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Old 06-15-2011, 12:16 PM   #1
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Dingy PUL?

I was "gifted" with some very used Thirsties covers from another momma, and I was hoping to re-elasticize and re-aplix them, but in deconstructing one, I found it to be very, very dingy and kind of gross. Am I better off just tossing these, or is there a way to get them looking better? Does sunning work on PUL? I was also thinking about sewing an extra cloth layer to the outside with some embroidery on it, but if the outside looks awesome and new and cute and the inside looks awful, what's the point??

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Old 06-15-2011, 12:21 PM   #2
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If they need new elastic and aplix I would personally just replace them. Thirsties covers aren't way expensive. I have sunned the outside of them with success though. Never tried the inside.
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Old 06-16-2011, 09:35 AM   #3
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Re: Dingy PUL?

I might just use the deconstructed one as a template. I think I've got some PUL laying around here, donated to me by the same mama. It just feels like such a waste though. She gave me 20 covers. :/
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Re: Dingy PUL?

I'd try sunning. It's worked on PUL for me before, and what have you got to lose?

Or try bleach on one of them and see if you like the results of that.

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Old 06-16-2011, 10:26 AM   #5
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Re: Dingy PUL?

I'd try some bleach. If you really don't want to fool with them, put them on ffs. Someone can use them, I really wouldn't toss them. I have a cpl fb's that have yellowish and weird looking pul. Just wondering ifit's kinda the same thing going on. If they don't leak and it's just a discoloring issue, they way work fine.
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Old 06-16-2011, 06:51 PM   #6
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Re: Dingy PUL?

Will bleaching discolor them? I mean, not that they're not already discolored. Yech. It's not even that the PUL has yellowed (the cover is yellow), it's that they're just dirty looking, like they haven't been properly washed, or something.
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