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Does anyone know how to clean white football pants and jersey?

my son who is 16 is just now starting to play football. i just found out that the parents have to wash the uniforms. i have no idea how to do that. do i soak them overnight then wash in the washer or just wash them in the washer. what detergent to i use? i use A & H liquid gel detergent. is that ok? should i use another? what stain remover do i use. i am so stressed here. he has to play tomorrow.

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kaylovesewan

Asked by kaylovesewan at 11:02 PM on Sep. 19, 2010 in Teens (13-17)

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  • Oxy clean works best for me.Soak if you can
    booniemom

    Answer by booniemom at 11:35 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • I used spray and wash if it was too bad and mostly just threw it in and washed in hot water...no big deal.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 11:38 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • Do NOT use bleach..it will turn them a nasty yellow. I use Spray and Wash or Shout right on the stains and let it soak in for about 10 minutes and then wash and dry. I have also use Fells Naptha soap. It is a bar soap that you rub on the stains and then wash like normal.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 12:18 AM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • Do not use bleach. I have used Oxy Clean and non-chlorine bleach products.
    FootballMom85

    Answer by FootballMom85 at 7:11 AM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • i use zout on my kids clothes works wonders it even took berry stains out of my youngest good ants we thought were ruined
    sherryb1273

    Answer by sherryb1273 at 8:42 AM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • pants not ants*
    sherryb1273

    Answer by sherryb1273 at 8:42 AM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • I use Tide and OxyClean and I buy the Oxy Clean spray for touch stains (like Grass).
    There isn't necessarily anything different about washing the uniforms than other whites, except I wouldn't use the bleach either.

    When they are really bad I put a can of coke in the washing machine. I know that sounds weird - but it totally works.
    blessedwboysx3

    Answer by blessedwboysx3 at 1:00 PM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • Hydrogen peroxide or oxy-clean. Put them in the sun to dry.
    cleanaturalady

    Answer by cleanaturalady at 12:55 PM on Sep. 21, 2010

  • Biz works well on my son's baseball pants
    sahlady

    Answer by sahlady at 1:24 PM on Sep. 21, 2010

  • No bleach for sure! I used scrub with tide every night. Then my boys told me I was getting them too clean, looks like they dont play. A easier way, which is always good for me, automatic dishwashing detergent. Soak them in it. whitens them tremendously, will any white load. It gets rid of the buildup of detergent and hard water graying too. But I have not found anything that works better than a tooth brush and tide. works every single timfe. Believe me I have scrubbed a lot of grass stains knees out of every possible type of pant two young boys can get themselves dirty in, they are definitly outdoors boys.
    cmrbored

    Answer by cmrbored at 9:44 AM on Sep. 23, 2010

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