Menswear: Help - stains and washing disasters

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Ulster_Blue avatar

5356 posts since 16/7/06

6 May 2014 09:06
Pink stains on clothes? Does rit colour remover work?
Crackajack avatar

7594 posts since 21/4/05

7 Oct 2014 17:36

Best way to remove denim bleed from a white cotton / oxford shirt?
joe151 avatar

6230 posts since 21/2/07

9 Oct 2014 09:22
found a rucksack in the loft but the nylon has gone hard/crinkly is there anyway to restore it
brodie avatar

6737 posts since 15/10/05

posted 9 Oct 2014 11:44, edited 9 Oct 2014 11:44
the zip has come off a Gyakusou running jacket i have. There doesnt appear to be any damage to the zip pull or the teeth. Any way to fix this?
beedub avatar

6810 posts since 7/3/07

12 Oct 2014 19:58
Seems like the best thread to ask in. Is this washable in any way? Even a cold hand wash?

diederik avatar

3239 posts since 16/8/11

12 Oct 2014 20:02
Dryclean only
beedub avatar

6810 posts since 7/3/07

12 Oct 2014 20:12
Thanks, thought that might be the case.
1234589 avatar

907 posts since 1/6/10

10 Nov 2014 11:09
Got drinks spilled all over my OL lab jacket on Friday, just got it back from the cleaners and it's still noticeably stained Cry

Lost cause, or should I try a different dry cleaners?
deecoults avatar

388 posts since 27/6/14

posted 14 Nov 2014 13:26, edited 14 Nov 2014 13:26
came down to find my washing machine on 90 degree not 40, mixed load, instantly stopped and drained it but seemed to be some bleed from some garments, anyone ever used the dr beckmann colour run remover with any degree of success?
Gooner1903 avatar

21 posts since 27/10/12

14 Nov 2014 13:38
Nike Air Max 1 OG's…barely worn and spilled red wine over the white. Best way to try and remove the stain?
Superprecise avatar

2164 posts since 16/7/11

12 Jan 2015 14:00
I have a black, oily mark from a dirty bike chain on an off-white pure wool jumper. There are loads of different methods online, so much so that I've no idea what route to go. Any suggestions?
swede avatar

8915 posts since 21/3/09

12 Jan 2015 14:01
dab carefully with white spirit
DuffMan avatar

14381 posts since 21/2/07

12 Jan 2015 14:25
Have used stain devils oil / grease removers with success before.

What do we reckon to giving knits that say handwash only a very gentle machine wash (30 degrees, wool cycle etc), terrible idea?
Superprecise avatar

2164 posts since 16/7/11

12 Jan 2015 14:38
I'm really reluctant to wash this thing because I don't want to change the fit and lose the scrunchy feel of the wool (it's an SNS Stark).
Essence avatar

3111 posts since 10/1/05

12 Jan 2015 19:00
Never had an issue washing my sns knits - hand wash setting.
scoots75 avatar

6 posts since 18/7/09

12 Jan 2015 20:02
Hi, wonder if anyone can help me with this one. I accidentally washed the outer-shell of my OL shield parka (concrete) not realising it was dry-clean only. Once dried it had white marks all over, took it the dry-cleaners but no joy in removing the marks. Is the jacket a write-off or is it possible to dye it black to cover the marks? Any suggestions would be most appreciated!
sam_y9 avatar

50 posts since 25/11/11

3 Jun 2015 20:58
Best way to wash this
Says 30 degree wash but don't trust so not sure whether to dry clean or hand wash?
Any suggestions appreciated…
biglforlife avatar

2099 posts since 23/9/06

6 Jun 2015 17:55
Any doubt then just dry clean it. I don't see the point in taking the risk.
Egan avatar

443 posts since 17/10/11

28 Jun 2015 16:43
Any tips on ink removal on a shirt?
nothingelseworked avatar

3551 posts since 21/2/10

12 Aug 2015 18:01
Best way to clean suede shoes?