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Old 07-12-2012, 05:55 PM   #1
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Just a thread for everyone to add any useful information with regard to how they care for or store any items of lifting gear, from the basic washing and drying to any other techniques used.


How to store bands for longevity
How to care for belts
How to wash powerlifting suits

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Basically, anything that you feel helpful to other members...lifting gear can also relate to chains and the avoidance of sweat etc due to rust and such; if it helps members to make their purchases last longer with the added comfort of knowing the item will perform at its best and not just give, it all helps.


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Old 07-12-2012, 07:07 PM   #2
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Use it, it wont get rusty
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:15 PM   #3
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I was my shirts and suits when they smell pretty bad. Just use cold water and air dry.

I just leave my bands and chains laying around lol
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:46 PM   #4
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I use Titan Powerwash. You just soak the shirt/suit in a sink of luke warm water & one capfull of Powerwash for about 3-5 minutes. Then ring out and hand dry. No rinse or dryer.
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take things out of your gym bag. Dont leave moist things in contained areas.
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I attempt to get my shirts and suits as smelly as possible in an attempt to distract the judges while I'm lifting. Rusty chains attach to back of your vehicle, pull down dirt road=instant sand blast, repaint with metal spray paint.
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