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bleach the a shirt white?

jinx

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i have this cheep dress shirt and it has the ugly yellowish lines across it, is there anyway i can bleach or stain the whole thing white?

Thanks
 

javyn

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yes go for it. a guy i knew bleached his carpet by kicking a bottle of clorox sitting in the living room.
 

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Be careful with bleach. It destroys fabrics. You might want to try other "bleaching" agents first, like oxiclean. It is supposedly less caustic.
 

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oxiclean is great for stains, but i think he is trying to change the actual color of his shirt.
 

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When I saw the thread title, I assumed he was trying to bleach the pit-stains out of a wifebeater.
 

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Originally Posted by javyn
oxiclean is great for stains, but i think he is trying to change the actual color of his shirt.
Yeah, I misread, though it's a bit unclear. Enough bleach to completely turn something white usually leaves the end garment extremely brittle. I don't recommend it, but if you don't care, go ahead.
 

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Originally Posted by Goblin
When I saw the thread title, I assumed he was trying to bleach the pit-stains out of a wifebeater.
I thought the same thing...I got so excited. It was gonna be like a huge gold mine for classist and offensive remarks...so disappointing
Oh, and as to the actual thing - if the shirt is cheap, go for it. Just make sure you apply it evenly so you don't KINDA bleach it but not totally.
 

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