Cuff cleaning question

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  1. hopkins_student

    hopkins_student Senior member

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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?

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    Bletch thyem
     
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    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.
     
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    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).
     
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    If you put this shirt in the dryer the stains might be set, which would call for bleach.
     
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    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.
     
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    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) [​IMG] 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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