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Removing Shiny Iron Marks on Polyester Clothing

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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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By 1 found this helpful
April 18, 2016

How do I get iron marks off polyester trousers?


April 19, 20160 found this helpful
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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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By 1 found this helpful
January 31, 2013

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


February 1, 20132 found this helpful

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.



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June 8, 20160 found this helpful

I have ironed black polyester trousers and have shiny marks on trouseres

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March 16, 20170 found this helpful

boil them???

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April 29, 20170 found this helpful

Isn't boiling poly going to make it curl up and melt?

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July 15, 20170 found this helpful

I wouldn't do it. If the boiling doesn't ruin them, the oil will stain them. Think grease or melted butter stains.

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December 5, 20060 found this helpful

I have a pair of new black trousers and now I've ironed them, a silver line has appeared. How do you get rid of the silver line? I heard vinegar will do the trick - is that right?


Suzie from Seattle, WA


October 27, 20170 found this helpful

I to have a New Pair of Trousers I've Ironed and a silver lines ? Saw someone post Vinegar Helps ,is this TRUE.???

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October 27, 20170 found this helpful

Yes this is true. Next time use a pressing cloth to avoid this problem

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September 4, 20130 found this helpful

I bought a polyester t-shirt and by mistake ironed it, now there is a shiny patch on it. Please suggest a way how to remove that patch.


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