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thanks for any help
robb

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robb wrote:
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You don't say what kind of ink.  If it's ball-point pen ink, try Spray
or sponge with drycleaning solvent (perchloroethylene,
trichloroethylene) then rub with heavy-duty liquid detergent before
washing.

That's from http://ohioline.osu.edu/outside/stainrem.html#rsfwf which
looks like a good reference site.
The TOC is at http://ohioline.osu.edu/outside/stainrem.html
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Joanne
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Pogonip wrote:
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Very nice site, I have bookmarked it.

Beverly



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BEI Design wrote:
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I have called the Ag Extension office of the State Department of
Agriculture to ask a home economist how to deal with problems, too.
They have lots of free and inexpensive publications, too, if I get to
their office.   They do some trades with other states, and with federal
publications, many of which are useful.
--
Joanne
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I've been known to forget a pen in my pocket a time or two and had the
great fun of washing it. That's why I keep a bottle of hairspray in my
laundering room. Works great on polyester.
oldhag

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Dishwasher Cream takes out a lot of unwanted stains !!!!
mirjam

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snipped-for-privacy@actcom.co.il wrote:

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And fabric dye, especially on cotton.

Go ahead, ask me what became of my favorite aqua colored cotton dress
after my dog accessorized it with muddy paw prints and I tried to use
dishwasher detergent to get them out (thanks ever so much "Heloise").

Can you say "cleaning rags"?

Always test on an inconspicous spot like the inside of the hem.  On the
other hand, if the garment is clearly unwearable in its current state
and you've tried everything else, go for it.  What do you have to lose?


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Kathleen !!!
It could be that we have a different `kind` of dishwashing cream , i
have used it [the kinds sold here !!!] on many kinds of clothes ,
never had any thing `loose colors`,,,,,, For Doing that i USE
Chlorine !!!!! and sometimes hanging to dry in the sun right side
up !!!! why waste good materails for that  when the sun does it for
free !!!:>:>:>:>

I have had marks that wouldn`t go away , once settled in a cloth, than
i had to decide whether i should cover them [ embroidery ? patch ?
pocket ? ,, or change the whole clotth into something else ,,,, there
are so many options :>:>:>:>
mirjam

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snipped-for-privacy@actcom.co.il wrote:
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Actually it's probably a translation problem.

We have dishwashing liquid here, which is used for washing dishes by
hand, in the sink.

And we have automatic dishwasher detergent, which comes as a powder or
liquid or gel and is used in dishwashing machines.  You certainly
wouldn't want to put your hands into it, even diluted in a sinkful of
water, not on a regular basis, anyhow.  That's the stuff I was talking
about.

The other problem, which I know about now but didn't back then, is that
the dye used to create blue/green or turquoise is chemically sensitive.
  I learned about this particular issue when I did a lot of tie-dying.
Those dyes that contained or were based on turquoise bleached out easily
in sunlight and faded when exposed to chlorine, even in the
concentrations found in swimming pool water.


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No i don`t think it was a translation problem , more a `habit`
problem , when i reffered to Dishwashing Cream i meant the one i use
to wash dishes by hand [ just like the liquid but in cream form ,,,, i
dob`t touch these with my hands either, only with Rubber gloves ,,,
But it is a great stain remover !!!1
The Machine dishwash comes in little cubes ,,,not useful as is !!!
mirjam

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Here in the US I have never seen either dishwashing cream nor dishwasher
detergent cubes.

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Samantha Hill - remove TRASH to reply wrote:

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Me neither.  Although they have those little pre-measured dissolving
packets of automatic dishwasher detergent.


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Kathleen wrote:
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Those are sort of "cubic" and I use those in my little 18" dishwasher.  ;-)
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Pogonip wrote:
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Here in the UK they are called dishwasher tablets and look like these:
http://www.accompacting.com/images/linotech/dishwasher_tablets.png

Lizzy

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Lizzy Taylor wrote:
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Those remind me of Salvo laundry detergent tablets, which is what my mom
used when teaching my sister and I how to do laundry back in the 60s.

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Samantha Hill - remove TRASH to reply wrote:
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One brand here - Electrasol -  looks just like that!  The ones I like
look like this:
http://www.cascadeclean.com/sites/en_US/cascade/images/products/2n1/pdt_actionpac_img.jpg
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Joanne
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Well maybe you should think of the cream [dishwasher] as a solid
version of your liquid ,,, :>:>:>
See how interesting it is to share info !!!!
mirjam

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snipped-for-privacy@actcom.co.il wrote:
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It's especially interesting to learn of products available in one area
of the world, but not in another.  I've gotten the impression that
appliances made for the European buyers are much better quality than the
ones here.  Unfortunately, I think the prices reflect that, too.
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Joanne
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Pogonip wrote:

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Over here in Europe I think we have been more driven by efficiency than
over the pond.  Partly due to higher population densities (more demands
on agriculture) and also higher costs for fuel etc.  Also higher
population densities mean smaller living spaces so we have to make our
white goods (for instance) fit those smaller spaces.....

Lizzy

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YES Lizzy these are the kind and they even have a little red ball of
one of the materials in them ,, look quite cute !!!
mirjam

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