1) Start up washer on warm water, mid to max fill.
2) Add maximum recommended soap (according to the instructions)
3) Add 1-2 cups of WHITE VINEGAR to the wash.
4) Let it begin to agitate, until it's nice and soapy.
5) Stop the Machine.
6) Add Gi
7) Let it agitate for a few minutes
8) Stop machine and let it sit, full of soapy acidic water.
9) After at least a half hour has passed, restart machine and continue as normal.
This will guarranteed get the funk out of your gi. It was recommended by someone on the Judo boards, and it works... Even in the worse conditions it works
My friend had a pair of knee sleeves that smelled fine dry, but as soon as they got wet/sweaty they'd smell like a slaughterhouse that was flooded with cat piss. It was so horrible, you could smell them from 30 feet away.
Using this method once on the sleeves made it so they didn't even stink a bit.
By washing it in vinegar, you're making the cloth uninhabitable to all that bacteria which feeds on a basic (as opposed to acidic) enviroment... That's why you get that ammonia smell when it's really wet.
Wash it in Vinegar and you won't have this problem.
No way, man...I really just try to respond to your posts. If I think they are unfairly attacking BJJ, I get riled up and dive in. On the other hand, when you post something I find to be true, even if it is against BJJ, I try to support it. It definitely isnt personal, although there have been times Ive wanted to reach through the computer and sweep you from the xguard. ;)
does this method also kill bacteria that cause staph and other fungus
type ailments. I just recently got Impetigo. I seem to get this all the
time, and I am not sure if it is my GI or from someone I roll with, this is
like my 2nd time getting it since the beginning of summer. Although
this recent one, I am pretty sure I got it from someone with a nasty
smelling GI. I knew that fool was suspect. :(
Chalupa: i also use bleach on my white gi whenever it gets pretty dirty. i even let is soak overnight in bleach with soap once in a while. it hasn't weakened the gi at all. it's so white that guys actually ask if i ever roll in it. LOL
the trick is to wash your gi all the time before it's starts getting brownish. once it's brown i don't think any kind of washing/bleaching will ever get it white again.