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Chipotle Fri 15-Jul-11 18:59:15

A number of mine, DH's and DS's white t-shirts are stained yellow by sun cream. Does anyone have any ideas how to get rid? Vanish isn't working.

K999 Fri 15-Jul-11 19:03:43

Leave in direct sunlight

Chipotle Fri 15-Jul-11 21:10:29

That's it sunlight? I expected weird and wonderful mixtures made from stuff in the kitchen cupboards. Sunlight you say. Okay I'll give it a go.

thederkinsdame Fri 15-Jul-11 21:37:19

Having recently started a thread myself, people recc'd everything from washing up liquid to green household soap. Sadly, nothing is working so far, although repeated attacks with a vanish solid bar is fading the marks a little.

K999 Fri 15-Jul-11 21:46:49

Failing which, spray with lots of hairspray, soak overnight and then wash.

thederkinsdame Fri 15-Jul-11 22:00:06

Oooh, hairspray. I hadn't thought of that. <hurries off to find some>

gomummygo Fri 15-Jul-11 22:13:58

I use lemon juice and leave in the sun for a day, then wash. Works like a charm.

thederkinsdame Fri 15-Jul-11 22:31:40

I may even do different tests, like the washing adverts and compare the results grin

Chipotle Fri 15-Jul-11 22:37:14

Well as I have 3 white (stained yellow) t-shirts I will try hairspray, sunlight and lemon juice and will get back to you. grin

thederkinsdame Fri 15-Jul-11 22:44:53

We can conduct our own Which? experiments and rate grin

almondfinger Sun 17-Jul-11 14:04:29

I used cream of tartare and soaked the tops which helped, still not perfect though.

Whites and suncream bad combination I'm discovering

Chipotle Sun 17-Jul-11 19:07:33

Well we've had no sunlight to speak of so my experiment is still pending. It really doesn't look like anything is going to shift it.

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