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April 26, 2018


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Stain Guide | Washable Fabrics | Dye Stains

Stain Guide for Washable Fabrics

DYE STAINS / DYE TRANSFER

Always read and follow the care instructions and any warnings on the garment label. And, follow the General Rules for washable fabric stain removal.

  • Soak the entire garment in a dilute solution of all-fabric powered bleach. Check the garment care label and check for color fastness first. And, be aware that during soaking all colors may be lightened.
  • If the stain remains and the garment is colorfast, soak the entire garment in a dilute solution of liquid chlorine bleach and water. Again, test for colorfastness first.
  • Caution: Chlorine bleach may change the color of the garment or cause irreversible damage. Therefore, it is important to check for color fastness before using. If the stain does not come out within 15 minutes of bleaching, it cannot be removed by bleaching, and any further exposure to bleach will weaken the fabric.
  • Note: To check for color fastness to liquid chlorine bleach, mix 1 tablespoon of bleach with 1/4 cup of water. Use an eyedropper to put a drop of this solution on a hidden seam or pocket edge inside the garment. Let it stand two minute, then blot dry. If there is no color change it is safe to use the product. Powered bleaches have directions for doing colorfastness tests.
  • There are also a number of dye removers/strippers, such as one from Rit, which are available in drug and grocery stores. However, color removers will also take out fabric colors as well as the stain.


 


CAMELBAK® SKIRMISH PACK
This pack, made with 500D CORDURA® Classic fabric, is durable with some serious features. Its sleek composite MOLLE paneling provides secure attachment for pouches and gear. Skirmish features the Mil Spec Antidote® Lumbar Reservoir. The exclusive reservoir design moves the weight of the water onto the hips to ensure a comfortable/ergonomic load-carry as well as lower center of gravity. The full clamshell opening allows for easy access to the main compartment.
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MANHATTAN PORTAGE PRALL BACKPACK
Made out of lightweight and durable CORDURA® Lite fabric, this unique bag can be worn over the shoulder that includes a strap clasp to eliminate extra straps from hanging. It also features reflective tape that will definitely make you stand out in a crowd. Unique one strap backpack design featuring both drawstring and buckle closure 3M™ reflective strip for extra visibility.
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