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  • Don Gwinn
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    GOD hissownself doesn't make a gi that will shrink to fit me, or I'd gladly use the dryer. I have to hang my gi in the laundry room now that it's freezing outside, and it takes forever to dry. I had to get a second gi just to be sure I'd always have one.

    What I need to do is lose enough weight so I can find something that's too big, dry it a couple of times, and then use a dryer forever after and screw "breaking down the fabric."

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  • Das Moose
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  • RunningDog
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    Yes, showering before class works wonders. But it reduces the possibility of a 'stink submission', you know the ones where you smother your training partner with your rancid, hairy chest.

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  • Doctor X
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    Originally posted by Southpaw
    Despite the above attention, I still have a slight smell of mold in the collar of my gi.
    Consider washing your neck.

    --J.D.

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  • KungFuCat
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    No experience with gi care, but gotta recommend the Febreeze also. It got puke-smell out of my car seat cushions, I'm sure it can handle sweat and mold.

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  • DngrRuss1
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    1- get more than 1 gi
    2- wash in cold water with anti-bacterial laundry soap and laundry ammonia
    3- line dry
    4- tumble dry for a touch-up with a fabric softner sheet if needed


    and fabreeze is your friend in the short term

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  • JohnnyFive
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    I've noticed that ever since I've switched to a 3 gi rotation (with washing), my gis don't have the stinky problem anymore. I've heard other people suggest freezing them to kill the bacteria, too...

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  • Steve
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    Kimonos? You must be joking.

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  • DaChinkOfSteel
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    Febreeze Anti-microbial...the one with the orange cap...

    I machine wash, then hang-dry my kimonos (I have two, one's in use while the other is drying)...once it's almost dry and it smells kinda "weird"...I just give it a quick spray with some of that Febreeze and it's good to go once it's completely dry...

    As an aside...isn't vinegar an acid?...and wouldn't that break down the clothing fibers also?

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  • plasma
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    Get more then 1 gi, line dry (only use the dryer if you need is dry asap).

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  • SuperGuido
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    Febreeze is your friend. Lay your gi out on the floor and spray the hell out of it on both sides. Rinse and repeat as necessary.

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  • pauli
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    fuck line drying, and fuck those reeking line dried gis. wash and dry the hell out of it like god intended, and buy gis that will shrink to fit you.

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  • HonkyTonkMan
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    What El MAcho said is right. My mother in law told me to wash it in cold water with white distilled vinegar. This was for my TKD Gi/Dobaks whatever. Then soak it and wash it again if it smells real bad.You have to wash that shit pretty soon after you wear it.

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  • TKD Black Belt
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    Yeah even bullet proof gold weave will break down in the drier. Mine won't shrink any more (trust me my girlfriend tried) but I still prefer it air dried. Try adding a bit of Oxy powder to the wash when its in there. It sort of works a little like bleach without breaking down the fabric. I also add a little bit of fabric softener to the wash as I prefer to smell snugly soft when I roll.

    TKD

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  • Southpaw
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    That makes sense.

    Thanks.

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