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K. J. Roberts    Posted 08-27-2002 at 08:30:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My son bought a light blue T-shirt. The first time it was washed, it came out with big white patches all over, like bleach had spilled on it. None of the products I use has chlorine bleach in them. We attributed it to a cheap shirt until the next light blue T-shirt he purchased several months later came out of its first wash with similar marks. This has not happened to any red, black, dark blue, grey, gold, etc. T-shirts washed at the same time or with the same laundry products. Can you help solve this mystery?

shoaib sharief    Posted 11-08-2003 at 14:42:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i iam having white patches on my skin from last five years.the first patch i got in the year 1995, on my right leg little above on my ankle. then i went to skin specialist after taking his medicine its slowly slowly start spreading on my skin.from last two years i stop taking any medicine.plz tell me how can i cure from this uncure disease plz give me a suggestion.
urs sincerly

K.J. Roberts    Posted 08-27-2002 at 12:33:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I appreciate the last comment and confirmation of the fabric softener being the problem. I knew that was the only constant between both wash loads, and yet I still can't imagine why only those two light blue shirts were affected. Anyway, it must be the Downy liquid fabric softener, even completely diluted through the washing machine dispenser. I guess we'll live without soft clothes or maybe try something like Calgon in our hard water??

EIEIO    Posted 08-27-2002 at 15:01:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
KJ if I didn't have spells of "CRS", I would let you know what I use here for water softener. It is not as expensive as Calgon. If I think of it I will leave a separate post. Next time I am in town I will be sure to check it out at the store and let you know. It works great and helps with rinsing out all the suds residue. Oh my goodness, I sound like a commercial.

EIEIO-Just Remembered    Posted 08-27-2002 at 11:41:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
While I was outside getting grasshoppers for my chickens and ducks, we have an afternoon tea together. Anyway I remembered that this did happen to me, I figured it was the clothes softener I was using in the washing machine. I quit using the softener and no problem. Than all of a sudden just a few clothes were spotted coming out of the dryer, again it was the sheets I used that was doing it. I was using Bounce. I switched and no problem. Just a thought!

Do any of the patches resemble Elvis?    Posted 08-27-2002 at 11:24:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Maybe it could be a sign.

rhudson    Posted 08-27-2002 at 09:59:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi Mr. Roberts,

if the cloth was not properly cleaned or if it absorbed any chemicals ( usually lubricating oils) before it was dyed or the dye was not properly set (usually a fairly high temperature process), it will have a short life or easily be washed out. if both blue shirts came from the same manufacture that might be a clue. on the other hand alot of things happen to clothing during the day that you might not notice. bleaches, acids, you name it.

WallSal55    Posted 08-27-2002 at 09:09:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Some of the new dishwasher detergents contain
chlorine bleach, which I was totally unaware of
for a long time. I ruined many blouses. I would
say it's a product he is using repeatedly or
it's like EI says.

EIEIO    Posted 08-27-2002 at 08:59:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Morning KJ, one question are the shirts from the same mfg? If not this might go right along with the four socks in the dryer three socks out of the dryer mystery.

KJ    Posted 08-27-2002 at 09:11:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
In regard to your response and question: No, different manufacturers, different stores. I guess this goes into the big black hole.

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