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    Can anyone recommend a good washing stain remover for going away on holiday?

    Hi folks, a bit of a strange question here but i gotta ask it as i binned a few pairs of shorts last year because of this.

    ok going to mexico soon (no swine flu jokes please), going back again this year, the problem is the water is soo bad there it really discolours clothes, mainly swimming shorts by either pool water or swimming in the sea.

    I always take with me a travel clothes wash, but last year it was useless against the water there, i did wash them regardless but the whites kept going more orange and discoloured, I put them all on a high temp wash when i got home with quite a number of stain removal names, but the orange dullness never came out, as a result I've had to chuck about 3 decent pairs of shorts away and also a couple of t-shirts that have caught the wet shorts at the bottom.

    Anyway, the question i would like to ask is :

    Is there any DECENT product on the market that i can take with me and use to soak my affected clothes in overnight?

    Bearing in mind that I'm going on holiday and don't want to be taking with me a 5L bottle of washing liquid!

    I'm sure quite a lot of people would of had this problem as I know a few was complaining about it last year who we met up with.

    Cheers

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    Banned

    nothing will work, there not stains the chemicals discolour them

    I found this useful when i was on holiday but if it's discoloured as Sassie says you can't do anything
    lakeland.co.uk/eco…089

    Original Poster

    sassie;6169246

    nothing will work, there not stains the chemicals discolour them



    Chemicals in the Sea?

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    Cartoonhead;6169280

    Chemicals in the Sea?



    no chemicals in the pool, salt will also rot clothes along with the other crap in the sea

    Can't help but i love your avvy ..Ideal is one of my very favouritist programmes ever:thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    so theres nothing at all out on the market that can remove the staining caused by the chemicals used in the pools?

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    queenlush;6169303

    Can't help but i love your avvy ..Ideal is one of my very favouritist … Can't help but i love your avvy ..Ideal is one of my very favouritist programmes ever:thumbsup:



    hehe mine too, ta :thumbsup:

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    Cartoonhead;6169307

    so theres nothing at all out on the market that can remove the staining … so theres nothing at all out on the market that can remove the staining caused by the chemicals used in the pools?



    sorry but :giggle::giggle:

    Have you tried bleaching your whites?

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    queenlush;6169325

    Have you tried bleaching your whites?



    well, some of the shorts i have have lots of coloured designs on them, so I was worried about colours running.

    If there is some kind of "Travel Bleach" I'm willing to give it a go tho

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    Cartoonhead;6169349

    well, some of the shorts i have have lots of coloured designs on them, so … well, some of the shorts i have have lots of coloured designs on them, so I was worried about colours running.If there is some kind of "Travel Bleach" I'm willing to give it a go tho



    if you bleach them you wont have to worry about colours running, there will be no colours left to run - lol

    Original Poster

    sassie;6169356

    if you bleach them you wont have to worry about colours running, there … if you bleach them you wont have to worry about colours running, there will be no colours left to run - lol



    Glo white do a travel wash, maybe baby bottle steralising tablets as they aren't as harsh and hot water tends to set a stain so maybe try washing on a cooler temperature

    sassie;6169356

    if you bleach them you wont have to worry about colours running, there … if you bleach them you wont have to worry about colours running, there will be no colours left to run - lol



    fair point lol

    Original Poster

    I'll nip to my local supermarket after work tomorrow, but in the meantime if anyone comes up with something they have used in the past that works i would be very grateful

    Cheers everyone btw

    only other option is buy cheap gear that you are willing to sling once the holiday is over.

    Banned

    only one solution, take cheap clothes that you dont mind chucking, anyway this years fashion is so out by next year - lol

    friends just come back from mexico and never mentioned anything about their clothese going yuck

    sassie;6169393

    only one solution, take cheap clothes that you dont mind chucking, anyway … only one solution, take cheap clothes that you dont mind chucking, anyway this years fashion is so out by next year - lolfriends just come back from mexico and never mentioned anything about their clothese going yuck



    lol snap

    Original Poster

    maybe they use diff chemicals in pools etc, or stronger etc.

    Banned

    whats wrong with the sea in the gulf of mexico then?

    Water always looks crystal clear on tv shows and much cleaner than the med which doesnt stain my clothes!

    Cartoonhead;6169415

    maybe they use diff chemicals in pools etc, or stronger etc.



    Could be anything, a reaction with chlorine, salt from the sea, the sun, also could be the type of fabric

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    I take a Vanish Stain Remover bar, its really good , and it makes your hands really soft at the same time
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