Koral Classic Gi owners

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  1. quikhiccup

    quikhiccup Blue Belt

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    Need some info from people that own the koral classic. I think I remember reading that this gi needs to be washed or soaked in vinegar to prevent the red in the shoulder patches from bleeding on to the gi.

    Can anyone confirm this? Also, if I do need to do this, can someone provide directions on exactly how to do it please?

    I'd rather not mess up a $160 gi.

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  2. Wrestleben

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    I have a blue one and after putting it in the wash for the first time, stopped the cycle and put a small amount of vinegar for it to soak for 20 mins or so. I did this more to keep the blue from fading. I haven't heard of the red from the patches bleeding though.
     
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  3. Hellboy31

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    I never put vinegar on mine and it hasn't bled - It's faded as hell, but the patches never bled.
     
  4. Jeff Goldblum

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    I collect a weeks worth of my instructors sweat and wash it in that.
     
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    Any gi I have I soak in vinegar anyway to keep the colors from fading/bleeding.
     
  6. ame

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    Didn't soak it in vinegar, and it didn't bleed (I washed it in COLD water). I got the white classic, so I didn't think it would matter. Didn't shrink either, even with high heat. And although I have heard of warped collars from dryers (since they're made of rubber), it hasn't happened to mine...yet.
     

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