Gi Cleaning

Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment Discussion' started by arm lock sub, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. arm lock sub

    arm lock sub White Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2010
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hey guys I bought two white gis and well have had trouble with one...the white pants got a lot of dirt in the knees can't seem to take most of it off...I know they are going to have build up at the knees but man this looks like I just rolled on dirt.

    What products do you recommend for tough stains that don't damage the gi? I don't live in the US so household products or some easy to find products would be best for me! thanks guys!
     
  2. risingD

    risingD Guest

    I would give vinegar a try... maybe it helps
     
  3. bubkusjones

    bubkusjones Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2010
    Messages:
    4,987
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Hamilton, Ontario
    I usually try laundry detergent soaking on the stain (either powder mixed with a little water to make a paste, or pour liquid detergent directly onto the stain. rub it in and let it sit for a few minutes before washing).
     
  4. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Green Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2006
    Messages:
    1,244
    Likes Received:
    8
    OxiClean!

    [​IMG]
     
  5. ohmalley

    ohmalley Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2009
    Messages:
    680
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    brooklyn, ny
    i was having the same issue with my batch 6 shoyoroll. it just seemed to hold onto dirt a lot more than my other white gis that were older and had more use. on the suggestion of a couple guys here i picked up some shout advanced gel (with the scrubby bristles top), and the stuff works awesome! i actually tested it on the knees by just rubbing it into a strip in the middle of the dirtiest part of the knee, and sure enough when it came out of the wash it was much whiter, a noticeable difference. i've used it a couple times now get the grunge out of the sleeves, and on a couple minor random blood stains. works like a charm. the gi is looking 100% better. it still looks like a used white gi, but without the brownish tint on the sleeves that had been developing before.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.