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Dill sauce on tie

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Help! I attended a function in a crowded bar and got the better part of a teaspoonfull of dill sauce for calamari (fried squid?) on my tie, right at mid-torso height.

How do I clean it out? Dab with a wet napkin?
post #2 of 14
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Originally Posted by josepidal
Help! I attended a function in a crowded bar and got the better part of a teaspoonfull of dill sauce for calamari (fried squid?) on my tie, right at mid-torso height.

How do I clean it out? Dab with a wet napkin?


No. If you are in NYC now, take the tie to a dry cleaner that uses Tie Crafters (maurice garment care is one) or go directly to Tie Crafters, I think they are on 23rd St.
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post #4 of 14
Thread Starter 
I'm in Boston actually.

Sigh. How would they clean it out? (No, I am not trying to do this at home, just asking.)
post #5 of 14
Tie Crafters normalyl have a four tie min. They are great, though.
post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by josepidal
Help! I attended a function in a crowded bar and got the better part of a teaspoonfull of dill sauce for calamari (fried squid?) on my tie, right at mid-torso height.

Some ties fade away over the years. Others just die suddenly. I suspect yours may fall into the latter camp though from what I hear on this board, Tie Crafters have been known to perform the occasional Lazarus-esque act.
post #7 of 14
Thread Starter 
Actually, I dabbed at the stain with a wet napkin when the sauce first fell, and when I woke up, the tie I left on my desk didn't have a stain anymore. Hmmmm.
post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by josepidal
Actually, I dabbed at the stain with a wet napkin when the sauce first fell, and when I woke up...

Did you pass out from the shock of staining your tie or was it the exhaustion from the heavy dabbing?
post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by EL72
Did you pass out from the shock of staining your tie or was it the exhaustion from the heavy dabbing?

thats precious!
post #10 of 14
You are lucky. Most cleaners say not to touch the spot with water, it may set.

I use baby powder for stains like that. Apply a good amount on the spot, leave it a couple hours, brush off. The powder absorbs the oily part of the stain. leaves no marks or rings. Works 80% of the time. There is a product I believe named Goddards tha you can get at walgreens that is about the same as Johnsons Baby Powder, with maybe some secret ingredient. Clients have used it, I haven't. They say it works well.
post #11 of 14
Agree with Despos. I was told to use baby powder by a relative who worked for Norman Norell. She called it a 'trade secret.' You have to be quick, though. If so, the stain often lifts right out.
post #12 of 14
Who serves dill sauce with calamari? Where I come from, calamari is served with marinara.

Anyway, throw the tie in the garbage and move on.
post #13 of 14
Try the Aoli
post #14 of 14
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Despos
You are lucky. Most cleaners say not to touch the spot with water, it may set.
Thanks, Chris. THIS is why I ask.
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