Frequently Asked Questions
What is Clear Gear
Clear Gear Sports Spray is a disinfecting spray that protects today’s athletes by eliminating infectious and odor causing bacteria. It works on all types of exercise and protective sports equipment. Clear Gear is also a virucide and fungicide specifically formulated for easy application. Just spray and let dry.
How did the concept of Clear Gear come about?
One of the owners of the company contracted a dangerous Strep infection from his ice hockey equipment. The bacteria entered his body through a small abrasion on his elbow. After a lengthy hospital stay, he and his partners began researching how to protect athletes from these dangerous bacteria. Armed with a scary firsthand experience on the need for such a product, the Clear Gear team worked with scientists and chemists to quickly develop what has become Clear Gear Sports Spray.
What does Clear Gear kill exactly?
As a disinfectant, Clear Gear kills: Staphylococcus aureus (Staph), MRSA, CA-MRSA, Streptococcus pyogenes (Strep) ( a cause of Scarlet Fever), Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1, Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2, Human Coronavirus, Influenza Virus Type A,/ Brazil Influenza, Influenza Type A Hong Kong Influenza, Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), SARS Associated Coronavirus and Vaccinia (Pox Virus). We are in the business of killing bugs…they just happen to be very small bugs. For a complete kill list please explore the Science page on our website.
How does Clear Gear Work?
The active ingredients in Clear Gear are known as Quaternary Ammonium Compounds. They begin working immediately on contact with your sports gear. They kill by entering a bacteria’s cell and disrupting the inner membrane of the bacteria causing leakage of intercellular material. This result leads to the inability of the cell to function causing death.
Is Clear Gear safe for my Athlete?
The active compounds in Clear Gear Sports Spray have been safely used for over 80 years. The formula has been designed specifically to keep your athlete healthy, safe and in the game. Clear Gear Sports Spray is approved by the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA has approved Clear Gear as a one step hospital grade disinfectant and cleaner that is effective against a broad spectrum of bacteria, is virucidal, fungicidal and inhibits the growth of mold and mildew when used as directed.
How do I apply Clear Gear Sports Spray?
DISINFECTION/*VIRUCIDAL/FUNGICIDAL/MOLD & MILDEW CONTROL: Spray 6-8 inches from surface, until surfaces are thoroughly wet. Do not breathe spray. Treated surfaces must remain wet for 10 minutes. For Influenza Virus Type A and Human Coronavirus, treated surfaces must remain wet for 1 minute. Wipe dry with a clean cloth, sponge, or mop or allow to air dry.
FOR FUNGICIDAL ACTIVITy: this product is an effective one-step fungicide against Trichophyton mentagrophytes when used on surfaces in areas such as locker rooms, dressing rooms, shower and bath areas and exercise facilities.
FOR MOLD AND MILDEW: Repeat treatment every 7 days or more often if new growth appears.
TO CLEAN AND DEODORIZE: Apply undiluted to surfaces with a cloth, mop, sponge or sprayer. Wipe or allow to air dry.
This product is not for use on medical device surfaces.
Who needs Clear Gear?
The statistics on athletes passing infections such as MRSA, Staph and Strep are staggering. It is all too common now to hear about wrestlers passing ringworm and impetigo to each other, entire football teams coming down with the flu, cases of Staph infection and MRSA causing missed playing time, sickness and in rare cases death. Clear Gear was developed with a simple goal in mind; to help prevent the spread of infectious disease and odor causing bacteria in the sports world. With constant media reports on sports infections, the need for Clear Gear is obvious. Parents, athletes, schools and sports organizations need to make combating these dangerous viruses and bacteria a high priority.
What types of equipment does Clear Gear work on?
Clear Gear Sports Spray works on all types of sports and exercise equipment and personal protective safety equipment such as: athletic helmets, gloves, wrestling headgear, wrestling mats, goggles, face shields, training tables, boxing headgear and more.
How Frequently Should I Treat My Gear with Clear Gear
Clear Gear Sports Spray should be used on equipment, pads, helmets, and mats following each and every use. Clear Gear is non-corrosive, and will not deteriorate the materials in equipment with regular use.
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