View Full Version : disinfecting hockey equipment
01-28-2003, 05:11 PM
I need some advice/suggestions on cleaning my equipment, speciffically my girdle. Not just defunking, but really cleaning. I've gotten a pretty awful fungal infection on my thighs that I'm sure keeps recurring because of my girdle, even though I wash it once a week and dry it out. Any help is appreciated.
01-28-2003, 06:08 PM
I put my girdle in the washer (take the belt off if you can) and theres never been any issues with it since i put it in the washer. Just wash it like you would normal clothes.
01-28-2003, 06:19 PM
Thats what we do at our house. We wash our girdles like we would with our clothes, except we only do it about every month or two.
02-02-2003, 02:43 PM
I use Sonic's Aroma, then put my equipment out in the sun to dry. I imagine I'll wash the stuff one day, but so far, I haven't had to.
Inline Hockey Central
maybe you are not getting all the soap rinsed out from the pad pockets and having an allergic reaction to the soap.
Also I have suggested this before - try "contact N" from Vaportek - you may have to get it directly from the company though. This product is a biological treatment that encapsulates then breaks down the offending microbes and then itself biodegrades over time. I dont know that it is actually an antiseptic, it is advertised strictly as an "odor eater". It's amazing stuff - even cleaned my dog after she got sprayed by a skunk from about 10" away - could let her in the house a few hours later.
I'ts a new product they just released for testing last fall and I got it when looking for some way to treat my dog - found them on the internet. Has turned my son's hockey bag into a "civilzed" area - and he has always been one of the teams worst offenders. Works on skates and gloves as well. About $10.00 / quart bottle with a quirt atomizer. Leaves no masking odor either. With the deep seated odors from modern hockey gloves (synthetic stuffing materials smell like cat pee untreated and even after washed several times - I used to blame the local tom cat for sneaking into my back room and peeing in my coaches bag - to excuse the smell when my gloves were "exposed" in the coaches locker room) web site is www.vaportek.com - and no I do not have any commercial involvement lol - although I'm thinking about it.
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by MDE3 on 02/02/03 07:44 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
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