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PSA: Don't wash new, red handwraps with the rest of your laundry

Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment Discussion' started by CHawkins, Jul 24, 2005.

  1. CHawkins

    CHawkins Blue Belt

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    I am an idiot.

    I bought a brand-new pair of red handwraps from CSI last week. I used them a couple of times, tossed them in a mesh bag when they got all sweat-soaked, and threw them in the laundry.

    Surprise, surprise. All of my white stuff came out pink. Dumbass!

    I'm just venting here. Feel free to share your tales of fight-gear-related laundy woe. :D
     
  2. jpark4

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    I almost did that with my Gi.
    I bought white and blue Gi and i was about to wash them together so they'll shrink. Good thing my dad was there to remind me :)
    -Jon
     
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    Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Sometimes I don't even see a point to washing my gear, it stays smelling good for one day then goes right back to smelling like sweaty ass.
     
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    lol, King Kabuki is right.
     
  5. CHawkins

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    I'm not so much concerned about the smell, but with the bacteria that <i>cause</i> the smell.

    I got all my whites soaking in bleach right now. My favorite T-shirt to train in is fricking pink. NOT good. :D
     
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    Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    lol Some people think if you get good enough it doesn't matter that you wear pink, no one will talk shit.

    And yeah I hear ya about bacteria. One of the clients at my store got a Staph infection at Gold's Gym from their lack of sanitation on their equipment and had to have some of his hamstrings removed subsequently.
     
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    :eek:

    I'm speechless. I think I'll go wash out my gloves with bleach now. :D
     
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    Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Yeah man, his legs look terrible because of it. Skinny and under-developed. I made fun of him until my manager told me the story.
     
  9. chance031977

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    i thought most people separated their clothes. whites from colors.
     
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    My wife does that. When I do the wash, I'm lazy and just stuff it all into the washer.
     
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    Another PSA: Don't use your toaster in the bath

    Well at least you'll look fetching in your new pink getup
     

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