Cleaning Lampshades

I have white lampshades that turned brown from smoking in the house. Can they be made white again & how to do it?
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on 8/17/2007 11:57 AM desgnr said the following:

No. Buy new ones, and quit smoking.
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Bill
In Hamptonburgh, NY
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Depend on whether the shade is glued or sewn together. Most are glued, and will fall apart if submerged. If they are sewn, use a bucket wide enough to fit the widest part of the shade, and tall enough to hold 1/2 the shade. Fill with water, detergent and a little bleach. Submerge and spin for a few minutes. Turn shade over and repeat. Rinse in the shower.
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