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Goaltending Equipment: Cleaning, Maintenance & Repair

July 22nd, 2013 Seth Comments off

Having a solid routine is key for extending the life of your goalie gear and ensures you’re safely protected throughout the game.

Increase Your Gear's Longevity

GoalieĀ Chest Protectors and pants should be hand washed with a mild detergent using cold water. Do not submerge any item underwater, because the gear will not be able to dry properly allowing bacteria and mildew to form in the moist areas. Instead, lightly scrub the items using a sponge, rinsing thoroughly to ensure all of the detergent is rinsed out. Washing machines are not recommended because this can cause premature separation of materials and protective foams reducing protection and life expectancy. Waterproofing treatments such as Scotchguard can be used on your chest protector and goalie pants to help repel moisture and helps keep gear cleaner longer. When using waterproofing spray, make sure you test a small area and make sure you are not allergic to the chemical spray. Read more…

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