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Old 06-12-14, 09:10 AM
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I've soiled my shorts

I restored an old B17N with Sno-Seal over the winter. Went from looking rough to looking pretty darn good for a ~40 year old saddle.

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I finally got around to mounting it on a bike last weekend. Then I rode the bike with khaki shorts. Now the butt of my shorts has gone brown.

Any suggestions for getting the brown out?
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Old 06-12-14, 09:17 AM
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Try Dawn blue dish soap. I got some chilli stains out with that. I pretreated it with the Dawn and threw it in the wash like normal no traces of the stain.
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Old 06-12-14, 09:24 AM
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I'd try Dawn too. Maybe some Spray-N-Wash?
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Old 06-12-14, 09:28 AM
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Aw, just leave them as is. They can be your "riding shorts". Go buy some new ones. Lol
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Old 06-12-14, 09:50 AM
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Or go to to your local Goodwill store and stock up at $3.99/pair.

Speaking from experience, the Sno-Seal will eventually polish out and not stain anymore, until you put on another coat, that is.
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The OxyClean pretreatment seems to live up to its hype. Had released many laundry stains for me in the past.

BTW, note to self....wear black shorts.
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Tide with super extra cleaners for that fresh scent
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Now you know why most bike shorts are black......
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Looks good, I like obenauf myself, way better than sno seal imo.

Funny brown short story from ultrarunning days. Was running a race in the rain and was carrying a liquid backpack full of chocalate ensure to get through the 40 mile run. Even though it was raining hard I felt a sudden extra amount of liquid running down my back, looked over my shoulder and my whole shorts were staining brown in the back as the bottom seal had work loose on the camel back. I heard the whispers of a few runners around me saying things like "f_in hardcore" and "dude wont even stop" etc. . Granted you do see some crazy stuff on those long runs. Always thought it to be one of the funniest stories from those days and still makes me laugh.
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Originally Posted by oldbikenewbike View Post
Now you know why most bike shorts are black......
True dat.
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Originally Posted by WNG View Post
The OxyClean pretreatment seems to live up to its hype. Had released many laundry stains for me in the past.

BTW, note to self....wear black shorts.
+1 for sure.

I just cleaned a few pair of shorts that suffered the same fate (brown stains from over-oiling an old Belt saddle).

I used Resolve pre-treatment. Has two nozzles, one for oxygen-something and one for another-whatever.

Anyways, totally did the trick. I no longer look like a soiled hobo around the office after riding in to work!
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Originally Posted by dailycommute View Post
Looks good, I like obenauf myself, way better than sno seal imo.

Funny brown short story from ultrarunning days. Was running a race in the rain and was carrying a liquid backpack full of chocalate ensure to get through the 40 mile run. Even though it was raining hard I felt a sudden extra amount of liquid running down my back, looked over my shoulder and my whole shorts were staining brown in the back as the bottom seal had work loose on the camel back. I heard the whispers of a few runners around me saying things like "f_in hardcore" and "dude wont even stop" etc. . Granted you do see some crazy stuff on those long runs. Always thought it to be one of the funniest stories from those days and still makes me laugh.
Hahaha, that's priceless.
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i accidentally unloaded in my pants once while playing ping pong. i'd like to say i had food poisoning or it was like a depression-era dance marathon, but no such luck. i was at chris childers' house in the 4th grade, and his dad drove me home with the load still in my pants amid our complete silence and that sweet smell lofting through the car like a terrible joke that you can't untell. i remember quietly rolling my passenger window all the way down. at home, i cleaned up and ran back to his house to play some more. i was embarrassed, but he had just picked up this album he was raving about, called 'moving pictures,' and i just had to hear it.

now if i could just pull this story together with a tom sawyer quote...
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Originally Posted by CO_Hoya View Post
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I finally got around to mounting it on a bike last weekend. Then I rode the bike with khaki shorts. Now the butt of my shorts has gone brown.

Any suggestions for getting the brown out?
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Cute story, Eschlwc, but way too much information. <:
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I told myself before I even clicked on this tread that I was going to regret it.

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Originally Posted by eschlwc View Post
i accidentally unloaded in my pants once while playing ping pong. i'd like to say i had food poisoning or it was like a depression-era dance marathon, but no such luck. i was at chris childers' house in the 4th grade, and his dad drove me home with the load still in my pants amid our complete silence and that sweet smell lofting through the car like a terrible joke that you can't untell. i remember quietly rolling my passenger window all the way down. at home, i cleaned up and ran back to his house to play some more. i was embarrassed, but he had just picked up this album he was raving about, called 'moving pictures,' and i just had to hear it.

now if i could just pull this story together with a tom sawyer quote...
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Cute story, Eschlwc, but way too much information. <:
I'da just referenced the Greg Lemond "bad peach" story.
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Neil Peart's adventures on a bike in Africa , a possible Tom Sawyer and lose bowel thread .
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Originally Posted by rootboy View Post
Cute ... but way too much information. <:
that's what i do.

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I'da just referenced the Greg Lemond "bad peach" story.
that one, i don't know.

Originally Posted by lee kenney View Post
Neil Peart's adventures on a bike in Africa , a possible Tom Sawyer and loose bowel thread .
twain's tom sawyer would have probably blamed someone else, changed, and stolen a pie.

but, "today's tom sawyer"? he's just "riding out the day's events."

"the river!!"
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Originally Posted by dailycommute View Post
Looks good, I like obenauf myself, way better than sno seal imo.

Funny brown short story from ultrarunning days. Was running a race in the rain and was carrying a liquid backpack full of chocalate ensure to get through the 40 mile run. Even though it was raining hard I felt a sudden extra amount of liquid running down my back, looked over my shoulder and my whole shorts were staining brown in the back as the bottom seal had work loose on the camel back. I heard the whispers of a few runners around me saying things like "f_in hardcore" and "dude wont even stop" etc. . Granted you do see some crazy stuff on those long runs. Always thought it to be one of the funniest stories from those days and still makes me laugh.
Quite certain that was the funniest thing I've read today.
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