Menswear: Help - stains and washing disasters


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jacko198
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422 posts since 23/10/09

posted 29 Jul 2019 16:56, edited 29 Jul 2019 16:56
Can you use those dylon pods for anything other than solid coloured garms? What would happen to screen dye or coloured embroidery?
illwill
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4057 posts since 17/5/04

29 Jul 2019 17:18
Only adhears to absorbant fibres. If the embroidery is nylon or similar then you'll be fine.
1234589
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911 posts since 1/6/10

5 Jan 2020 12:10
Washing machine broke a few weeks ago mid-wash, everything in at the time now has that funky mildew smell from being left damp for too long.

Tried washing them since with white vinegar and soaking with soda crystals but neither has got rid of the smell once they dry. Any other suggestions or is the smell here to stay?
swede
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9064 posts since 21/3/09

5 Jan 2020 14:30
hot wash required surely. 60 degrees. kill the bacteria
m15try
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1237 posts since 18/8/09

5 Jan 2020 15:28
90 degree wash with bleach in the drawer. Extra rinse cycle
Ulster_Blue
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5386 posts since 16/7/06

5 Jan 2020 15:45
olive oil on a marl grey jumper. anything i can do?
Superprecise
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2164 posts since 16/7/11

5 Jan 2020 16:17
Ulster_Blue wrote: olive oil on a marl grey jumper. anything i can do?

I can't guarantee it in your case of course but i've found this product to be exceptional for lifting oil from clothes:

https://www.lakeland.co.uk/24040/K2R-Dry-Clean-Stain-Remover-Spray-100ml
blackham
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1816 posts since 17/7/13

5 Jan 2020 16:21
any recommendations for products that can 'whiten whites' - have tried soaking in bleach, but hasn't really worked. Old t shirts from a shit shared house washing machine have started to dull in colour.
Bails78
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690 posts since 6/1/08

5 Jan 2020 16:58
blackham wrote: any recommendations for products that can 'whiten whites' - have tried soaking in bleach, but hasn't really worked. Old t shirts from a shit shared house washing machine have started to dull in colour.

Try putting a cup of Baking Soda in the drum on a 40° wash or above.
YLAup
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5478 posts since 5/9/11

5 Jan 2020 17:20
Ulster_Blue wrote: olive oil on a marl grey jumper. anything i can do?

Cover immediate area in talc (as long as garment is completely dry) for about 20 mins, then brush off with the sleeve. Should have completely absorbed the excess oil
TCB
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4495 posts since 5/7/11

5 Jan 2020 19:32
Ulster_Blue wrote: olive oil on a marl grey jumper. anything i can do?

Drop of washing up liquid on the oil mark and just rinse that spot through with luke-warm water. This worked a treat on my Norse hoody which got splashed a bit of chilli oil on it's first wear.
1234589
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911 posts since 1/6/10

9 Jan 2020 14:20
swede wrote: hot wash required surely. 60 degrees. kill the bacteria

Cheers this did the trick! Couple of black t shirts are now pretty faded though despite using woolite Cry
MLI
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5173 posts since 6/10/09

17 Jun 2020 09:52
Washed my Readypack ALICE pack in the machine coz it was getting kinda gross. Anyway there are some scuff marks now a part of the pack. It's black nylon ripstop. The marks are like whitish where it rubbed during the cycle. I don't really mind since it's a utility pack but if there's any easy way to return the scuffed areas to black then I'd appreciate it. Thanks
illwill
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4057 posts since 17/5/04

21 Jun 2020 11:46
Had two 400 quid black suede shearlings in a box ready to go back. Rain got in through an open Velux and the box is sodden.

Large patches of each jacket are wet.

Am I turbofucked?