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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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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.

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By Diannia C. from Defuniak Springs, FL

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February 1, 20131 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.

~Janette~

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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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January 23, 20170 found this helpful

You must apply olive oil and let it rest for about an hour, afterwards you just boil them for 5min approx. Should get it done ;)

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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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By 1 found this helpful
April 18, 2016

How do I get iron marks off polyester trousers?

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April 19, 20160 found this helpful

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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August 18, 20160 found this helpful

Though the marks are hard to get out you can rub the spot lightly with steel wool if the material is not too thin. It takes the shine out. I could restore my new trousers back to their original look. Just do it lightly and carefully.

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January 12, 20170 found this helpful

Should the steel wool be wet or set while rubbing the cloth?

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January 23, 20171 found this helpful

Drip it in olive oil to prevent the cloth from being destroyed

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June 9, 20170 found this helpful

How to take shinny spot out of polyester pants from iron too hot.

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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

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January 23, 20170 found this helpful

You have to use a black marker m8

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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.

By YC

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