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Old July 10th, 2008, 07:36 AM
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Does anyone have any suggestions for getting the stench out of your pads? After a game, I hang my gear up in my garage to dry out, but it's still nasty. I don't want to throw my elbow pads and shin guards in the washing machine. I've tried using a lysol spray, but that seems like a temporary cover up.

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Old July 10th, 2008, 07:39 AM
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Febrezze or bag ball works for me
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Old July 10th, 2008, 08:06 AM
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I lay all my gear out on a lawn chair in by backyard on a sunny day and let it sit for an hour or so. The heat kills the germs and they stink less.
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Old July 10th, 2008, 08:13 AM
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Every couple months when I have a couple days off, I put all the soft gear (breezers, shell) in the washing machine, and the hard stuff (shins, elbows, shoulders) in the dishwasher. Takes out the smell pretty well, and kills all of that bacteria. Just make sure you lay it out to dry, not in the dishwasher or dryer.
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Old July 10th, 2008, 08:16 AM
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Go to a self-serve car wash and use their pressure washer to blast em...unless you have your own. Maybe take some detergent with you to rub on them before you spray it down since I don't imagine car soap or wax work very well haha.

And hell, you can always just spray everything down as your take it off when you're done playing. Go to your local skating rink or bowling alley for spray. You know the disinfectant they use to spray their shoes and skates when you turn them in? They typically have boxes full of that stuff, I haven't had a problem getting one for free.
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Old July 10th, 2008, 08:21 AM
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http://noicingsports.com/hockey_equi...removal .html

Find someone that does Ozone cleaning.... ^ Like that....it is cheap and 100% effective.
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Old July 10th, 2008, 10:30 AM
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i put everything in the washing machine. i take the hard stuff like shin guards and elbow pads and wrap them softly inside my jersey and girdle so theres less bangin around. i would NOT suggest putting them in the dryer because you can melt the plastic. i do this after every game since i sweat a tremendous amount and have usualy have a week inbetween some games
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Febrezze or bag ball works for me
Deodorant bag balls work wonders but make sure to dry/air out your gear first. Gloves in the microwave will kill the bad odor there.
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Yes ozone cleaning is the best if you have a shop nearby that offers it. It kills all the MRSA bateria that supports staph infections. The bacteria is what's causing the smell. It's the only sure fire way to clean gear 99%. But we don't have a shop that offers it, so I shock my pool and then toss my gear in it for about an hour to soak. You would be amazed what chlorine takes out...stains and all! It doesn't clean it like ozone, but sure looks prettier! Then dry in the sun. But you can't throw leather gloves in the pool however. Remeber chlorine is basically bleach, so you stand the chance of running them. I also wash my helmet in the garage sink in warm to hot water...helps a bit.
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Old December 5th, 2008, 09:24 AM
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Go to a hunting/sporting good store and pick up Scent Shield. It is used for hunting, eliminating body odor. It breaks down the bacteria that causes the stench. I use it on my sons equipment and bag. Dose not remove the odor total but keeps it pretty mild. Just make sure you don't get a scent cover up. Pretty cheap also.
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Trash can if it's too rancid smelling. I remember this one goalie … when the game went on and you skated by him … holy $hit did he stink bad. Even after the game the goal area still reeked something awful. The stink didn't help though … sieve!!!!!!!! LOL
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Default Febreeze and let air out

Almost a year with my gear and no foul odors. I play roller hockey 3x a week. I come home, spray my equipment and let dry in my garage. It usually will dry in less than 24 hours (Southern California temparture helps). Wed, Thur and Sunday. My gear and bag smell fine. I am still going to look into a anti-bacterial solution too, just to be on the safe side. I don't want ringworm or any other skin irritations on me.
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+1 for the pool trick

I haven't used it on my hockey gear yet, but i let my catchers' equipment soak in the pool for about a half an hour after i blasted it with the hose first, then let it dry, hung up, in the sun the rest of the day. I was surprised that the only smell left on the gear afterward was the smell of chlorine, and I'll take that over the rank smell that sweat and bacteria make together.
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The issue is to get your stuff dry. Since I can not let it dry in my appartment, I have learnt funny trick with hair dryer. Just let your stuff in the bag on the balcony(except skates of course), put the hair dryer in the bag but keep the ending out to cool the dryer down (otherwise danger of fire). Zip the bag and let just small opening for the dryer. Your bag will bloat little bit. 30 min and your stuff is dry and without smell. Optionally, you can change position of dryer and zip your bag again. Additionally you can put some sanitary spray. this works fine for me in winter.
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Does anyone have any suggestions for getting the stench out of your pads? After a game, I hang my gear up in my garage to dry out, but it's still nasty. I don't want to throw my elbow pads and shin guards in the washing machine. I've tried using a lysol spray, but that seems like a temporary cover up.

Any ideas?

hey!
you should totally try sani sport (www.sanisport.com) - it kills the bacteria in your equipment in a totally safe way. the bacteria is what causes the foul smell in your equipment!
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