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    • Pingu1
    • By Pingu1 8th May 18, 10:03 PM
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    Removing yellow stains from shirt
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    Removing yellow stains from shirt 8th May 18 at 10:03 PM
    Hi, several of my work shirts have yellow stains on the back. Is there any way to remove them? They are a mix of cotton and polyester, and coloured like the example below:

    http://www.marksandspencer.com/2in-longer-easy-to-iron-shirt-with-pocket/p/p22495194?image=SD_03_T11_5118L_RA_X_EC_90&color=R OYALBLUE&prevPage=plp

    I tried soaking one in warm water with soda crystals and then washing it normally. It had no effect.
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    • Head The Ball
    • By Head The Ball 9th May 18, 12:25 AM
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    What has caused the yellow stains?

    Or shouldn't I ask?

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    https://www.therange.co.uk/cooking-and-household/household/cleaning/cleaning-products/multi-purpose-cleaners/astonish-oxy-plus-stain-remover
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    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 9th May 18, 9:09 AM
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    Try soaking them in Napisan. I had a long white dress that had been discoloured from hanging in the wardrobe for ages, bought it up a treat. It also brings up my husbands pillowcases that suffer from 'man head' up white again too.
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    • rach_k
    • By rach_k 9th May 18, 9:11 AM
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    What are you washing them in normally? I find bio powder much better at removing sweat stains (if that's what they are) than non-bio liquid or powder.
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    • By robatwork 9th May 18, 10:03 AM
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    It also brings up my husbands pillowcases that suffer from 'man head' up white again too.
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    • 9th May 18, 2:17 PM
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    napisan is good for white cottons, you need that net whitener for nylon fabrics. Both will fade the colour slightly though.

    Im assuming youve tried the usual laundry stain remover.
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    • By Quizzical Squirrel 9th May 18, 2:30 PM
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    In future, wash your shirts as quickly as possible. If you only do your laundry once a week then the stain will have set by then and be much harder to remove.

    In warm climates, I've noticed that many men wear thin cotton t-shirts under their work shirts to soak up the sweat.
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    • By prowla 9th May 18, 3:32 PM
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    I get some yellowing in some white sports gear; I recently tried spraying it with some foot & shoe spray and it seems to be better!
    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 9th May 18, 3:43 PM
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    napisan is good for white cottons, you need that net whitener for nylon fabrics. Both will fade the colour slightly though.

    Im assuming youve tried the usual laundry stain remover.
    Originally posted by Judi
    I use Napisan on my bras too.
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    • By z1a 9th May 18, 7:22 PM
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    Try soaking them in Napisan. I had a long white dress that had been discoloured from hanging in the wardrobe for ages, bought it up a treat. It also brings up my husbands pillowcases that suffer from 'man head' up white again too.
    Originally posted by peachyprice
    WTF is "Man head"?
    • FluffityBunny
    • By FluffityBunny 9th May 18, 8:57 PM
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    Good tip as well is to hang them out to dry on a very sunny day, the UV rays help to bleach out stains
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    • By peachyprice 9th May 18, 9:14 PM
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    WTF is "Man head"?
    Originally posted by z1a
    Some men have a tendency to turn pillowcases and pillows yellow. Nothing to do with being unclean, but due to sweat, it's a known phenomenon.
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    • Pingu1
    • By Pingu1 13th May 18, 11:20 PM
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    What has caused the yellow stains?

    Or shouldn't I ask?

    Originally posted by Head The Ball
    I tend to sweat a lot, especially on my back.
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    • By Pingu1 13th May 18, 11:23 PM
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    What are you washing them in normally? I find bio powder much better at removing sweat stains (if that's what they are) than non-bio liquid or powder.
    Originally posted by rach_k
    I have been using Tesco Bio Detergent tablets, one or two per wash depending on the load.
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