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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:28 PM

Dark stains on safety yellow athletic clothes

Any thoughts on how to get "mud stains" from biking off bright yellow fleece? I have tried pre-wash stain removers and also color safe bleach and nada.

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Reply Dark stains on safety yellow athletic clothes (Original post)
Denninmi Feb 2013 OP
idwiyo Feb 2013 #1
MADem Feb 2013 #2
Denninmi Feb 2013 #3
MADem Feb 2013 #4
beac Feb 2013 #5
Denninmi Feb 2013 #6
beac Feb 2013 #7

Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:22 PM

1. Try Pink Solution.

Canadian website:
https://pinksolution.ca/

I am sure they sell it in US too. Unfortunately for me they don't sell it in EU so I have to literally beg friends to get me a tub when they go to Canada.

This stuff works on everything AFAIK. I tried it on red wine stains, old coffee stains, grass, beet root,
curry, mud, ink, etc. Wish they'd start selling it here.

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:43 PM

2. So you've tried the Oxy Clean stuff? How about hydrogen peroxide (test on a small bit)?

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Response to MADem (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 04:40 PM

3. Neither of those worked.

And the weird part, I can't figure out what is so special in mud spray coming up off a tire to make such a stubborn stain. In the fall, I blamed it on tannins fom our copious crop of fallen oak leaves, because the mud puddles looked like very strong tea. But now, just mud.

Weird!

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Response to Denninmi (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:21 PM

4. Damn--maybe minerals in the dirt?

Well, if nothing works, the only thing to do is to order a new shirt, and use the stained one as a "spare" after a soaking!

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:51 AM

5. A thick paste of white vinegar and baking soda.

Glob it onto stains and gently press into fabric. Leave a pretty thick layer of it on stain. Check in about 30 minutes. If still there, leave on another 30 mins. Check every 30 mins until stain is gone.

If you are worried about color, do a tiny test patch on an inside seam first. (I haven't had problems with this mixture bleaching anything but just in case...)

When the stain is gone, toss it with the paste still on it into the machine and wash as normal. Vinegar smell will wash away, so don't worry about that.

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Response to beac (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 12:21 PM

6. Thanks, I'll try it tonight.

Let you know how it goes.

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Response to Denninmi (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:41 PM

7. Good luck!

Also, should clarify that when I say "thick" I don't mean so thick that it is crumbly. Needs to be "wet" enough to penetrate into the fibers somewhat.

It will bubble like crazy when you first combine the two, so use a bowl large enough to contain any initial exuberance of the mixture.

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