Keeping shin guards clean
So I just picked up a pair of Combat Sports' grappling shin guards(these- http://www.combatsports.com/images/sig1_2_m.jpg), and noticed they have a tendency to stay sweaty as hell the day or two after a workout. I'm going to go ahead and assume that the washing machine is a huge no-no for these things, and they've got no care instructions in them, so I was hoping someone here would have some tips on how to keep them from getting too nasty.
Well you could just wipe the sweat off after you use them. To clean them you can just spray them down with some kind of non skin irritating cleaner. Then wipe them off with a towel. Just like they do to the machines at the gym.
They stay sweaty a day or 2 after the workout? Where do you keep them, in a duffel bag? I'd recommend letting them air out in your garage or somewhere after use. I live in hot-ass super humid florida and I don't have this problem. I usually just wipe mine off with a towel after using them and they're good to go. You shouldn't have to clean them after every single use.
Press some dry paper towel into them, it will remove the excess moisture. Place them infront of a fan or open window. Febreeze as necessary.
Cool, thanks. I think I still have some Febreze from my stinky fencing bag.
During the more pleasant months, I dry them in the sun.
When it's colder I dry them near (not on) a radiator.
Same goes for gloves and headgear.