I used to buy custom made 100% cotton dress shirts. Because of heavy starch,
they lasted two to three years a the most (5 shirts rotated evenly and worn
5 days a week). I was told by Custom Shirt Shop of Cleveland Ohio that
NOTHING would get that stain out that develops over time around the collar;
they are body oils that simply permanently stain and yellow the shirt.
I never did find anything that disproves that... and I tried. Now that I'm
retired, I've got a closet full of dress white shirt that have become
kick-around work shirts. A damn shame at about ninety bucks a throw!
as long as the shirt is not sik or wool oven clean sprayed on it and
left for a few minutes works great--reason why is oven clean is lye or
sodium hydroxide--it reacts with the oils and fats to make soap
so in essence you are turning the material into soap--please be careful
not to get in eyes and do not lave near children--getting this in your
eyes is bad news
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