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how to get embedded sand out of kids uv sunsuits?????

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indiasmum Sun 15-Jul-07 19:47:57

new sun suits worn on one holiday in cornwall last week, the sand has embedded itself in the fabric and its not come out in the wash. they look mouldy and horrible! thought it would come out on a vigorous spin but its still there. any suggestions on how to remove it greatfully recieved!

PandaG Sun 15-Jul-07 19:49:25

I will watch with interest - have had the same problem

indiasmum Sun 15-Jul-07 19:59:27

glad i'm not the only one!
maybe its meant to happen

they were tres expensive boden ones too....

indiasmum Sun 15-Jul-07 20:21:44


ponto Mon 16-Jul-07 23:50:41

I think the only way is to stretch a small piece at a time between your hands and rub it together to get the sand to fall out. Takes forever to do the whole suit and you will just have the same problem immediately they wear them again so don't bother. All the other children on the beach will be just the same so I'm sure there will be no judging!

ComeOVeneer Mon 16-Jul-07 23:52:52

CAn't be done I'm afraid (IME)

NoBiggy Mon 16-Jul-07 23:56:04

I wondered (but haven't tried it) if one person could stretch the fabric (freeing the grains of sand), then another get the hoover on it. If you stretch and tap the fabric the sand leaps out, which is why I thought the hoover might be a go-er.

Tortington Mon 16-Jul-07 23:58:29

does the dryer not work?

indiasmum Tue 17-Jul-07 13:58:04

aha! replies! thanks!
cant try the dryer as you arent meant to put them in the dryer but perhaps will try the hoover...

hatwoman Tue 17-Jul-07 13:59:04

I'm with COV - never came out of ours

HuwEdwards Tue 17-Jul-07 13:59:11

Ponto - that's the only way I've found too - tedious isn't it?

PestoMonster Tue 17-Jul-07 14:01:23

No noooooo!! Don't even think about putting them in the drier. It will ruin 'em!

Let us know how you get on with the hoover. Fwiw, ours always get ingrained with sand too but we haven't really worried about it too much.

Sorry I can't be more helpful

NannyL Wed 18-Jul-07 18:41:33

i have never found away of getting it out either

there for ever IMO!

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