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Laundry question - probably stupid

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OldLadyKnowsNothing Tue 13-Oct-09 17:17:42

So I bought my nephew a signed football top from eBay. The signatures are in black felt tip, but the shirt is slightly grubby-looking. Should I wash it before I pass it on?

Dawnybabe Tue 13-Oct-09 17:28:10

No. Otherwise you will have paid all that money for an ordinary shirt cos the felt tip signature will be long gone.

Could you somehow scrub round it?

Someone much more useful will probably be along in a minute!

OldLadyKnowsNothing Tue 13-Oct-09 17:29:20

Thanks, that's kinda what I thought.

Though you can guarantee that if I wanted to remove felt tip, it wouldn't wash out at all lol!

Babbit Tue 13-Oct-09 17:29:54

I expect it is a used shirt for a particular match or something and the grubbiness is meant to be part of the charm. Don't go near it and pass it on as is.

liahgen Tue 13-Oct-09 17:31:01

I imagine it won't matter as it's unlikely he'll actually be wearing the shirt isn't it?

It's come straight off the player I guess, better for your nephew.

OldLadyKnowsNothing Tue 13-Oct-09 17:32:01

{shudders] at the thought of sweaty football player. grin

whomovedmychocolate Tue 13-Oct-09 17:34:51

You could sprinkle it with bicarb of soda to freshen it up and remove any oily marks without damaging the signatures.

OldLadyKnowsNothing Tue 13-Oct-09 18:03:44

Thank you, whomoved, great idea.

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