navy blue keiko arrived...should i add vinegar?

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  1. drumerdud

    drumerdud Blue Belt

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    Just wondering the steps i should take for the first wash of my gi. The only thing the tag says is NOT to bleach. Somehow i remember someone saying with colored gi's, u should set the gi with water and vinegar or something? is this nessesary with keiko or is salt ok?

    and u guys mean vinegar as in...the normal vinegar usually used for cooking?
     
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    YES! it's regular vinegar, and YES use vinegar.

    Don't go cheap either.
     
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    Is this gi really NAVY blue? If so can we get a pic?
     
  4. drumerdud

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    but how exactly do i do it though? do i wash it with vinegar or do i just leave it in a mixture of water and vinegar..and THEN wash it. and how much vinegar and how much water. Sorry for being so ignorant.


    and yes it IS NAVY blue, haha. Ill post pics soon, but yea..its exactly how it is in jiujitsuprogear.com
     
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    Yes, I would like to know this too.
    Thanks in Advance!!!
     
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    congrats on owning the rawest gi keiko puts out!! lol

    i have just the palin white one :(
     
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    It looks pretty nice. And marcelo looks so damn lovable!

    [​IMG]
     
  8. BJJ Padawan

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    soak in a solution of 1/2 cup vinegar to one gallon of water. Average soak time of 30 minutes. This was in the instruction with my GI.
     
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    hahah i soaked the living crap outta mine for like 6 hours, but that's just how i roll. Never faded AT ALL..... i'm pretty surprised!

    i want to rock the navy gi
     
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    aryt tnx guys!
     
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    wait sorry, u guys mean the soaking feature in the washing machine right? or do u mean, just leave it in a bath tub with water and vinegar?
     
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    Soak it in a bucket or the tub. Not the washing machine.
     
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    Samurai Jack faixa roxa

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    why do you guys soak gi in vinegar?
     
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    Atama has it on their website that this locks in the color better. I actually soaked my Keiko, regular blue, for a couple hours with water and vinegar. It didn't do sh*t! If you really want to lock in the color, go to a fabric store and get a REAL dye lock. They seem to work better.
     
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    LOL! Your the one putting your gi in acid. So what your saying is the company that is selling gi's tells you to put it in acid. Looks like someone failed out of chemistry class.
     
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    How is that GI - I'm thinking about getting it. I hear they run short and small. I'm 5"9 170 is A2 good? Have you washed it yet? If so, did it shrink alot? I heard then do.

    Thanks in advance...
     
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    Guess you don't buy white gis...
     
  20. drumerdud

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    looks like someone doesnt know shit about business. With expensive things like gi's why the hell would a company compromise their quality just so you could buy more? Think about dude, why would they purposely give bad instructions for me to do?

    so i could buy again? dude it doesnt work that way with gi's. People look for quality in gi's, now if that sht gets damaged right away, i wouldnt buy from that company again, instead, i would pay for other brands. im done arguing with u anyway, so yea, i know u were trying to help, but..man..haha, u gotta do ur research.
     

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