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Removing Stain on Clothing from Dish Washing Liquid

I have a few cherished clothing items, which have been stained with dried dish washing liquid. I've been searching the web, trying to find a way to remove the nasty yellow stain the liquid has left on the fabric.

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Can this dried liquid (waxy yellow) be removed? I've tried soaking, dry cleaning and using other detergents. All with no success. Has anyone had success in removing the stain that this liquid makes?

BS from Southern NE

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By Leslie (Guest Post)
January 20, 20080 found this helpful

I have found stubborn stains of all sorts cannot hold up to this simple solution; use equal parts (1 cup in a gallon 2 in small setting on washing machine) of cascade dry dish washing powder and dry clorox II in the hottest water. Let set over night, wash. It has taken out everything I have used it on.

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By BS (Guest Post)
January 20, 20080 found this helpful

Thanks, I'll give it a try! Thanks again

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By (Guest Post)
January 21, 20080 found this helpful

Be careful with the dishwasher detergents...they have bleach in them. I have bleached out jeans before by it squirting all over and getting it on them.

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I would definately dissolve the detergent in water first, but if the item is colored, be prepared for it to fade out a little.

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By BS Yarg (Guest Post)
January 21, 20080 found this helpful

Thanks,

The only recommendation so far, is for dried dishwasher detergent. It's a light grey sweat shirt that was given to me during my 1st season as an assistant coach.

It's a cherished keepsake and I will take your advice and be careful.

But I, would really want to wear it with pride, again.

Thanks

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By cher (Guest Post)
January 22, 20080 found this helpful

I have no experience, but would like to offer the suggestion of trying steam to steam it out. Use your iron on the hotest setting and give it a whirl. Steam seams to get stains out of carpets. So you never know.

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By Sirbry (Guest Post)
January 26, 20080 found this helpful

Thanks,

I give them all a whirl in the order they were received.

Thanks

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By Dollie I. (Guest Post)
March 1, 20090 found this helpful

If you are unable to remove the stain sew an applique over it. If you can't, make one go to a yard goods store. They have a lot to choose from. Good luck

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