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Save My Tie

spazzychalk

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I have this dry clean only silk tie I used to really like. a stain in it i tried to have dry cleaned a couple times made the stain run. I remember on here or possibly another forum seeing a thread saying i cant ever decide when i have a tie to throw it away or spend $4 to get it dry cleaned then throw it away. i took it to a cleaner by my house today and they said maybe they could steam it but who knoes what would happen and id have to pay anyway. i want to know if theres anything i could do? maybe even dry cleaning it again could make the stain run the rest of the way out lol.

its a light beige, pretty much the whole thing one color, the throught occured to me, since its trash anyway right, i have a washing machine with no agitator, it the spinning front loader type, throw it in a laundry bag, on delicate, in the machine which is delicate anyway, with delicate detergent, and air dry, then press back together with an iron??? hoping for other suggestions before i go that far maybe it can be saved, but i have had silk shirts that were accidently washed and it took away the sheen and the smooth feel, but the material was intact and this tie doesnt have a sheen or a smooth feel.
 

Finsen

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What kind of stain is it? How long has it been set? You would have a lot better luck treating the stain right away instead of waiting it to settle. Knowing what kind of stain it is can make the treatment a lot easier.
 

Ed Sullivan

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Photograph it and send the photo to them to see if it's salvageable. I assume if the stain is near the bottom they can alter it by 'raising' the bottom of the tie too.
Sounds though like you may need to practice 'letting go.'
http://tiecrafters.com/



Originally Posted by spazzychalk
I have this dry clean only silk tie I used to really like. a stain in it i tried to have dry cleaned a couple times made the stain run. I remember on here or possibly another forum seeing a thread saying i cant ever decide when i have a tie to throw it away or spend $4 to get it dry cleaned then throw it away. i took it to a cleaner by my house today and they said maybe they could steam it but who knoes what would happen and id have to pay anyway. i want to know if theres anything i could do? maybe even dry cleaning it again could make the stain run the rest of the way out lol.

its a light beige, pretty much the whole thing one color, the throught occured to me, since its trash anyway right, i have a washing machine with no agitator, it the spinning front loader type, throw it in a laundry bag, on delicate, in the machine which is delicate anyway, with delicate detergent, and air dry, then press back together with an iron??? hoping for other suggestions before i go that far maybe it can be saved, but i have had silk shirts that were accidently washed and it took away the sheen and the smooth feel, but the material was intact and this tie doesnt have a sheen or a smooth feel.
 

amerikajinda

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I vote for throwing it in the washing machine.
 

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