Ironing wounds on shirt collar

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  1. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    I ran across a nice Borrelli shirt at a thrift shop in very good condition except for a shiny spot from ironing at the point of the collar. It's a blue end-on-end broadcloth. I actually considered getting it just for the buttons (at $6, those are some amazing buttons) but I decided it would be wrong to hack them off and leave the shirt buttonless. But if I can fix the collar problem (or if someone wants it regardless) I might go back and get it.

    Any hope of fixing this?
     
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    Not a joke:

    Squeeze a lemon into a shallow dish. Let evaporate. Rub the remaining salts-of-lemon on the shiny spot with your fingertip. Leave overnight. Wash normally. Usually works.

    FYI - works for scorches too. And you can hurry the evaporation by plading in the Sun or in a low oven.

    Courtesy of Kabbaz's Believe-It-Or-Not.
     
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    Alexander Kabbaz Senior member

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    P.S. Take it: That's less than I could get the buttons for wholesale.
     
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    I was gonna say the same thing -- those buttons are incredible.
     
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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    I'll pick it up tomorrow then. Thanks for the tips. I guess if I can't save the collar, I could always have a white one made for it.
     

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