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    Quote Originally Posted by SameGuy View Post
    I thought it was Ammonium perchlorate...?




    Chlorine triflouride will make sand, water and asbestos burn.

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    Butt will it prevent tooth decay?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpikeC View Post
    Butt will it prevent tooth decay?
    mineral ash typically doesn't rot, so i'd say yes.

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    Chloroform is a good solvent will get out most stains I like to use it on my white handkerchief's (;

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    At first I thought he said his wife's handkerchiefs! Kinky??
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    I soak mine in HOT water, oxy clean, and dawn dish soap as a degreaser and a little bleach. Iv also used the heavy duty cleaning stuff like used in restaurant for really bad stains. I always run my coats twice to get any extra soap off a second time with bleach and regular laundry detergent. Works for me. Iv also sprayed coats with tilex mold and mildew which is just bleach.

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    I did a little research. I think the Drano idea would work, just not sure about in the washer. Historically it appears that the use of lye was done as a soaking treatment called bucking. I have used Oxyclean to decent results. I can't tell if it does any better than bleach. I will try using a full scoopful rather than just to the bottom as directed. Using ammonia sounds promising. I will look into that also.

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    Have you tried "laundry break", sometimes used in conjunction with a more normal laundry detergent and a whitener?
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    The problem with bleach is that it yellows and eats away at the fabric, making the buttons fall off and eats holes in the sleeves.
    I use HOT H2O in the washer on small load setting. Add 3-4 scoops of oxyclean, add laundry. Let agitate to mix in well with clothes. Then let sit in washer, agitating periodically over a period of 4-12 hours.
    Then add regular laundry detergent, more H2O by bumping up load size and complete wash. I.ve been doing this for at least 10 years. My jackets last years and are way brighter than most, save for the ones professionally done.
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    4-12 hours in the washer! Good lord you don't have a wife and kids do you. LOL!!!

    It does sound like I need more oxyclean.

    -AJ

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