Australian Members - Part II - if you read the first post, you'll get what this is all about. - Page 198
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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