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On 8/14/2018 at 2:26 PM, jeff da goalie said:

Ah, yeah.  I remember that stuff.  I used it for a while.  The stuff I use is great for keeping stink out but doesn't do much for keeping the gloves soft.

You really don't think so?  I find quite the opposite myself.  My gear always feel nice and soft after being sprayed with this stuff.  Although, everything that I am wearing right now has been sprayed with this stuff since day one.  That may help, I don't know.

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On 9/30/2018 at 4:45 PM, SaveByRichter35 said:

You really don't think so?  I find quite the opposite myself.  My gear always feel nice and soft after being sprayed with this stuff.  Although, everything that I am wearing right now has been sprayed with this stuff since day one.  That may help, I don't know.

Sorry, I meant the stuff I currently use, not the Fresh Destink stuff.  I used that for a while but stopped, too hard to get.  I ordered some and will mix it with my stuff and see how it works.  I use stuff sold to hunters to remove human scent.  It works phenomenally on stink but doesn't keep the materials soft.

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I just put the order in on a Rocket Sport Stall dryer, I am hoping for the great de-stink of 2018 to start very soon.

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On 10/5/2018 at 11:19 AM, jeff da goalie said:

Sorry, I meant the stuff I currently use, not the Fresh Destink stuff.  I used that for a while but stopped, too hard to get.  I ordered some and will mix it with my stuff and see how it works.  I use stuff sold to hunters to remove human scent.  It works phenomenally on stink but doesn't keep the materials soft.

What about it is too hard to get?  I just email Andy when I am almost out of my supply and he sends me more.  Do you want his email?

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18 hours ago, SaveByRichter35 said:

What about it is too hard to get?  I just email Andy when I am almost out of my supply and he sends me more.  Do you want his email?

really the shipping expense from Canada.  It's almost as much as the cost of the spray itself.  I'm just cheap.  

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18 minutes ago, jeff da goalie said:

really the shipping expense from Canada.  It's almost as much as the cost of the spray itself.  I'm just cheap.  

Haha ok no worries.

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Does anyone have experience with ozone generators?  Just curious about long term impacts or anything like that.

There is a guy in our city that drives around to the various rinks and will ozone gear for 10 bucks for the first trial.   I took a set of used gloves that I was scared to oxyclean, a used chest protector and a set of pants.  They came out smelling good.

He also does a monthly subscription or will drive to your house on weekends and defunk for $40

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20 minutes ago, MangoRhinehart said:

Does anyone have experience with ozone generators?  Just curious about long term impacts or anything like that.

There is a guy in our city that drives around to the various rinks and will ozone gear for 10 bucks for the first trial.   I took a set of used gloves that I was scared to oxyclean, a used chest protector and a set of pants.  They came out smelling good.

He also does a monthly subscription or will drive to your house on weekends and defunk for $40

they work.  I use a small one near my gear in the basement and it definitely helps.  And the big ones are great for de-stinking.

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5 hours ago, MangoRhinehart said:

Does anyone have experience with ozone generators?  Just curious about long term impacts or anything like that.

There is a guy in our city that drives around to the various rinks and will ozone gear for 10 bucks for the first trial.   I took a set of used gloves that I was scared to oxyclean, a used chest protector and a set of pants.  They came out smelling good.

He also does a monthly subscription or will drive to your house on weekends and defunk for $40

Ozone generators can be dangerous. You want to make sure you can ventilate the area out after you're done very thoroughly. Ideally you'd use it outside 

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41 minutes ago, goalieThreeOne said:

Ozone generators can be dangerous. You want to make sure you can ventilate the area out after you're done very thoroughly. Ideally you'd use it outside 

I think the SaniSport ones are well ventilated.  I've seen them used in a store and I react badly to ozone (I have asthma) and can walk near it without ill effect.  The small one I use in my basement, I'll start it right before bed, it goes for three hours, and then just dissipates over the next number of hours before anyone goes down.  That one is pretty small though.

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Washed my 12 year old's gear in the washer with the Hex branded gear wash and treatment.

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Stuff works great. I washed all his player gear (shin pads too) and it came out fine. 

Major plus was that he didn't smell like a cadaver covered in dog poo as usual after practice last night.

I wash my goalie chest and pants with it too. Just have to make sure to do it before a nice day to leave them in the driveway to dry out the following day.

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Made the ol' goalie gear soup today. 

First time fiancée saw the concoction. She was really not amused. 😂

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Washed all of my gear yesterday and everything came out great. I’d say the palms of the gloves still have that residual musk but it’s massive improvement. The rest of my gear is completely funk free (for now). Filled a large Rubbermaid bin with very warm water (not too hot so glues and decals come off but some heat is best). Two scoops Oxyclean and agitate until it dissolves. Toss the gear in and let it soak for 20 mins or so. Rinsed off in utility sink and laid on a few towels to dry.

Couple notes, for bigger items (CA, Pants) you will likely need to put some weight on top so it fully submerges. Otherwise maybe you can just flip it at some point. I put a 35lb barbell plate in a garbage bag and laid it on top and it worked great.

Also, make sure you remove your blocker board and any removable foams if you can. No need to wash that stuff and probably not the best to submerge in water.

When you lay out to dry you can also setup a fan to speed it up. That worked well for me too.

The blackish slime water that you end up dumping out each time is pretty satisfying too. Pretty simple but very effective. I waited 8 months which is way too long. I’ll probably repeat every 3 or 4 months from now on. Everything was dry under 48 hrs later.

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I had my gear ozone cleaned and since the guy comes with a truck, also couch cushions and dog beds.  

Very happy with the results and so is my wife.  Definitely seemed to work better than the ole oxyclean bath, in my opinion. 

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Gear hygiene super important... but I'm also cheap. heh heh. I've tried sanisport and captodour and they were great but cost per bottle was too much. When I was selling one of my sets a guy told me about dettol and water solution and I use about a 1:9 part mix of dettol to water and it works great. One bottle of dettol is under $10 and that lasted me almost a year. The only drawback is that it smells like a hospital around you for a bit, but that's also not bad because your teammates will hate the smell and sit further away so you have more space to put on gear. 😆

For deep cleaning I use front load washer and for areas that are sweat-stained or extra gross I put oxi-clean gel on it (in addition to putting oxiclean powder in the load).

Voila. 

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Thinking about the Bernie story from GSBB  😅

I wash all my under gear stuff and sweater regularly. I've taken my mask in the shower before and just a tip if you don't want your skates to smell like death wear socks. 

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