Stain advice please.

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    Anyone know how to remove Tincture of Benzoin from scrubs. They are just plain Carolina Blue, but a favorite pair of mine. I though it would just come out so I washed them in cold water wash and dried them in the drier. Should I try an adhesive remover, or are these pants history? Thanks a bunch.
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    I don't know how to get that out but I can tell you that I have had problems with granulex that you spray on people's heels so they don't break down.I have had to throw out three tops for this. I am definitely sympathetic.
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    Try FELS-NAPTHA. It's a heavy duty laundry soap that comes in a bar it gets out almost anything!
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    [/B][/QUOTE] Check the ingredients on the package insert. I suspect you're going to need ether to remove the stains. Just guessing. Good luck. MS

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    Hi Sheba,
    Our Benzoin comes in little squeeze sticks, no package insert (sort of like the pop open ammonia) are you recommending trying ether? Or saying either? How would the ether work- we still use it occasionally for the odd thing or two, and I work next to the OR so I can get a hold of it, if it will work, I'll try it. Everything else has come out of these scrubs- blood, hurricaine spray, all sorts of goo-ky, libocaine, everything but this benzoin.
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    Sorry no advice, but a funny tincture of benzoin story. Many years ago, it did come in glass bottles (not just swabs). I knocked a bottle off the top of a med cart and it splattered all over the walls in the med room. It could not be cleaned. They had to repaint the walls! Major embarrassment!

    Originally posted by hollykate:
    Anyone know how to remove Tincture of Benzoin from scrubs. They are just plain Carolina Blue, but a favorite pair of mine. I though it would just come out so I washed them in cold water wash and dried them in the drier. Should I try an adhesive remover, or are these pants history? Thanks a bunch.
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    hollykate
    Try a product called Zout. I have found that it takes out just about everything I can manage to get myself into!!! It works really well on betadine and so it should work on the benzoin. You may have to treat it a couple of times but it should work.
    Sonnie
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    Hi chrn,
    we used to get benzoin in the bottles too- and your story was quite convincing. I am not going to try to get that stain out!!! I get my scrubs free from the hospital. This pair was from an old hospital- so I was sentimental over them- oh well, they were always too big anyway.
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    Dear Hollykate,
    I am so sorry to hear of your distressing experience in stain removal. With all you have already tried, I am afraid you have little recourse. The stain is well-set by now. You might try experimenting with re-dyeing your favorite scrubs. Caroline Blue sounds like a lovely color.

    Good Luck, Heloise
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    Hollykate: Ether as in anesthetic or solvent. I usually call the pharmacy for package insert information. If it is an ingredient, maybe it will work to take it out. Actually, hunny, I have learned to wear my stains with pride. It's a Tao thing. Also, dying might result in some interesting contrasts. Don't give up yet. If worse comes to worse, scrubs, especially if a little large, make great jammies. Let us know what happens. MS



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