Curry stain removal
March 26, 2005 12:04 AM   Subscribe

Does anyone have a tried & tested way of getting curry stains out of clothing please?

Bombay Aloo to be precise, on a brand new and fairly expensive Ben Sherman polo shirt!
posted by kenchie to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (6 answers total)
Best answer: Hmmm... this Bombay Aloo seems to be a UK invention. We don't have anything like that over here. ;)

Try a lime wedge rubbed over the shirt, dry in the sun, and wash the good ol' way. So one of my aunts says anyway.

And never wear expensive clothes to Indian restaurants. :p
posted by madman at 1:42 AM on March 26, 2005

a little vinegar mixed with water should do the trick.
posted by youarejustalittleant at 4:31 AM on March 26, 2005

That's most likely turmeric causing the stain. New Scientist says to wash with methylated spirits (denatured alcohol) and leave in the sun. Washing with 3% hydrogen peroxide seems to be a popular method too.
posted by TungstenChef at 4:34 AM on March 26, 2005

I don't know if it helps with curry, but oxi-clean gets out more than you would think. Think bleach without killing the colors.
posted by bh at 8:50 AM on March 26, 2005

Ben Sherman shirts look better with a little curry
posted by lunkfish at 1:14 AM on March 28, 2005

Curry removal? Ask Dave Winer. ;)
posted by raster at 11:04 AM on March 28, 2005

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