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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Maynard Fried-San Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Apr 2018 at 6:09am
^ Agreed. I couldn’t contemplate owning a white item of clothing and never washing it.
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Cheers guys. It will be done some time over the weekend.

I'll post the result..
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Post wash fit pic on the '66 840B.

Seams are wrinklier now, but still fits.

The wash was even more problematic than I envisaged, but I won't bore you guys with the details....

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^looks sharp   
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Yes, looks really good!!

 (and don't think that you could ever bore us with vintage denim washing details - we live for stuff like that Geek)
Too much Denim - too little time...
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Originally posted by Denimetc Denimetc wrote:


 (and don't think that you could ever bore us with vintage denim washing details - we live for stuff like that Geek)


OK, here we go - just for you, my friend.....

So picture the scene. There I am, a poor sad old guy, clutching one of his memories of former times.

The 60's! Bought the jacket when I was 16 - when I didn't think I would survive my 21st. We did some bad things back then! But I did survive. And still had the jacket to prove it.

All I want to do is clean the friggin' thing. So what is the worst thing that could happen?

Well, how about if the current Mrs F. has just used the washing machine to dye a skirt blue, and hasn't told me, and hasn't rinsed out the washer?

She could quite easily have said, "hey, Mr F - shove one of the dozens of BLUE items you own in there, to purge the washer of blue bits".

But she didn't. Yes, I know - I should've hand washed it. But lazy arse that I am, I popped it in for a gentle 20degree short wash.

So when it came out, it had "blue measles" - all over, both inside and out.

So that was when I did the red hot out of the kettle, brush every panel with a toothbrush wash.

It worked, and it survived. At 68 years old, I'm a lucky f***er!
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You dont happen to know a Majormajor do you?   
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fender, you made my day! 

I can just imagine the "blue language" you used when you pulled your pride and joy from the washer. 

I've experienced something quite similar and, well, let's just say some unkind things were also said.   Hopefully you can use this incident as a "get out of jail free" card next time you screw up your end of the marriage.  LOL

So glad that your emergency measures worked as well as they did.   I totally get what you mean about the sentimental feeling that can be attached to an article of clothing.


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Hey, H.P. I appreciate that.

Happily, it worked out fine.

At the end of the day - there are more important things than old jackets!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bartlebyyphonics Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Apr 2018 at 1:52am
looks neat post-wash: like the crinkles and the story
washing is always an event! esp. the white items...
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