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Need help removing small lip balm spots from t-shirts

NarianNarian Registered User regular
edited July 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
So I accidentally left an Avon Moisture Therapy lip balm stick in my shorts and ran in through the dryer which left small wax/oil spots on some of my good t-shirts. I'm wondering if anyone knows of a tried-and-true method of getting rid of such spots or if I should just go take the shirts to the cleaners.

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  • LewieP's MummyLewieP's Mummy Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Hot iron, brown paper and kitchen roll. layer brown paper then absorbent kitchen roll on your ironing board underneath the mark, then do the same on top of it:

    i.e
    brown paper
    .................... kitchen roll
    __________ t shirt
    .................... kitchen roll
    brown paper

    sandwich, then iron. Don't use a steam setting, just cotton/linen, with no water in the iron. That should get rid of most of it (works with candle wax, too), then rub in washing up liquid (dish washing liquid) and soak for a bit. then wash in the washing machine as normal.

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  • NarianNarian Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Is the dish liquid + soak an extremely crucial step? Or could I use something else? (Out of province working.)

    Other than that, thanks a million for the help.

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  • Casual EddyCasual Eddy The Astral PlaneRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    What do you mean by kitchen roll?

    like a roll of paper towels?

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