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Any major differences between dry cleaners?

Cas Ruffin

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I spilled orange juice on my white jeans and a white polo with a purple collar. I tried to wash it off in the sink with cold water and I just ended up getting purple dye on the polo and the jeans (I tried washing it together, I don't know why.) I tried going to one dry cleaner and they said they won't even touch it. And then I tried another and they got the stains out (the dye and the orange juice) no problem. So my question is, are there any major differences between dry cleaners or is their a minimum standard practice?
 

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Were you really wearing a white polo with white jeans?

Were you playing in a cricket match?
 

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Yeah it was a white polo, with this multi color strip on the chest with a purple collar, and it's bad ass as an outfit. But I spilled orange juice on it, right before a party.
 

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Your story answered your question nicely. Another answer is yes, depending on what cleaning fluids and processes the cleaner uses. Cleaning equipment is very specialized and expensive today. Many cleaners do not upgrade due to these high costs. Another difference is in the people doing the work. How knowledgeable they are to what works with what stains and how hard they will work at doing it right. I still haven't seen a cleaners who can press a jacket well. Some are ok but not the best.
 

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Originally Posted by Despos
Your story answered your question nicely. Another answer is yes, depending on what cleaning fluids and processes the cleaner uses. Cleaning equipment is very specialized and expensive today. Many cleaners do not upgrade due to these high costs. Another difference is in the people doing the work. How knowledgeable they are to what works with what stains and how hard they will work at doing it right. I still haven't seen a cleaners who can press a jacket well. Some are ok but not the best.

What Despos says. Get to know your new, competent dry cleaner.
 

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