Did you soak the coat one Oxi-clean as well?.....Bodes
The steps were as follows:
Pants and Coat, Dry Cleaned and pressed. Not happy with the results. So onto the next step.
Pants, one overnight soak in Oxiclean, clean water rinse. Rinsed again in Mrs.Stewart's Bluing Liquid and a final clean water rinse. Air dried and then returned to the dry cleaners for pressing.
Coat, overnight soak in Oxiclean. Not happy with the results. Second overnight soak in Oxiclean and a clean water rinse. Second rinse with Mrs. Stewart's Bluing Liquid and then a final clean water rinse. Air dry and then to the cleaners for pressing.
I couldn't get the coat as white as the pants and neither as white as the hat cover.
A couple lessons I learned:
- Make absolutely sure the Oxiclean is completely dissolved and thoroughly mixed. Same with the Bluing Liquid.
- Put a clean white towel on top of the material you're soaking to keep it completely submerged.
- Stay away from regular bleach. It's not your friend and will yellow and weaken most of the older fabrics.
- If you can test a small piece of the material it's ideal. Takes the gamble out of the process.
Hope that helps.
Edited by Wedgehead30, 10 December 2016 - 02:43 PM.