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#1 of 4 Old 03-16-2012, 01:39 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Firstly, i don't know if this is the right place for this question but couldn't find anywhere else to put it.

 

I have tried 2 bleaches. One is Oxiclean and the other's name I don't remember. It is a more natural one, the other one. Both weren't able to remove regular dirt stains from the front lawn off of dd's pants. She's worn the pants a few times so I was trying to save them but regular handwashing and machine wash didn't help following which I tried the bleaches. Anyone know of anything that works?

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Try long soaks. Like for 2 days.

Feel for you as I find the newer/$ an item is, the sooner it gets stains.

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Yes, oxygen bleach works best as a presoak in warm to hot water.  IMO it doesn't do much to just add it to a regular wash cycle.  What I do is fill the washer, add my oxygen bleach, add the clothes, let it agitate, then let it sit over night.  In the morning I add some detergent and let the wash cycle finish.  if you have a front loader and can't pause a wash cycle you can do the soaking in a container or the sink and then transfer the clothes to the washer.


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The instructions say to soak it for 8 hrs which I did twice and the results were the same.

 

Well, now the pants have become a little snug already and off they go to another kid. Sigh!

 

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Yes, oxygen bleach works best as a presoak in warm to hot water.  IMO it doesn't do much to just add it to a regular wash cycle.  What I do is fill the washer, add my oxygen bleach, add the clothes, let it agitate, then let it sit over night.  In the morning I add some detergent and let the wash cycle finish.  if you have a front loader and can't pause a wash cycle you can do the soaking in a container or the sink and then transfer the clothes to the washer.



 


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