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amother




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Post Sat, May 07 2022, 7:05 pm
Dress is otherwise perfectly clean.
It’s lined.
Do dry cleaners get rid of the smell?
anything I can do myself?
Tia!
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zaq




 
 
 
 

Post Sat, May 07 2022, 7:12 pm
Dab it with a cloth dampened with the cheapest vodka you can find. This is how professional theater companies freshen costumes between wearings. When you put on 7 or 8 shows a week, you can't have the costumes dry-cleaned after every wearing.
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amother




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Post Sat, May 07 2022, 7:13 pm
zaq wrote:
Dab it with a cloth dampened with the cheapest vodka you can find. This is how professional theater companies freshen costumes between wearings. When you put on 7 or 8 shows a week, you can't have the costumes dry-cleaned after every wearing.

That’s interesting. It won’t have a vodka smell?
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zaq




 
 
 
 

Post Sat, May 07 2022, 7:39 pm
No, the alcohol evaporates, leaving no residue.
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amother




Clover
 

Post Sat, May 07 2022, 7:59 pm
amother [ OP ] wrote:
That’s interesting. It won’t have a vodka smell?

Dry cleaners does not get it out. I tried vodka and it worked. The smell evaporated
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amother




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Post Sat, May 07 2022, 8:01 pm
amother [ Clover ] wrote:
Dry cleaners does not get it out. I tried vodka and it worked. The smell evaporated

I don’t own vodka.
I see so many options on amazon.
Any recommendations? Links appreciated!
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#BestBubby




 
 
 
 

Post Sat, May 07 2022, 8:52 pm
Turn dress inside out, sprinkle armpit area with baking soda, hang outdoors to air out.

Also, try putting a sheet of fabreeze in the sleeve area.
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cnc




 
 
 
 

Post Sat, May 07 2022, 8:53 pm
amother [ OP ] wrote:
I don’t own vodka.
I see so many options on amazon.
Any recommendations? Links appreciated!


You can buy vodka minis for a couple of dollars at a liquor store .
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zaq




 
 
 
 

Post Sat, May 07 2022, 9:11 pm
Or look for ETHYL rubbing alcohol at a pharmacy and dilute with a little water. Vodka is usually 40% alcohol, sometimes 50% (80-100 proof; proof is double the percentage of alcohol, don't ask me why); rubbing alcohol is usually 70-90%.

If you go for vodka, get plain, not flavored, and go for the cheapest you can find. You're using it as a cleaning agent, not drinking it; "quality" and brand don't matter.
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amother




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Post Sat, May 07 2022, 9:13 pm
Thank you.
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DrMom




 
 
 
 

Post Sat, May 07 2022, 9:13 pm
amother [ OP ] wrote:
I don’t own vodka.
I see so many options on amazon.
Any recommendations? Links appreciated!

So... buy some. Scratching Head

You don't own any of the products you see on Amazon either.
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amother




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Post Sat, May 07 2022, 9:14 pm
DrMom wrote:
So... buy some. Scratching Head

Right. Did you read the next sentence?
So I asked for a recommendation which to buy since there were loads of choices and quite expensive Smile
Anyway I just ordered the rubbing alcohol Zaq recommended.
All’s good. Thanks for your input.
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Goldie613




 
 
 
 

Post Sat, May 07 2022, 9:19 pm
Febreeze makes a spray that works pretty well. You can try that -

https://www.febreze.com/en-us/.....roll:

I find that the extra strength one has a bit of a stronger smell than the regular one (there's a bit of a perfume smell left behind when using either one).
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amother




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Post Sat, May 07 2022, 9:20 pm
Goldie613 wrote:
Febreeze makes a spray that works pretty well. You can try that -

https://www.febreze.com/en-us/.....roll:

I find that the extra strength one has a bit of a stronger smell than the regular one (there's a bit of a perfume smell left behind when using either one).

Oh this is interesting. Thanks.
I see it comes in unscented too.
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DrMom




 
 
 
 

Post Sat, May 07 2022, 9:23 pm
amother [ OP ] wrote:
Right. Did you read the next sentence?
So I asked for a recommendation which to buy since there were loads of choices and quite expensive Smile
Anyway I just ordered the rubbing alcohol Zaq recommended.
All’s good. Thanks for your input.

I thought you meant "No, that won't work because I don't own vodka. Can you suggest some other product instead?"

TMI

Now your answer makes much more sense Laugh
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amother




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Post Sat, May 07 2022, 9:25 pm
DrMom wrote:
I thought you meant "No, that won't work because I don't own vodka. Can you suggest some other product instead?"

TMI

Now your answer makes much more sense Laugh

Oh thanks for clarifying.
This makes so much more sense too. Couldn’t figure out what your problem is.
LOL
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amother




Sand
 

Post Sun, May 08 2022, 10:05 am
#BestBubby wrote:
Turn dress inside out, sprinkle armpit area with baking soda, hang outdoors to air out.

Also, try putting a sheet of fabreeze in the sleeve area.


How do you sprinkle with baking soda if it's a powder?
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