Getting stains out of cream breeches

ann-jen

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What a numpty I am! At the show last weekend. Jenny stood on her lead rope and it got covered in mud. I don't know what possessed me to stick it in the wash along with my breeches and show shirt!
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Anyway my breeches are now tie-dye effect cream with blue splodges! Any ideas how to get the stains out or are they ruined for good. I've tried washing them again with the stuff in a pink tub (can't remember name) and its still no better. I'm thinking I'll have to get new ones.
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You can get special stuff for this - I think it's called dye-gon or something.

Is definitely designed for removing colour run rather than actual stains. Might be worth a go, it worked when my mum managed to dye my yellow lifeguard t shirt a nice shade of lime green!
 

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Haha - I do when Jenny snaps her string in the carpark and goes for a jolly romp around a muddy field when we are already late for our dressage test! The only reason I caught her was because she trod on the lead rope and stopped herself but by this point it was smothered in mud!
Anyway thanks for the tips guys. I'm might give vanish another try but try soaking them in it first and then washing again. If that doesn't work I'll try getting some of that dye-gon as that sounds like useful stuff!
 

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The way I get stains out of cream breeches is two tablets of a well known non-bio powder and a Vanish tablet in a bucket of hot water, soak the breeches for at least twelve hours, every time I go past the bucket I give them a bit of rub, then I rinse them out and hang on the line. Works for me every time - also use this method for the dreaded white saddle cloths that my daughter insists on using - and they are still white (not grey and stained) after several years - in fact they are wearing out she uses them so much!
 

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Nappy soaker is great - we have NApisan in NZ - I think they do one that also removes colour stains.

Tip for owners of 'bad ponies' who break away, make several small loops of baler twine and attach to the headcollar - then when they pull back the rope stays behind and the horse hoons off with no nasty rope trailing.
 

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Thanks - thats a really good tip.
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Fortunately its not something she normally does really. We were just having a really bad day - starting with the lorry refusing to start and then rushing to get to the show in time and I think all the hectic vibes rubbed off on her!
 
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