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Old 03-18-2015, 07:31 AM
 
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Hi, yesterday i noticed some black marks on my jacket and tried to remove them by scraping the spot with some detergent. Because it wouldn't come off i scraped harder and harder. After i washed the spot and the jacked got dry i noticed that the jacket had lost some of it color at the spot that I've been scraping. Now the white spot is much more noticeable than those black marks that I've been trying to remove. It's really a new jacket and i like it very much so would really want to know if there is anything that i can do to bring back the color on the spot. The only option that i can think of is to try and dye only the spot with the exact same color. Can this be achieved? Can i dye only a certain spot on the jacket? Also, will i be able to find the exact same color?
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Old 03-18-2015, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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I would take the jacket to a dry cleaner, and see if they can make a difference. You may have left some detergent residue in the fabric that is making it LOOK whiter....

What was on the jacket, and why are you "scraping" the fabric?

Take it to a pro!!!
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Old 03-18-2015, 08:51 AM
 
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I would take the jacket to a dry cleaner, and see if they can make a difference. You may have left some detergent residue in the fabric that is making it LOOK whiter....

What was on the jacket, and why are you "scraping" the fabric?

Take it to a pro!!!

OK, rubbing, scraping whatever, i think it was oil or something like tar, but that doesn't matter now. Don't you think that the color of the jacket might have been removed from that spot?
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Old 03-18-2015, 08:52 AM
 
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Color matching can be very difficult, but a poorly matched black spot will likely be less noticeable than a white spot. You could try it, and it you don't care for the results do a complete dye.
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Old 03-18-2015, 09:00 AM
 
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Color matching can be very difficult, but a poorly matched black spot will likely be less noticeable than a white spot. You could try it, and it you don't care for the results do a complete dye.
Yeah, i also thought about that, even if i don't find exactly the same color, the difference will be much less noticeable than now. The jacket is ochre, but i cannot do a full dye cause there are some blue parts.
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