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Lighting57
12-03-2011, 11:57 AM
Can someone tell me how to brighten dingy underwear?
Better yet, how to prevent it to start with.
I wear nylon spandex under pants and nylon slips.
After only a few washings they always look dull and dingy.:aww:

Jan in CA
12-03-2011, 02:32 PM
I'm not sure how to brighten them after the fact..maybe a non-bleach additive? I also would only wash those by themselves, never with colored laundry. Heat can destroy spandex, too. Drip dry your undies. I have a special hanger with clips on it that I've used for certain things.

In addition... I think hard water tends to cause problems, too.

Lighting57
12-03-2011, 03:05 PM
I wash them only with my husbands white dress shirts and hang them on skirt/pant hangers to dry.

Thanks.

GrumpyGramma
01-15-2012, 10:28 PM
Did you figure out a solution? (pun intended) I'd try soaking in OxyClean, I think.

Lighting57
01-16-2012, 10:51 AM
Did you figure out a solution? (pun intended) I'd try soaking in OxyClean, I think.

No, I haven't. I'll post it if/when I do though.

Jan in CA
01-16-2012, 01:08 PM
I used Oxyclean when it first came out in powder form and you put it in the wash or you had to mix it every time you used it for stains. I think they have easier pre mixes now..not sure. Anyway that stuff worked pretty well and it's worth a try for sure!

Lighting57
01-16-2012, 03:58 PM
I used OxiClean when it first came out too, but it's been a long time since I've bought any. I'll put in om my shopping list.

Thanks.