Removing Shiny Iron Marks on Polyester Clothing

The shiny marks left on polyester clothing by a too hot iron are quite likely scorched or melted synthetic fibers. This is a guide about removing shiny iron marks on polyester clothing.

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How do I get iron marks off polyester trousers?

    AnswerWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

    Polyester is a form of plastic. You're getting the ironing marks because you have the iron too hot and it's burning/melting the material. In the future, turn the pants inside out and iron the wrong side OR get an ironing cloth that protects the clothing from burning. Unfortunately, I learned this the hard way.

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    I accidently used an iron that was too hot on my polester black pants while pressing the hem. Now I have an area that is shiney on that area of the pants. Is there any help for this or is the fabric simply melted? Any ideas would be appreciated.

    By Diannia C. from Defuniak Springs, FL

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    I read this somewhere that if you spray the area pretty heavily with white vinegar and then lay over that a damp cloth. Next barely set your iron down on the cloth until there is a little steam coming from the cloth. Iron should be set according to the fabric. Do this for just a few seconds. The shiny area will be gone. Hope this helps.

    ~Janette~

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    How do you remove hot iron marks from polyester?

    By Netty from Defiance, OH

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    Sorry but there is no way to remove a burn mark no matter what type of fabric. :-(

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