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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

I've tried to remove an ink stain. Tried Sard and scrubbing, Vanish even tried Eucalyptus oil all to no avail. Any suguestions?

hairspray?

post #2957 of 3546
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Originally Posted by sliq View Post

hairspray?

What I just read was that it was the alcohol content in hairspray that removed the stain and that worked best on polyester. There are a number of gins in the cupboard so I'll try the Bombay Saphire.
post #2958 of 3546
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I've tried to remove an ink stain. Tried Sard and scrubbing, Vanish even tried Eucalyptus oil all to no avail. Any suguestions?
what is the item of clothing? What is the material? Is it ink or biro? Where is it? ( Don't tell me Canberra - I mean on the garment)
post #2959 of 3546
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

fxh will tell you how to make water more watery soon enough.
Oh dear
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

what is the item of clothing? What is the material? Is it ink or biro? Where is it? ( Don't tell me Canberra - I mean on the garment)

It's cotton below the elbow and its from a Uni-ball eye rollerball. The gin could be a good idea because if it doesn't work I'll just drink the gin.
post #2961 of 3546
I'm guessing its a shirt?

Alcohol is ok but either use "rubbing alcohol" or vodka - cheap generic vodka is what the theatre dressing people usually use - to clean clothes. If you are going to mix it with coke, OJ or whatever, why get anything other than the cheapest

You may have already set it too much by your efforts.

You can try nail polish remover = acetone available in 1 litre containers for 2% of the cost at Bunnings - also good for stripping shoe colour back. And getting porcelain ducks that have been stuck with supa glue to your finger - off. (Long story)

Dry Cleaning fluid is always good to have on hand - same thing as "White Spirits" at Bunnings = cheap and might work. Dab it on with a cotton bud. Or pour a bit on. You can use plenty.

I'm told soaking in milk works well for biro etc but I have never tried it. Probably can't do any harm - but you may well have set the stain.

In my and others extensive experience over hundreds of garments is that the first thing you should use on most cleaning jobs on clothes is Baby Wipes - doesn't matter which brand the cheapest work as well as the most expensive.
post #2962 of 3546
Decided to dink a couple of Bundy old vat special reserve instead save the gin for warmer weather.

Not a shirt one of Mrs GF Remo stripey tops she is contemplating the next move.

Anyone see tonight's Clark&Dawe best satire I've seen in years totally demolished the Medici Prince.
post #2963 of 3546

Hey all,
I just received a pair of plain black captoes from Meermin Mallorca this morning, and the last doesn't suit me because I have weird feet. I'm looking to get rid of them urgently as I kind of don't want to pay for the shipping to send them back to get an exchange, but will do so if noone expresses any interest by Monday. If anyone is interested though extra details are:

- Brand: Meermin Mallorca
- Design: Plain Captoes

- Colour & Leather: Black Calf

- Model No.: 101198 (https://meermin.es/articulo.php?idArt=2033
- Welt: Goodyear Welted 
- Size: 8UK/9US/42EU

- Condition: Brand New with Box (got them midday today)

- Additional Info:
   - Includes Meermin Mallorca shoe trees & dust bag

   - Price paid incl. shoes, shoe trees and shipping: $360

   - Willing to let them go for $310 (which includes the shipping cost within Australia)

 

So if anyone is interested throw me a PM.

 

Thanks.

post #2964 of 3546
I know this question's been asked before, but what truly is the best way to remove stains from ties please?

Much thanks.
post #2965 of 3546
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Originally Posted by ryanohare View Post

I know this question's been asked before, but what truly is the best way to remove stains from ties please?

Much thanks.

rubbing alcohol (isocol) for me in a dabbing motion followed by hair dryer on cool
post #2966 of 3546
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Originally Posted by ryanohare View Post

I know this question's been asked before, but what truly is the best way to remove stains from ties please?

Much thanks.

 

Whatever you do, don't dry-clean the tie.

 

I've had success with using a little bit of liquid soap, rubbed between wet fingers and then applied sparingly to the stain. Then, use a damp cloth to dab gently at the tie to dampen the silk and to remove the soap/water mix (and hopefully also remove the stain). You might need to do it a couple of times for it to work properly. 

post #2967 of 3546
My understanding is that its not the actual dry cleaning that should be avoided with ties its the ironing them flat afterwards that ruins them.
A friend has good success with silk - soaking it briefly in soapy (wool wash) tepid water, swishing whole tie gently in bath then rinsing out by gently swishing in clean tepid water then drying on towel flat like you do a wool jumper.
I haven't tried it on a decent thick tie - I'll make a note to try it soon ish.
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Can anyone recommend a shoe shiner in Melbourne - I have a couple of pairs of beaten shoes in various leathers (shell, pebble grain) that I'd like to hand over and have them put in the time and effort.

post #2969 of 3546
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Originally Posted by aussiejake View Post

Can anyone recommend a shoe shiner in Melbourne - I have a couple of pairs of beaten shoes in various leathers (shell, pebble grain) that I'd like to hand over and have them put in the time and effort.
There's a guy called Gerry Nelson who's quite good.
post #2970 of 3546
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

There's a guy called Gerry Nelson who's quite good.

What position does he play?

The festival of the boot is looking good this year.

Edit. WellI guess it depends on which side of the fence your on and as someone whose mantra is ''there's all ways next year.' As their team didn't even make the eight. Bring back Roy and HG.
Edited by Geoffrey Firmin - 9/24/16 at 4:48pm
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