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By diann jones

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I bought a 35% cotton / 65% poyester suit, dark blue in color. When I got the garment home and unpacked I noticed that there are a couple of places where it looks like someone tried to iron the pants with a iron that may have been too hot causing a shiny sheen to those spots. Can anything be done to fix/remove the sheen. I have tried washing and drying the suit.

Thank you

Diann Jones

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I bought a 35% cotton / 65% poyester suit, dark blue in color. When I got the garment home and unpacked I noticed that there are a couple of places where it looks like someone tried to iron the pants with a iron that may have been too hot causing a shiny sheen to those spots. Can anything be done to fix/remove the sheen. I have tried washing and drying the suit.

Thank you

Diann Jones

Lessons Learned

  • I bought a 35% cotton / 65% poyester suit, dark blue in color. When I got the garment home and unpacked I noticed that there are a couple of places where it looks like someone tried to iron the pants with a iron that may have been too hot causing a shiny sheen to those spots. Can anything be done to fix/remove the sheen. I have tried washing and drying the suit.
  • Thank you
  • Diann Jones

Mary Marlowe Leverette, About.com Laundry & Laundry Rooms, says:

Grab the vinegar! Dip a clean white cloth in distilled white vinegar and sponge the area where the shine is located. Rinse the area and air dry. It may take several attempts to raise the fibers back to their original appearance.

Good luck!

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