Nah, a day or two in the freezer definitely works. Extended low temperatures can kill a lot of smell causing bacteria.Ever tried it on nasty sailing gear? I don't know about salt water, but fresh water gear gets funky. I have Mirazyme enzyme cleaner that helps, but sometimes it isn't enough on its own. A good Mirazyme treatment, followed by some time in the freezer has saved a few gloves that were otherwise destined for the trash.
7/14/14 at 9:13am