Menswear: Iron leaving brown marks on white tees?


tom6195
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61 posts since 17/1/15

6 Jun 2019 11:52
Hi guys my brand new iron keeps leaving brownish marks on two of my penfield white tees. Does anyone know why this might be and how I can prevent it from happening? Thanks
sodomgomorra
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1325 posts since 24/3/14

6 Jun 2019 11:55
Does it smell like burning?
LFC
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3543 posts since 14/6/11

posted 6 Jun 2019 11:59, edited 6 Jun 2019 11:59
It’s the build up of dirt inside the iron from using tap water and it leaving scale when finished using.

I use demineralised water in my iron now since I had the same problem and I can now leave it for a few days with water still in and it never has or will have shit coming out of it again when put back on to use.

I work on a chemical plant with a demin water plant so it’s easy for me to get, other than that bottled drinking water is the next best thing.

Edit: just seen it’s a brand new iron??
MattC
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631 posts since 20/3/12

6 Jun 2019 12:27
You know you’re a fashionista when you use Evian in your iron
MrW
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2469 posts since 1/8/11

6 Jun 2019 12:31
sodomgomorra wrote: Does it smell like burning?
Laughing out loud
tom
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2117 posts since 9/10/04

6 Jun 2019 12:57
You can buy deionised water at most supermarkets
swede
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7718 posts since 21/3/09

6 Jun 2019 13:42
sodomgomorra wrote: Does it smell like burning?

Laughing out loud

also have you actually put any water in it?
generic_guy
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9169 posts since 16/9/02

6 Jun 2019 15:53
tom wrote: You can buy deionised water at most supermarkets
Any car place will have it too for batteries.
Burt
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5320 posts since 3/1/10

6 Jun 2019 16:34
sodomgomorra wrote: Does it smell like burning?
Laughing out loud
bertoni
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945 posts since 29/9/11

6 Jun 2019 16:58
What's an iron?
MLI
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4172 posts since 6/10/09

7 Jun 2019 22:38
I had this shitty french Tefal iron that would always do it. I bought a panasonic a few years back with "calc cut" or some shit and it never happens now, I only use tap water.
EssexBoyII
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6318 posts since 5/6/07

8 Jun 2019 10:08
I’ve had brand new ones do it after a couple of weeks with no standing water left it. Also had an anti calc thing. Did fuck all. I just use a spray bottle now
Dee
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11038 posts since 22/11/07

8 Jun 2019 10:39
buy a jml gold