Follow-up on Tie Cleaning

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by KevinR, Mar 23, 2005.

  1. KevinR

    KevinR Well-Known Member

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    Dec 9, 2004
    Dearborn, MI
    Looks I had some success here.

    What happened was that I got a bit of salad oil on a tie. Not alot, but enough to make a slightly noticable mark. I didn't want go to the dry cleaners with it. Reading this forum and AA has scared my off.

    I took Andy's advice on the baby powder. I made a paste and smeared it over the mark. After it dryed, I brushed it off and used a baby wipe to clean the area ( If you don't have kids or haven't tried these, you'd be amazed at how many things these clean off). I took a blow dryer and on low dryed it. You could leave it to air dry, but I was anxious to see. There doesn't seem to be anymore mark, so I am quite pleased. Granted it probably wasn't the best tie made, but I really like it.

    So thanks everyone for the advice


  2. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    Nov 7, 2003
    Heart of America
    Yes, they are amazing. Congrats on the tie. I did take a tie to the dry cleaners that I'm picking up today, a Zegna no less. (hearing screams now) I've used this cleaner before with acceptable results and I only paid a buck for the tie. If it doesn't work out, I'll live.

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