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    I am just wondering if any one could help me with a couple of stains that my daughter has on her new very expensive Ralph Lauren T-shirt. She had been to the Australian Tennis Open for the day and she must of leant againt some thing and has now several lines of grease on the front of T - Shirt. At lunch time she dropped some tomato sauce (ketchup) on the front as well. Not a successful day for her or her T-Shirt. I have tried to remove the stains and then washed it but it stills has some stain residue left on both stains. The fabric is made of 100% cotton.
    Would anyone have any idea of removing the remaining stains? I would be very grateful
    Cheers Jackie.

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    I use LAs Totally Awsome from the dollar store. It gets it all out.

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    I hope you didn't dry it in high heat. That would really set the stains and make them harder to get out.

    But I'm sure someone on this board can come up with something.

    I get blood stains out with peroxide, and sometimes with plain cold water and soap. Or sometimes simply with meat tenderizer..do they still have stuff like this? Then there's Oxyclean, and sometimes just plain old bleach, unless the label says not to use it.

    After you try whatever others suggest and should there be some stains left, (NO HOT WATER OR HEAT) then I'd suggest you take it to the dry cleaner.

    Make DD pay for her next shirt, I found through experience that it got through my hard headed kids' wallets to their brains. Much faster than my talking to them in loud tones.

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    I use oxy or a bleach pen if its a white shirt.

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    That Awesome from the Dollar Store really works well. But you could also try mixing the Oxyclean into a paste, rubbing in on fairly thick and just let it dry overnight. Hopefully it will come out for you. Good luck!

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    There is a product that Hancock's sells called Grandma's Secret Spot Remover. Eleanor Burns also advertises it on her television show. You may have to use it more than once but it does seem to work on stains.

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    I have used Dawn dish soap. I would only air dry until you know the stain.

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    ...until you know the stain is gone.

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    Sard wonder soap is excellent...not the spray on - but the bar soap. Works on grease, biro and all kinds of stuff.

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    grease is really hard to remove good luck!

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    When my kids were babies, we used to make a dilute mixture of chlorine bleach and automatic dish washer powder. You put it in a bucket with some water and soak the garment.

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    Oxyclean does wonders for me.

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    Dawn dishwashing liquid is the best stain remover I have found. Put a few drops on stain let set for a few minutes, then wash as usual.

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    Thanks for all your help. I did use washing up detergent and rubbed gently and it took some of the stain away but there is still residue. I only air dry my clothes on the clothes line. I never put them in the clothes dryer. I may have to see if I can buy oxyclean here in Australia.

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    All of the suggestions are great! I was once told (by a woman who's husband was a mechanic) that grease removes grease, i. e. dawn for the grease stains. I use Oxyclean religiously. You have to let the garment soak for 24 hrs or more. Don't give up. Good luck!

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    For tomato stains I hang it in the sun after washing. Is the grease a black grease or just an oil stain? For oil spots (cooking oil, etc.) I sprinkle with talc or cornstarch, rub in and let it sit for a few days to allow the talc to absorb the oil. Then brush off with a stiff brush.

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    Grandma's Secret Spot Remover is the best. I had a stain on one my tops, it had been there for a while, I had tried everything, nothing seemed to work. I used Grandma's on it and it took it completely out. It had been washed several times and dried in the dryer, but it still took it out. Most quilt stores, Hobby Lobby has it, you can order it on line through Quilt in a Day site.

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    Dawn dish soap is the best on grease. Efferdent is awesome on food stains. 2 or 3 tablets in warm water leave over night and it's gone.

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    Yes, Sard soap is good. Did you try eucalyptus oil? I find it is magic.

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    Awesome is the product I use.

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    I have used WD-40 to get out grease stains. It loosens the grease from the fibers. Coke will also get out a lot of stains.

    I have had good luck using the Tide to go stain stick pens to get out tomato stains. Not sure why it works, but it does.

    If you can't buy oxyclean, you can make it. Just google how to make oxyclean or oxiclean.

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    This sounds crazy, but I use peanut butter to get stains out.

    My DIL told me about it, and it works.

    It also gets the glue residue off bottle and jars. If you've tried all of the other things and they haven't worked - what have you got to lose by trying the pb method.

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    To remove those black grease stains just rub some shortening (Crisco) on it, I do with a used toothbrush to make sure that it gets into the fibers, Let it rest for about half an hour. Them wash it with a detergent in hot water. The stains disappeared every time I did it. My son used to be a car mechanic that gave me plenty of practice!

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    I have good results with just rubbing the stain with a bar of Ivory soap before washing.

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    I have always had luck with using a 1/4 cup of Dawn original and Biz and let it soak a couple of days in a bucket of water.
    Good Luck! Biz and Shout It Out has always worked for me with the boys ball stained clothes.

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