Gi wash problem...

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Funkoar, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. Funkoar

    Funkoar Green Belt

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    So my washing machine decided to shit it self today, but I still want to roll everyday I can.

    Does anyone have an effective way to wash a gi without using a machine?
     
  2. Championstuff

    Championstuff Brown Belt Platinum Member

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    Take it down to the river and do it old school. or hand wash it in the bath tub with soap and water
     
  3. swirldog

    swirldog Red Belt

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    Or laundromat if you're lazy
     
  4. Maripucci

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    Fluff and fold...
     
  5. Funkoar

    Funkoar Green Belt

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    We have one nearby, but I am not sure if I trust them with it.


    I put water in the tub, threw in some powder and softener and let it soak for around 30 mins. Then came back and scrubbed it. Smells fine but doesn't look as white as it does straight out of the machine.
     
  6. Championstuff

    Championstuff Brown Belt Platinum Member

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    Use oxyclean with the powder
     
  7. roosterweight

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    You can always wash it dhobi ghat style:

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  8. Funkoar

    Funkoar Green Belt

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    Thanks mate, appreciate it.
     
  9. Ice 9 Cobra

    Ice 9 Cobra Black Belt

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    Coin laundry?
     
  10. portland

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    Is your gi gold plated or something?
     
  11. Funkoar

    Funkoar Green Belt

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    I live in Australia, the only place is a local business that will take it, wash it and be ready whenever they do it.

    a) I doubt they will be open over this Christmas holiday

    b) I don't want to do this everyday, they are pricey. Plus I don't know if there is an extra charge for needing it ready the next day.
     
  12. Ice 9 Cobra

    Ice 9 Cobra Black Belt

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    Oh, that sucks. Hook up with a bar hag and use her laundry services until you get a new washer
     
  13. Gawd

    Gawd Banned Banned

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    Ask Santa for a new washing machine.
     
  14. TeamKenpo

    TeamKenpo Above all, training should be fun

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    I've been washing gis in the bathtub. It's a pain in the ass, but it works.
     
  15. blackers10

    blackers10 Orange Belt

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    in Australia we do actually have laundromats(coin operated washing machines in a room with access probably 24/7, usually in small old blocks of shops. often found near apartment complexes too ... option 2 is ask a friendly neighbor or friend ??
     
  16. Difeco

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    just don't =)
    but dry it after the training

    (grabs popcorn)
     
  17. Dogstarman

    Dogstarman Old man jiu jitsu

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    Make sure to dry it in the sun. The uv kills all bacteria!
     
  18. KGB256

    KGB256 Purple Belt

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    Option 1) Find a coin-op laundromat.
    Option 2) Ask a friend or neighbor to use their machine.
    Option 3) Hand wash.
    Option 4) Take some time off of BJJ to pay for a repairman or new washer.

    Note that "wear a dirty gi" isn't anywhere in this list of options.
     

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