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Mud stains and polyester jersey

Old 06-19-13, 07:53 AM
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Mud stains and polyester jersey

I just got my first jersey for commuting to help with the 100F + temps on my commute home. This past Friday i got caught in a rare rain shower and now I can't get the mud spots off of it. I searched the forums and the most common suggestion i found was to use Oxyclean - which didn't work. I've also tried soaking it in borax and hand scrubbing it to no avail. After 4 washes there has been little improvement.

Any suggestions for getting it clean? It is a safety yellow/green 100% polyester jersey from performance bike... Or do I just take it back? I know, i know.... fenders. But that's hard to justify the additional cost when this is the first rain I've ridden in over the past 3 months and getting wet didn't bother me.

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If you put it in the dryer, the stains have likely set, and will be much harder to get out. Usually the OxiClean laundry spray does the trick- spray it on, scrub a little, then wash. If it doesn't all come out in the wash, spray it and wash it again, but DON'T PUT IT IN THE DRYER until the stain is as gone as you think it is going to get.
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I use GOOP hand cleaner for stains. Rub a dollop of GOOP into the stain and let it stand for 15 minutes or so. Throw it in the washer.

I don't place bike clothes into the dryer.

GOOP works on most stains I've encountered.
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No I haven't put it in the dryer. I'll have to find some goop...

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I got some mud on my gear riding in Kauai HI. The stuff was red-brown and incredibly slippery. They called it Hawaiian Ice. It never came out. It's really really fine particles of weathered lava and the tiny size and sharp edges causes it to lodge in the fabric and fibers. It's basically mechanically embedded and no solvent, detergent, or chemical bleach will touch it.
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I bet hot lava would take that stain right out
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