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Shirt collar and cuffs don't become clean after wash

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by iroh, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. iroh

    iroh Senior member

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    Always some yellow or grey stains after wash, what is going on? Does anyone have any tips on how to get shirts clean?
     


  2. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Always some yellow or grey stains after wash, what is going on? Does anyone have any tips on how to get shirts clean?

    Shout, son.
     


  3. Lightbringer

    Lightbringer Senior member

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    A stain remover product and some scrubbing with an old toothbrush
     


  4. Beatlegeuse

    Beatlegeuse Senior member

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    Shout, son.

    +1 That or some Oxi Clean. Spray it on and rub it in before washing the shirts. You need to pre-treat with something to get those stains out.
     


  5. aphextwin07

    aphextwin07 Senior member

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    Shout and aluminum-free deodorant.
     


  6. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    Shout and aluminum-free deodorant.

    yes. dammit.

    deodorant on the cuffs and collars again [​IMG]
     


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    Lear Senior member

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  8. aphextwin07

    aphextwin07 Senior member

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    yes. dammit.

    deodorant on the cuffs and collars again [​IMG]


    lol. i just read the yellow stains part. then Shout it is.
     


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    either/or Senior member

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  10. Master Squirrel

    Master Squirrel Senior member

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    What is Shout? I use a product called Zout. It's 100% different and more effective I am sure!
     


  11. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    search, there was just a thread about this a few days ago. Try soaking with some diluted vinegar, then apply a stain remover like oxyclean to the spot and let sit, then wash as normal on delicate wash.
     


  12. RanMan

    RanMan Senior member

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    Shout on collar and cuff as pretreat, then launder. For deeper periodic cleaning, I use small squirt of Dawn (original blue) and a good 1/2 cup Hydrogen Peroxide in a large bowl of water, soak overnight.
    Go easy on the Dawn if it's in concentrated form - rinse, rinse, rinse...

    If there's a stain present that will set with heat, use cold water. Otherwise I'll use as warm of water as I can get away with and for white shirts that need serious attention, water off the boil.
     


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    Before you search for a solution(s), may I suggest that you first spend some time understanding the cause of the problem. Once you understand what causes the problem, the solution will be relatively easy. I addressed this issue in a prior thread... http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=253&page=3
     


  14. pebblegrain

    pebblegrain Senior member

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    search,

    nobody puts baby in the corner, and nobody asks iroh to search
     


  15. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    Shout and aluminum-free deodorant.
    Psst...best read the thread title. You are recommending aluminum-free deodorant for his neck and wrists [​IMG]
     


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