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Does anyone know how to remove odor from polyester
Home Organizing & Cleaning / 8:25 PM - Friday July 17, 2009

does anyone know how to remove odor from polyester

i have a favorite pair of navy slacks that are polyester and they stink; the polyester has retained the odor; washing has not removed it

- Asked by 1stmk, A Working Gal, Female, 56-65, Who Cares?

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Try washing them again and put some 1/4 cup of baking soda in the wash. If they are your favorite, it's worth a try. :)

- Response by birdland, Female, 56-65, Who Cares?

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no offense...but just throw the damn things away.

You don't "need" them. Their day is DONE.

- Response by ocelotspot, A Stay-at-Home Mom, Female, Who Cares?, Other Profession

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Did you try an oxi-type cleaner? Other than that, lemon-based detergent or soak in a warm sink bath with baking soda. Polyester is plastic, basically, so once an odor gets in it, it will be difficult to get out. Try hanging them outside on a dry, sunny day - that may help.

- Response by pamiejune77, A DIY Expert, Female, 56-65, Therapist

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