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Old 12-23-2010, 01:16 PM   #1
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Getting out "shadow" stains?

I keep getting these weird shadow stains on my, DD's, and DH's clothes. They aren't any color, they're just like a slightly darker area of the fabric color. I happens more on stretchy clothes, like my cotton/rayon/spandex blend shirts and DH's nicer undershirts. They're not "dirty," but it looks terrible and I really don't want to buy new clothes just because I can't get these to go away!

Anyone know what I'm talking about and how to get rid of them?
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Old 12-23-2010, 01:29 PM   #2
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Bump cause I get the same thing sometimes! It doesn't come out with anything i've tried.
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Old 12-23-2010, 01:33 PM   #3
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Re: Getting out "shadow" stains?

Do you use dryer sheets? These can leave an "oily" looking stain on your clothes. Rub with a little stain remover and rewash and it will often come out.
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Old 12-23-2010, 01:55 PM   #4
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Re: Getting out "shadow" stains?

if its dye off another piece of clothing it may not come out. If you dont swish your detergent around into the water it can cause that also even if its clear.
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Old 12-23-2010, 02:03 PM   #5
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Re: Getting out "shadow" stains?

Are you BF? When DD3 spits I get those type, and use a Spray N Wash stick. Usually comes out!
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Make a good soak of hot water and oxyclean and then add clothes. Swish around, add a good cup or two vinegar. Then soak overnight. Wash as normal in the morning.
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Old 12-23-2010, 02:22 PM   #7
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Re: Getting out "shadow" stains?

Ha Ha hows that for 10 different responses!! Try adding a drop of dawn to your wash load
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Re: Getting out "shadow" stains?

wow, no kidding - i'll try to address these all:
no dryer sheets here
happens on all colors, including white, so doesn't seem like dye
we have a FL that supposedly mixes the detergent automatically
I am BF, but it happens on clothes without spitup and happened before DD was born
I'll try the oxyclean/vinegar and the dawn if that doesn't work.
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Re: Getting out "shadow" stains?

I've been having the same problem!!! I have 2 TLers and it's doing it in both machines! I tried the tide washing machine soap stuff- it helped, but didn't solve the problem. I tried hot washes with bleach (empty loads), again, it helped some more, but didn't solve the problem. I also tried hot washes with lots of vinegar (empty loads again)- and since then, I've had a few spots, but nothing like before.
I'm going to keep doing the hot washes with vinegar in between every few loads for awhile in case whatever substance comes off clothes that still have spots until we've been through most of our clothes again.
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Old 12-24-2010, 09:40 AM   #10
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wow, no kidding - i'll try to address these all:
no dryer sheets here
happens on all colors, including white, so doesn't seem like dye
we have a FL that supposedly mixes the detergent automatically
I am BF, but it happens on clothes without spitup and happened before DD was born
I'll try the oxyclean/vinegar and the dawn if that doesn't work.
When was the last time you cleaned your washer? What about the filters have you taken apart your washer hoses and the bottom filter dealy to see if you have some wipes or baby socks caught in htere? DH does this for me twice a year now and our washer always works better that way.
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