention or something like that. They also sell cedar blocks that will fit perfectly in a boxing glove.

    Also, boot dryers are perfect for boxing gloves. They are electronic and most have a timer that shut off after a set amount of time. Just slide your gloves on, turn it on, and they will be dry shortly. Dryness + high heat = dead bacteria.
     
  18. cb007

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    Hey,

    Try Asko Sport Wash

    It's 8 bucks a bottle at Wally World and it's good for anything washable.

    I add it to every gi/gear load.

    CB

    mynewgi.com
     
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    socks with cedar chips in them, and stuff your gloves when you're done training for the day. I have never tried it, but I heard it works, since the wood "sucks" the moisture in and leaves a nice cedar scent behind.
     

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