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Postby Arizona Mike » Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:43 pm

My SIL has given me a bunch of shirts he does not want anymore. They're real nice but they are starched so much it won't come out. I have washed them a few times with no luck. Still stiff.

Is there any way to get the starch out of these? :shock:

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Re: stiff shirts

Postby Mr E » Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:50 pm

My better-half says to soak for a while in hot water. Then run thru the washer, using hot water. Then to dryer with fabric softener.

Let me know if it works. :{_}:
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Re: stiff shirts

Postby Arizona Mike » Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:35 pm

Thanks Mr. E.

I'll try that. I will get some fabric softener :)

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Re: stiff shirts

Postby cubguy's dad » Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:44 pm

Asked my wife the seamstress and she said to wash with white vinegar only not yellow vinegar. I guess white vinegar acts as a fabric softner and pulls the soap and creases out.
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Re: stiff shirts

Postby ellen » Sun Jan 11, 2009 3:43 pm

You could also try some baking soda. It is good for getting rid of sticky hairspray. Just dont use it when you use the vinegar. :mrgreen: Science experiment!!
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Re: stiff shirts

Postby Arizona Mike » Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:53 pm

I splurged and bought the 14 oz. bottle of white vinegar for .87, added the whole bottle to the hot water in the machine and ran the cycle. Then i ran another cycle with liquid Tide. Ithink 90% if the starch is gone now and the shirts are almost back to normal. I might spring for another bottle next time go to the store :D I will try the baking soda too Ellen.

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1949 Farmall Cub with high crop option and hydraulics

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1955 International Cub Loboy with fast hitch

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Re: stiff shirts

Postby Miss Farmall » Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:33 pm

Big Spend'Ah. :lol: Glad to know that worked for you.
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