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How do I get caked-on white deodorant out of the armpits of my tight shirts?

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Asked by dnmc1985 at 8:43 AM on Mar. 9, 2011 in Beauty & Style

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  • Try this: Put the cloth in warm water for about 15 to 20 minutes which will loosen up the stained area in a bucket or a container or a tub.

    After15-20 mins put a tablespoon of vinegar and a tablespoon of dishwashing detergent in the same bucket or container. Depending upon the severity of the stain you may also need to dab with alcohol afterward. Try to remove the stain immediately. Rinse twice or thrice with normal water immediately in order to retain the color of the garment.


    Answer by AnuMeha at 8:55 AM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • rinse out first to try to scrub out the clumps, then a stain remover..
    be aware that some deodorants contain a bleach or bleach like agent so you may be sol.

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 4:44 PM on Mar. 9, 2011

  • First off eliminate the problem! I swear by the Avon brand On Duty Clear Protection Anti-Perspirant Deodorant. It doesn't leave marks, no caking, no sweating and its .99. Best stuff ever.
    Now to fix the shirt. Buy an expensive soft bristled toothbrush. Try very gently rubbing the area with the toothbrush to loosen the "cake" Then turn the shirt inside out to wash it with warm water which will help loosen the goo. Once its washed check to make sure its all gone if it isn't repeat the process. You don't want to put it in the dryer if any of it remains because it will melt onto everything. Hope that helps!

    Answer by usbornebooksdh at 12:49 AM on Mar. 13, 2011

  • Once deodorant is caked under pits on under shirts, boil them out. Use a spoon to move the water thru the fabric. I tried vinegar. No help. Windex ( for the ammonia) no help. I tried dish detergent with baking soda and a brush. Some help. Dish detergent and brush followed by boiling and you see and smell and feel that nasty stiff material return to normal. Then launder as normal.

    Answer by Toby420 at 6:13 PM on Dec. 2, 2014

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