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Anyone have stinky bike gloves?

Old 04-14-08, 11:04 AM
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Anyone have stinky bike gloves?

I found a good way to un-stink them. Microwave for a minute, and it kills the bacteria. Consequently the smell also goes away.
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Old 04-14-08, 11:05 AM
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I also wash mine. I know it sounds crazy but it helps as well.

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Originally Posted by derath View Post
I also wash mine. I know it sounds crazy but it helps as well.

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Washing gloves?...now that's just crazy talk .
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Or just go without gloves...
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Old 04-14-08, 11:18 AM
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I found out mine had been bathing in brake fluid in my trunk for God knows how long.
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You can de-stink all your clothes in the microwave. Just don't mix whites with colors.

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Old 04-14-08, 11:21 AM
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is that how you wash your cat as well?
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Ya - I was going to put mine in the wash, but figured I'd be labeled "crazy". I may try the microwave method. It would seem faster, and maybe I'll be labeled "ludicrously resourceful".
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Mine have been in the washing machine about 100 times. No problems. This isn't rocket science.
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
is that how you wash your cat as well?
No, but it's highly recommended as a way to de-stink your cat box.
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Good tip! I wonder if it would also work with my son's goalie gloves. Definately worth a try.
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Originally Posted by derath View Post
I also wash mine. I know it sounds crazy but it helps as well.

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Insane isn't it? I wash mine after every other ride.
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is that how you wash your cat as well?
I just toss my cat into the washing machine with the gloves, then a tumble in the dryer and he's good as new.
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Originally Posted by Green-Moo View Post
Good tip! I wonder if it would also work with my son's goalie gloves. Definately worth a try.
Nothing on God's green Earth will de-stink hockey equipment.
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I decided to wash my gloves in the bathroom sink. I couldn't believe how black the turned in just a few seconds. After they dried they felt like new. Now I just through them in the washer ever couple of weeks.
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Originally Posted by damocles1 View Post
Or just go without gloves...
Wouldn't you know one of the few times I did that I had low speed dump. It wasn't until I got home I was able to pull the remaining gravel out from under my skin.
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Originally Posted by foomonkey View Post
I decided to wash my gloves in the bathroom sink. I couldn't believe how black the turned in just a few seconds. After they dried they felt like new. Now I just through them in the washer ever couple of weeks.

Were they black gloves??
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Originally Posted by Second Mouse View Post
Nothing on God's green Earth will de-stink hockey equipment.
True, sadly.
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This always works, hydrogen peroxide or those denture cleaning tablets.
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Stinky gloves? - don't know - I've never smelled them
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Microwaving might not be such a good idea for gel gloves?

I would think such high temps would affect the gel, possibly making it hard as a rock once it cools. Just a thought, I really have no idea what would happen.
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Seriously, why don't you just wash them?
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Stinky gloves? - don't know - I've never smelled them
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i heard that slow cooking in a stove works better
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What a great tip. I tried it yesterday evening and it worked great. I microwaved my gloves and helmet pads as well. I also gave them a light misting of Febreeze afterwards to add to the freshness.

For all of those thinking the obvious answer is to just wash them... when is the last time you were able to wash your gloves and have them dry and ready for use in 1 minute?
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