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How to get sunscreen/sweat stains out of white/light technical fabric?

I've got a pile of non-organic (microfiber/spandex/etc.) athletic clothing that I love, but every part of it that's white quickly turns orangish--especially around the neckline--if I wear it after putting on sunscreen. (I think sweat is a factor too, although probably less so.) Since it's non-organic, I don't want to clean it in hot water or use bleach, but I have tried soaking it in OxyClean, vinegar solutions, and WIN detergent (which claims to be specially formulated for polyester-type tech fabrics) before washing, and none of those seem to work. Is there anything that does?
posted by psoas on Aug 8, 2013 - 8 answers

Why are acetate/spandex blends so hard to find?

Why aren't acetate/spandex blends more widely available? [more inside]
posted by phoenixy on Jun 7, 2011 - 18 answers

My ass, and covering it.

Where to buy non spandex yoga pants for adults? Inspired by the, uh ... comment trend in a previous thread.
posted by tilde on Dec 9, 2010 - 7 answers

Bruschetta + trousers = :(

Stainfilter: I spilled a tasty-but-volatile cocktail of bruschetta topping (raw tomato, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, basil, salt, ground pepper) on a pair of gray 97% cotton/3% spandex trousers. I threw them in the wash immediately (cold water, Woolite Black and vinegar) but the stain is now even worse. Can you save my favorite pants? [more inside]
posted by mdonley on May 20, 2010 - 13 answers

Can I get away with putting these "line dry" pants in the dryer?

LaundryFilter: I recently bought some stretch cotton pants. According to the label, stretch cotton is defined as c. 97-98% cotton, with the remainder being spandex. Unfortunately, that very same label informs me that I'm supposed to line dry these pants, which is enormously inconvenient for me. Could I get away with putting these through a few minutes in a regular dryer on the low dry/delicates setting or would that destroy the pants? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Apr 7, 2010 - 17 answers

Help me become Moleculo - THE MOLECULAR MAN!!!

Where can I find a generic superhero costume? [more inside]
posted by ObscureReferenceMan on Oct 16, 2008 - 10 answers

In search of superheroine costume ideas for a wedding

Looking for superheroine costume ideas. My girlfriend and I are going to a wedding where everyone is being asked to dress as a superhero of some kind. It doesn't matter if the superhero exists as a character or not, they just have to exist in someone's mind. [more inside]
posted by dolface on Apr 11, 2008 - 21 answers

Dying cotton clothes without shrinking them?

Is it possible to dye white shirts and dark blue shirts (both 100% cotton with a shelf bra that is 95% cotton/5% spandex) black without shrinking them? [more inside]
posted by flyingcowofdoom on Apr 8, 2008 - 6 answers

Trying to find a specific pair of stretchy Starter shorts!

Anyone know where to buy these simple Starter stretchy shorts? Here's what they look like. [more inside]
posted by ssnickerer on Aug 18, 2007 - 3 answers

Will 96% cotton and 4% spandex shrink in the dryer?

Will fabric that is 96% cotton and 4% spandex shrink in the dryer? There's a certain garment I want to buy, but only if I'm able to shrink it a bit, since it's too large for me now. Google tells me to always dry spandex on low setting, but I'm assuming those are instructions for people who DON'T want to shrink their clothes.
posted by parrots on Mar 15, 2004 - 6 answers

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