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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #10230 on: January 28, 2015, 02:43:54 PM »
Thanx everyone, I'll go straight to dyieng, plus if it doesn't work it's not a big loss.

Will this work for old sweat/deodorant stains? I do my best with my white button-down work shirts, but, well, sweat happens, and I can't seem to find a way to get those stains out.

Have you tried something specific? I've had some succes with Deo-go and other products exist but if you already tried those I don't know...

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« Reply #10231 on: January 28, 2015, 02:45:52 PM »
I've never heard of Deo-go. Is that available in the US, do you know?

I've tried the bleach and sunlight angles, but wasn't sure where to go from there.
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« Reply #10232 on: January 28, 2015, 02:52:02 PM »
AfleetAlex, might one of these help?

http://www.picklee.com/2012/04/13/10-remarkable-diy-cleaning-solutions/

I haven't personally tried them, but they're supposed to be quite good.
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« Reply #10233 on: January 28, 2015, 03:44:25 PM »
Why do school buses come to a complete stop at railway lines?

It's required by law.  (At least it is in my state.)

Here even a car would be required to a full stop even if no train is comming. I was studying for my driver's licence and one of the question was:  (train crossing without a stop light or gate).

If there is no train comming should I a) Stop, b) go on.
If there is a train comming should I c) Stop, d) go on.
Answer A and C. I did not think it was necessary to tell someone that if you see a train comming, no, you do not have priority ! :o

To my question:
I have an ugly hand me down duvet cover that is (very)off-white/yellow-ish. I don't know if it's supposed to be that color or if it's so old the fabric just got this color, but it's not pretty to say the least.
Will it go white if I bleach it? And if I don't like the result can I dye it after bleaching it or will that not work?
Or should I just dye it without bleaching first?

Depends - down doesn't bleach well - chlorine is bad for feathers and is not good for most synthetic fillers either.  It might be easier to get two flat sheets, sew them into a giant bag with a zipper, buttons, snaps, or a few strings to tie the bottom opening shut (end at foot of bed).  It can be removed to launder and use only mild cleaning agents on the comforter itself.  Maybe oxygen bleach, at most...
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #10234 on: January 28, 2015, 04:48:31 PM »
Will this work for old sweat/deodorant stains? I do my best with my white button-down work shirts, but, well, sweat happens, and I can't seem to find a way to get those stains out.

Rub a paste of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda into the stain.  Let sit 10 minutes.  Soak entire garment in hot water for at least 30 minutes.  Wash normally.  Old and heavy staining may require re-treating.  A paste of Oxy-clean and hot water can work, but I seem to have better results with hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. 

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« Reply #10235 on: January 28, 2015, 04:58:22 PM »
Thanks Magicdomino and Liliane! I'll give those suggestions a try!  :)
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« Reply #10236 on: January 29, 2015, 01:43:01 AM »
Along the same vein, baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) and water (so make a paste) work very well for deodorant stains on black t-shirts.