Keeping white shirts white

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Re: Keeping white shirts white

Post by lazyeight » Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:31 am

SuperchargedRS wrote:Never had a problem with shirts turning yellow form contact from my body, misc dirt or BBQ sauce or something sure, yellow secretions not so much.

What your diet like?
It's not yellow secretions. From what I understand it's sweat reacting with the aluminum?

I eat very healthy, work out 5 days a week. Don't drink really much at all. I'm sure it's not my diet.
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Re: Keeping white shirts white

Post by lazyeight » Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:34 am

This guys a bit of a bro, but I've been using this method for a few days now. Seems to be working decently and by spraying a bit of the stuff on it before I throw it into the washer is kinda holding off the stains. They slowly come back but letting it soak for a while seems to bring it back to white.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFioRHiLNpw
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Re: Keeping white shirts white

Post by looproll » Sun Aug 07, 2016 7:52 pm

Hydrogen peroxide is the key. Mix it with Dawn and some baking soda for good measure and use a brush to work it into the stains. It breaks down sweat/antiperspirant stains better than anything else I've tried.
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Re: Keeping white shirts white

Post by beaverbob » Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:38 pm

Wear a T shirt and don't us antiperspirant. Don't confuse antiperspirant with deodorant. The former plugs your pores to block sweat, allowing you to heat up and the latter just smells better but allows you to sweat.
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Re: Keeping white shirts white

Post by 200hr Wonder » Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:44 pm

I have always A. wore a plain white undershirt summer and winter and B. use the following in the wash: Regular wash soap, Tide whatever your preference is, a little bit of bleach, I use about a quarter cup in a full load and a quarter cup of Borax. Thirty Mule Team Borax, what your grandmother used to get her whites white. Works great, as it reacts with water to form hydrogen peroxide. Also helps to keep your washing machine fresh smelling if you have a front load that tends to smell a little funky.
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Re: Keeping white shirts white

Post by DanWEC » Tue Aug 16, 2016 10:41 am

I just destroy the pits on my shirts. I'm a sweaty, greasy, stinky guy. (Form a single file line please ladies... one at a time) After one use, I leave putrid yellow stains on white shirts that would make oil workers cringe. Mothers cover their babies eyes before they begin to wail in terror upon the sights when I give a high five.
No luck after trying a bunch of detergents, bleach, lemon juice, peroxide, etc
I finally found the magic bullet- first, I switched to deodorant instead of anti-perspirant. I found the difference in sweating to be negligible.
Next, for all my previously stained shirts that looked like they were rubbed in yellowcake uranium, I gave the pits a good spray of oxi-clean, then rubbed them with a baking soda and water paste. Another little spray of oxi-clean and let it sit for an hour. Wash in hot water, detergent and bleach and Voila! As white as an LL Bean convention. Shocking, actually, and very relieving.
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Re: Keeping white shirts white

Post by KAG » Wed Aug 17, 2016 5:42 am

If you ever accidentally dye your shirts, throw in a box of RIT. its turns them back to sparkly white.
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Re: Keeping white shirts white

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Re: Keeping white shirts white

Post by trey kule » Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:48 pm

Listen up, you bunch of light beer drinking, metro-sexual, vegan pussies. Keepin your shirts white is womens' work.
Real pilots never sweat. Cool as cucumbers.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to return to teaching my gender sensitivity group
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Re: Keeping white shirts white

Post by Meddler » Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:00 am

Not a moment too soon trey cool. My faith in the sarcastic backbone of this site was almost gone. Real pilots wear plaid shirts and hip boots, if they have to wear white its one of three disastrous life events: a wedding, a funeral, or they had to apply to Jazz! :mrgreen:
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Re: Keeping white shirts white

Post by lazyeight » Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:55 am

Hilarious.
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