Getting White Pants Clean

You might feel a little silly doing it, but nothing, I mean nothing, works as well as hanging the pants on a car wash mat holder and spraying them with high pressure soap and water. It takes me less than a minute to do and I never have to pre-treat, scrub or soak. I have people ask me all the time how I keep the white baseball pants clean. I was spending $20 a month in products before someone taught me this quick trick at a tournament. 

I am amazed!!! I just used Whink's Rust & Iron Stain Remover (Ace Hardware) and my son's pants are white again.  I was afraid to use it because his pants have a red pinstripe but it didn't affect it at all.  His pants were at a point where we were just going to have to trash them since we couldn't get the stains out. Until now...  First I sprayed them with Oxy Clean and let them sit over night.  Then let them soak in Whink's for 3 hours and then I washed them through a normal wash cycle with detergent.  The pants look brand new again!!

Originally Posted by hueysdad:

I just throw them in the wash. From game one on . If it's stained it's stained . My silent protest against white pants. I refuse to spend extra time on them . Here's a question do you own a pair of white pants yourself? I didn't think so.

Good point.  I just think white uniforms look good, and look better when they are clean.  At least at the start of the game and season.  A little dirt means the kid is working...or just playing in the dirt.  We wear gray for our games, but my son has some white for practices.  No extra work really needed, just add the Iron Out to your wash.  It will do the rest.  It will get the rest of your whites nice and clean too.

My wife... and kids, for that matter... like to give me a hard time about my activity on this site. When they call me "Soylent Green" for being a few minutes late to the dinner table for instance, you know they're laying it on thick. I gently remind them that hey, "Soylent green is people"!

 

Anyway... I'm getting revenge this morning... Sending a link to this thread to my wife under the email heading "This made me think of you, love".

 

I may have more time to peruse the site starting tonight... from the couch ;-)

Originally Posted by Soylent Green:

My wife... and kids, for that matter... like to give me a hard time about my activity on this site. When they call me "Soylent Green" for being a few minutes late to the dinner table for instance, you know they're laying it on thick. I gently remind them that hey, "Soylent green is people"!

 

Anyway... I'm getting revenge this morning... Sending a link to this thread to my wife under the email heading "This made me think of you, love".

 

I may have more time to peruse the site starting tonight... from the couch ;-)

....and you think that's going to make her want you to spend more time here???? 

 

Originally Posted by Soylent Green:

My wife... and kids, for that matter... like to give me a hard time about my activity on this site. When they call me "Soylent Green" for being a few minutes late to the dinner table for instance, you know they're laying it on thick. I gently remind them that hey, "Soylent green is people"!

 

Anyway... I'm getting revenge this morning... Sending a link to this thread to my wife under the email heading "This made me think of you, love".

 

I may have more time to peruse the site starting tonight... from the couch ;-)

Me thinks you in big trouble.  

I was trying to give my wife a hard time by sending her his thread on the snide, but as usual with such efforts it backfired on me. She enjoyed reading it and asked me to share the following, FWIW:

  1. She recently ordered this product, but hasn't used it yet -http://m.clubhouseucs.com/#!Clubhouse%20Kit|page_1
  2. She finds that she worries less about absolute whiteness with each passing season.

Ok I cheat on this one.  Take the pants to the car wash bays.  Pin them up and let the soap sprayer get it out.  After you spray them down keep them in a bag or put them in a bucket in the car and let them soak as you drive home before you wash them.  You can watch the stains come out right before your eyes.  BEST TRICK EVER.  

Originally Posted by Keith B.:

Ok.  Iron Out is THE TRUTH!  One more soak and wash and ALL stains are GONE.  If you aren't using this stuff, get some NOW.  I will now scotchgard fabric and add Iron Out to the wash.

True dat!

My wife says it does have a smell to it but she is willing to put up with it because it works so well. 

I use the iron out too.  I have a top load washing machine.  Fill it with hot water, toss in the iron out and some detergent, soak overnight with the top down, spin out in the morning then wash as usual.  Absolutely no work, no smell and it works every time.  Most of the time I wait until there's a weeks worth of practice and game pants too.  I did wonder what it might do to the machine but it seems to be holding up fine.  

Uniforms should never see the inside of a dryer.  Always air dry.  If you still have stains, you can keep working on them as long as you do not set them in the dryer.

 

Fels Naptha works great.  I basically scrub using the material itself - soap up right pants leg and use to scrub left pants leg.  I use lots of water when soaping up and then usually soak in kitchen sink for 1-2 hours - basically rinse in the sink but with the drain closed.  That way the Fels Naptha works it way everywhere.  Then wash and hand to dry.

LowNaway posted:


Fels-Naptha - A parent gave a bar to each parent on the team a few years back. We did the same thing on the next years team and kept the tradition going. Good stuff and cheap. Krogers has it for around a dollar.

"What'd ya want me to do...DIVE???" Corbin Bersen - Major League

Love the idea! šŸ‘

meads posted:
LowNaway posted:


Fels-Naptha - A parent gave a bar to each parent on the team a few years back. We did the same thing on the next years team and kept the tradition going. Good stuff and cheap. Krogers has it for around a dollar.

"What'd ya want me to do...DIVE???" Corbin Bersen - Major League

Love the idea! šŸ‘

Although we haven't had too many at bats, so I haven't had to use the Iron Out yet this stuff "Fels-Naptha" works great!!!! and a scoop of Oxy Clean and his pants still look new.

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