MMA Used Kendo Armor? how do I clean this shit?

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  1. Hathegkla

    Hathegkla New Member

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    this is probably the wrong forum for this but I figured somebody in here has probably taken kendo at some point.

    So I just picked up some really old (smells like WWII) kendo helmets (man). they are canvas with metal face cage, raw hide (wtf?) stitched around the cage, leather and some fuzzy shit where your face and ears contact the man. these things smell like ass, almost the exact same smell you get from WWII army surplus.

    I'd machine wash em if it weren't for the leather and rawhide. I guess if I don't get any good suggustions I'll just lysol em and call it a day :dunno:

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  2. Maestro Nobones

    Maestro Nobones Great Job! - GLAD DADS CREW

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    damn I have no idea. that is crazy. garage sale?
     
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    CyberEye Oh god, the voices

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    steam cleaner?
     
  4. Hathegkla

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    close, its from an estate sale, I picked 2 of em up on ebay for 90.

    :eek3: thats actually a really good idea. like one of those carpet cleaners with a little bit of carpet shampoo would probably work really well. I gotta get these things in shape by saturday.
     
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    Lysol that asap!
     
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    yeah looks like the leather loops on it are rotting as well. I got a little work to do here. so I cut out the ear padding because 99% of kendo masks don't have any extra ear padding. this should make cleaning it a bit easier. I think I can dip it in a light bleach water solution up to where the face plate is and just try and keep the leather and chin/face padding dry, rinse the thing a bunch and dry it on a shoe rack in a dryer.

    meh....it beats buying new ones for $300 a pop.
     

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