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Cuff cleaning question

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The edges of the cuffs on a white, pique French cuff shirt that I have, close to the bottom (near the links) developed a black discoloration after the last time I wore the shirt. I assume the discoloration is from oils on my hands when tugging on the cuffs to extend the sleeves; because the sleeves are slightly short, I tug frequently so that they are at their maximum length. I have washed it twice now (cold water, no fabric softener), but the discolorations do not seem to be fading. Any advice on how to wash this? I am sure OxiClean would work, is that acceptable to use? Thanks.
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The edges of the cuffs on a white, pique French cuff shirt that I have, close to the bottom (near the links) developed a black discoloration after the last time I wore the shirt.  I assume the discoloration is from oils on my hands when tugging on the cuffs to extend the sleeves; because the sleeves are slightly short, I tug frequently so that they are at their maximum length.  I have washed it twice now (cold water, no fabric softener), but the discolorations do not seem to be fading.  Any advice on how to wash this?  I am sure OxiClean would work, is that acceptable to use? Thanks.
Bletch thyem
post #3 of 9
Use a stain stick around collars and cuffs (inside and out) after each wearing. This can be found in the laundry section of your market.
post #4 of 9
Probably could do an abbreviated version of this: Versaceman's stain removal guide
post #5 of 9
Shout stain remover on the collar and cuffs takes care of the stains very well (I use it as part of my shirt laundry routine).
post #6 of 9
If you put this shirt in the dryer the stains might be set, which would call for bleach.
post #7 of 9
I suggest taking the shirt to a laundry. A good laundry will remove the stains, wash the shirt carefully, and press it to perfection -- all for just two or three dollars.
post #8 of 9
I second the shout stain remover. I use it on all my shirt's collars and cuffs before I wash them. Better safe than sorry.
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(hopkins_student @ 13 Nov. 2004, 11:12) The edges of the cuffs on a white, pique French cuff shirt that I have, close to the bottom (near the links) developed a black discoloration after the last time I wore the shirt. I assume the discoloration is from oils on my hands when tugging on the cuffs to extend the sleeves; because the sleeves are slightly short, I tug frequently so that they are at their maximum length. I have washed it twice now (cold water, no fabric softener), but the discolorations do not seem to be fading. Any advice on how to wash this? I am sure OxiClean would work, is that acceptable to use? Thanks.
Bletch thyem
It's nice to see Ernest's English is improving. (HAHAHAHAHA) Jon. Sorry, I don't mean to be rude, I of all people will admit that my French is less than pardonable, I just found it humorous because if you say what he wrote out loud, it will sound like something from the mouth of Inspector Clouseau.
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