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Best way to remove yellowing from collar?

Nataku

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I have some really nice shirts I bought from a thrift shop a while back, but I don't want to wear them because of the yellow stain around the collar. It isn't bad, so I figure there must be some way to remove it. Will Lestoil work? Any tricks/suggestions?

Any help would be appreciated!
 

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... Spray 'N' Wash? I used it to get rid of some makeup stains from Halloween on one of my shirts. Worked wonders. I wasn't the one wearing the makeup though. My friend Kadie didn't think before hugging me when she was in body makeup. -_-
 

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Try soaking them for a day or two in a bucket with water and Oxiclean, then wash and hang dry.
 

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Yes, to above, with a very high concentration of the stuff. Pretreating with something like Shout may help as well.

Works for me.
 

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Spray and wash and Shout are good for treating fresh stains, but they won't remove older ones. Use Versaceman's method here: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...ight=oxy+clean It's TRULY amazing -- I've yet to find a stain that this method won't remove, and it'll leave your colours looking bright and brand new, and your whites blindingly so.
 

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And don't put your shirts in the dryer -- that only helps residual stains to set in.
 

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Originally Posted by AlanC
Try soaking them for a day or two in a bucket with water and Oxiclean, then wash and hang dry.

Ditto. I've found that even with this method you'll never get all the yellow out. You need to scrub the cuffs and collars to prevent it in the first place.

I must say though the thought of wearing a shirt collar stained by anothers bodily fluids gives me the creeps.

MrR
 

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Versaceman - what about for delicate clothes who are not supposed to be washed in hot hot water. And by soaking it in vinegar and all the other combinations for hours, I suppose it might do some damage to the texture of the more delicate clothes, or will it? Do you have any suggestion if say, if stains got on silk clothes?
 

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Originally Posted by lurker
Versaceman - what about for delicate clothes who are not supposed to be washed in hot hot water. And by soaking it in vinegar and all the other combinations for hours, I suppose it might do some damage to the texture of the more delicate clothes, or will it? Do you have any suggestion if say, if stains got on silk clothes?

I don't know about silk, but I would not try it.

This method works best on cotton items.

I have also used it to treat small spots on wool sweaters. However, I did not soak the sweater in vinegar, I just locally applied the concentrated oxyclean solution to the spot and let it soak for a few mins, then rinsed it out.
 

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As a first line of defense, I would try pouring your liquid detergent on the affected areas and wash as normal. I had some shirts that started to develop yellowness on the collar, and a couple cycles of doing this took it right out.
 

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Originally Posted by lurker
Versaceman - what about for delicate clothes who are not supposed to be washed in hot hot water. And by soaking it in vinegar and all the other combinations for hours, I suppose it might do some damage to the texture of the more delicate clothes, or will it? Do you have any suggestion if say, if stains got on silk clothes?

I believe that there is a caution on the Oxyclean package that warns against use on silk.
 

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I would really like to recommend the Jos. A Bank Traveler's shirts for not getting any stains to begin with around the collar. I have been wearing 3 of these shirts a week for the last 2 months while traveling for work without any sign of discoloration.
 

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Instead of treating the stains after it happens, is there anything on the market that can pre-treat collars of different types of clothes to minimize the chance of sweat stains, etc?
 

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