Help! How do you make dingy whites bright again

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  1. msim

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    without damaging the colored emblems that are sewn on to the shirts? I have old rusty pipes and my whites look cream now. Does anyone have any guaranteed but safe ideas? Thanks in advance!!! :confused3
     
  2. robyn323

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    I love BIZ color safe bleach. It works wonders on my DH socks and t shirts that he gets filthy! It also brought back the white on one of my old white shirts that hung in the closet forever turned yellow. Good luck.
     
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  4. Pea-n-Me

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    I soak the clothes in hot water and oxyclean for a while before running the machine. I have good luck with it.
     
  5. ajksmom

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    2nd vote for oxi-clean here. Doesn't fade out the stuff on my DS's t-shirts at all.
     
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    The Oxy-Clean stuff is good. Another option is the Color safe bleach - I swear by Clorox 2. Just ran a load of men's dress shirts and women's blouses that were crusty with stage makeup with that on a cold wash and they came out without a smudge left and nice and white.

    Deb
     
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    My mother in law SWEARS by using cascade in the laundry to make whites white again (she used it for years when her kids played softball/baseball so I believe her)
    I just keep forgetting to buy some!
     
  8. msim

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    Thanks for the great answers. Just one more question- how much oxy-clean, Biz, Cascade, etc., do I use to how many parts water? Thanks again! :cool1:
     
  9. Pea-n-Me

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    I usually use more OxyClean than it calls for on the instructions (2-3 capfuls per load). The soaking in hot water part is important and I even run the machine for a minute a couple of times while they're soaking to really get it into the clothes.

    I also like OxyClean for organic stains. I can almost always get them out if I keep working it. I get so frustrated with stains on the kids clothes especially. :)
     

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