Removing Yellow Discoloration from White Pants?

I have two pair of white pants that are older. They both have severe yellow discoloration on top of the pants as well as down parts of the legs. What can be done to make them white again? I have tried the tip about using a mix of baking soda/white vinegar. That did not help.



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July 10, 20190 found this helpful

You could have a food or suntan lotion stain. Fill a 5 gallon pail with hot tap water. Add 2 T each hydrogen peroxide and dishwasher powder. Soak overnight. Wash in the morning. Good luck.

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July 10, 20190 found this helpful

This is a discoloration of both pants due to the age I believe.
Not a stain per se.
The discoloration on both pants seems rather deep so I am very eager to hear what can be done if anyone has a good suggestion

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July 11, 20190 found this helpful

Liquid Cascade will bleach out most stains, but it will weaken the fabric. My son's BF had a white chef's coat that was filthy, and he'd been washing it in hot water. When I told him it should be cold only, he said, "But it's whites!" I told him that meant sheets and towels (what do you expect from a 17-year-old?) He was living with us through the end of their senior year.

I worked on the coat for him, coating the stains (from an Italian place, so you can imagine the red ones) with Cascade. I'd let it dry and it would eat the stain. I might have had to treat some of them more than once, but when I got through, his chef's coat was pristine.

Just be warned, it will weaken the fabric. I've only done this in desperation when other things, like Stain Stick or bleach, don't work.

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July 14, 20191 found this helpful

If these are stains from being in storage for a long time as you noted, I believe you can probably remove the stains by placing in direct sun.
Lay them out on a table - on a towel if you like - wet with plain water and keep putting water on the stains for 2 or 3 days. Leave outside if possible as the dew will also help to remove the stains.

I always use 2 tablespoons of baking soda in every wash of white and light colored clothes and it works better than any bleach to keep clothes white and bright - no fading and no wear on clothes.
Just add to wash with normal laundry detergent.

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