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Old 05-15-2011, 12:57 AM   #1
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Men's dress shirt collar stains

This is my first time posting and am wondering if anyone has any tried and true solutions to getting those nasty sweat stains from the collars and cuffs of men's dress shirts.

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Old 05-15-2011, 01:02 AM   #2
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This is my first time posting and am wondering if anyone has any tried and true solutions to getting those nasty sweat stains from the collars and cuffs of men's dress shirts.
I'm not sure, it hasn't come up before! I'm sure someone may be able to help.

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Old 05-15-2011, 02:41 AM   #3
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Now many pretreatments exist that should do the job but, this mixture will do the job in many cases.

1 part each of Vinegar, ammonia, wisk, and water.

Put it in a spray bottle and use like a pretreatment.

Also a paste of Barkeepers friend has worked.

I would not use these on an expensive shirt. If you try it use a shirt that is on its way to the rag bag and see if you like the results.
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Old 05-15-2011, 05:39 AM   #4
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Oyx Clean Pre-treatment spray, in my personal experience, has even gotten out large amounts of dried blood stains from tan dress slacks. (An inexperienced nurse removing an I.V. - what a mess!) It also saved a brand new shirt that had spilled ink on it (my own clumsy fault). That sold me on it!
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Old 05-15-2011, 01:53 PM   #5
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Oyx Clean Pre-treatment spray, in my personal experience, has even gotten out large amounts of dried blood stains from tan dress slacks. (An inexperienced nurse removing an I.V. - what a mess!) It also saved a brand new shirt that had spilled ink on it (my own clumsy fault). That sold me on it!
Hah! I bet I can make a better mess, seeing as how I have experience now!
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Old 05-15-2011, 03:26 PM   #6
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This is my first time posting and am wondering if anyone has any tried and true solutions to getting those nasty sweat stains from the collars and cuffs of men's dress shirts.
A cup of Amnonia in the regular wash will the sweat stains out.

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Old 05-15-2011, 03:41 PM   #7
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I've found a spray of zout or similar product sprayed on generously and let soak for a half hour or so, then a wash in hot water. Oxy powder works best in hot water, and grease dissolves better in hot water .... my husband has oily skin so hot water is the answer. You can take a fingernail or tooth brush to the stains with your detergent, but the brushing of the collar will considerably shorten the life of the shirt. Once a week I do one load of laundry in hot water because of my husband's oily complexion (things like pillowcases, etc) and I'd add the dress shirt to that load, use the oxy, and let the entire load soak for an hour or so, then reset the washer. Works almost always.
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I do soak overnight in hot water and Borax...that works for pillowcases.
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Old 05-15-2011, 04:26 PM   #9
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Alix put me onto the OxyClean stick. Works best on the stains we create for ourselves.
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Old 05-15-2011, 07:04 PM   #10
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Men who wear dress shirts have dirty necks??

Sorry, I couldn't resist. (Proud Widow and mother of men who get dirty for a living.)

I swear by Oxy Clean.
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