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    washing a blue gi with..

    color emblems!!

    I recently bought a gi from my school, paragon.
    Im worried about washing it is my first gi and you know how that goes.

    it looks like this http://www.paragonbjj.net/jiujitsu/

    Will the colors run? is it safe to wash

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    Before you wash it, soak it in a bucket filled with water and two cups of vinegar for at least a few hours. This helps set the color. I usually let mine soak for a full day. Then wash it by itself in cold water and hang dry unless you need to shrink it to fit.

    If you do need to shrink it, dry it on low or medium heat for 30 minutes, pull it out and see how it fits. If it's still too large continue drying in 10 minute intervals to ensure that you do not shrink it too much. It's better to leave it a bit big because it will continue to shrink a bit over time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SolanoHRT View Post
    color emblems!!

    I recently bought a gi from my school, paragon.
    Im worried about washing it is my first gi and you know how that goes.

    it looks like this http://www.paragonbjj.net/jiujitsu/

    Will the colors run? is it safe to wash
    No matter what anyone tells you, do not wash your gi with a half cup of olive oil to "make it hard to grip"

    Welcome to the site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SolanoHRT View Post
    color emblems!!

    I recently bought a gi from my school, paragon.
    Im worried about washing it is my first gi and you know how that goes.

    it looks like this http://www.paragonbjj.net/jiujitsu/

    Will the colors run? is it safe to wash
    Dude:

    1. Ask your mom.
    2. Are you fucking serioius?
    3. Get more than one it's going to start stinking quickly depending upon how hard you train.

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