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Old 08-28-2012, 02:18 AM
 
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Nahhhh, forget the dishwashing liquid. That's designed for dishes. You need something designed for clothes.

Get a stain remover stick at the grocery store in the laundry detergent section and rub it in, then wash normally following directions.
Dish washing liquid is designed to remove grease. Guess what the basis of that stain is? Body oil.... or grease. Why buy another product (that doesn't work very well -- I've tried) when you already have one that does?
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:24 AM
 
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Actually, I've had better luck with shampoo.
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Old 08-28-2012, 05:08 PM
 
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Actually, I've had better luck with shampoo.
Shampoo would also work for the same reason -- it degreases.

My big thing is I despise buying tons of products that essentially do the same thing but they are marketed for different uses. Waste of money. I wash my tub with baking soda and shampoo, baking soda is softly abrasive and shampoo cleans the greasy soap scum.

In the kitchen I clean my sinks with baking soda and dish soap.

I clean my floors with dish soap (very little so I don't have to rinse).
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Old 08-29-2012, 12:36 PM
 
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I just read recently white chalk works for this as well. Rub chalk on it, let sit for 15 minutes, then wash.
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Old 08-29-2012, 01:08 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Nahhhh, forget the dishwashing liquid. That's designed for dishes. You need something designed for clothes.

Get a stain remover stick at the grocery store in the laundry detergent section and rub it in, then wash normally following directions.
The stick stain removers work the best for the collar.

If you usually get stains like that on your collars, keep the stain stick near wherever you change clothes. Treat the collar with the stain stick as soon as you take the shirt off and then put it in your hamper until laundry day. Wash it within a week of wearing it, don't let dirty clothes set around too long.

I used to work at a dry cleaners and we used the stain remover stick on the collars of the laundry shirts...it worked better than any commercial treatment we could buy for the same problem. It works better than dish soap also, the stain removers usually have enzymes in them to help break down the stains.
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