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Old 05-28-07, 05:31 PM
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New shirt bled on itself in washer.. What the hell?

Ok, just washed a new shirt in the washer. The shirt was the ringer design. So it was all white and blue trim around the neck and arm holes... Well the blue bled all over the shirt.. How the hell are you supposed to wash it without that happening?

I did a cold wash
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don't wash
wash it again and it may come out
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Sounds like an emo shirt
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Maybe one of the girls sabotaged your shirt to bleed. You are being stalked!
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You probably should've hand washed it in cold water. Or dry cleaned it.
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What does the little tag say?
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I hope you didn't dry it, that'll make it more difficult to get out. Do you have any stain stick stuff to wipe on the white part?
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Where did you buy it? I'd take it back and tell them you wore it one time and washed it and look what happened.

BTW, I always use Shout Color Catchers when I wash new clothes
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It was either 1) dry clean only 2) really, really cheap or 3)

I can't see it being defective -- it's not like they make each shirt with a different type of dye.
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Originally Posted by matta
It was either 1) dry clean only 2) really, really cheap or 3)

I can't see it being defective -- it's not like they make each shirt with a different type of dye.

#2... Kind of. It was a Adidas shirt from Tj Maxx or maybe Marshalls. I had bought for the gym or maybe to wear on the weekends, so it's not that big of a deal. Just seems kind of wierd. I think it was $10.
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In the future, when you buy something with dark color like that, if you will soak it in a solution of white vinegar (1 part) and water (1 part), it should keep the colors from bleeding when you wash it.
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Originally Posted by j123vt_99
Ok, just washed a new shirt in the washer. The shirt was the ringer design. So it was all white and blue trim around the neck and arm holes... Well the blue bled all over the shirt.. How the hell are you supposed to wash it without that happening?

I did a cold wash
I had the exact same thing happen to me the other day. I took it back for an exchange.


I'll try your advice, Vibiana.
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Originally Posted by Vibiana
In the future, when you buy something with dark color like that, if you will soak it in a solution of white vinegar (1 part) and water (1 part), it should keep the colors from bleeding when you wash it.

so do you presoak in the solution and then do a 'normal' wash?
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Originally Posted by j123vt_99
so do you presoak in the solution and then do a 'normal' wash?
Yes. Ten to fifteen minutes should do it.
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If the vinegar alone doesn't do it, add some salt an some ketchup.

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