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post #1 of 34
Thread Starter 
So I suck at laundry. I want to wash my 2 pairs of TRs (old stone and easy rider washes). I have heard people say to wash your jeans with some vinegar in the wash to set the color and to keep the jeans nice. This sounds gross... and I have some questions...
1. How much vinegar?
2. Does it go in along with the detergent or in place of the detergent?
3. Will it make my jeans smell like vinegar?
4. Do I just dump it in when the machine is filling up at the beginning or in the rinse cycle?
5. Should I do any extra rinses or anything?
6. Should I wash them in vinegar each wash, or only the first time?
7. Should I wash each pair in it's own seperate wash to avoid bleeding or anything?

Any other tips from washing pros would be greatly appreciated because I really don't want to mess up my pants but they are all stretched out and are in desperate need of a wash. Thanks!!
post #2 of 34
eat the afterwards lol. i never knew about washing in vinegar sorry im no use
post #3 of 34
wow Ive never heard that either
post #4 of 34
I have just heard when washing a new red shirt or stuff that bleeds to add vinegar to set the color and keep from bleeding in the future.
post #5 of 34
okay this is what you do:

1. use the hottest water setting.
2. add 2 parts bleach per 1 part water.
3. add a cup of vinegar at the beginning of the rinse cycle.
4. add ketchup** halfway through the rinse cycle.
5. air dry.

** ketchup can be substituted with tomatoe puree if you're out of ketchup or if the ketchup has expired. IMPORTANT! make sure the ketchup is not expired.

p.s. i am not an expert in washing clothes.
post #6 of 34
The only time I use vinegar to hold the color of the jeans is when I'm trying to shrink them. I pour the vinegar in the boiling water (yes, I use boiling water). I don't use vingear if I'm going to just wash the jeans (to get them clean or whatever). The vinegar smell does stay in the jeans unless you put them in a regular cycle after putting them in boiling water.
post #7 of 34
not_a_virus, where'd you learn that? i think my mom would flip if i put vinegar / ketchup / tomato puree into the machine...
post #8 of 34
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Originally Posted by not_a_virus.exe
okay this is what you do:

1. use the hottest water setting.
2. add 2 parts bleach per 1 part water.
3. add a cup of vinegar at the beginning of the rinse cycle.
4. add ketchup** halfway through the rinse cycle.
5. air dry.

** ketchup can be substituted with tomatoe puree if you're out of ketchup or if the ketchup has expired. IMPORTANT! make sure the ketchup is not expired.

p.s. i am not an expert in washing clothes.
You know with the new washers (front loading) I don't know that you could add the ketchup. Any other sugestions.

OH what is the matter if the ketchup is expired?
post #9 of 34
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Originally Posted by jotorious
not_a_virus, where'd you learn that? i think my mom would flip if i put vinegar / ketchup / tomato puree into the machine...
NO NO NO. You absolutely can not skip step 2. This is where most people mess up. The bleach is the most important as it catalyzes the subsonic reaction between the ketchup/tomatoe puree and the vinegar. No bleach = super red stained clothing. Unless, of course, you're like kenics and trying to add red to his new red shirt.
post #10 of 34
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Originally Posted by not_a_virus.exe
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Originally Posted by jotorious
not_a_virus, where'd you learn that? i think my mom would flip if i put vinegar / ketchup / tomato puree into the machine...
NO NO NO. You absolutely can not skip step 2. This is where most people mess up. The bleach is the most important as it catalyzes the subsonic reaction between the ketchup/tomatoe puree and the vinegar. No bleach = super red stained clothing. Unless, of course, you're like kenics and trying to add red to his new red shirt.
hahaha, okay GOT it.. thanks, i'll let you know how it works out IF i ever try it. (my mom would still flip out with step 2)
post #11 of 34
Thread Starter 
Well, I am now the owner of very patriotic TRs (red, white, and blue).
post #12 of 34
Thread Starter 
In case people really want to know, I did a search (thanks cherree), so here ya go...

http://honestforum.com/viewtopic.php...hlight=vinegar
post #13 of 34
I've washed something with vinegar before. I put it in at the start of the wash, and also used my regular detergent (although a bit less). The clothes smelled very fresh (they smelled like cigarettes before) and not like vinegar at all.
post #14 of 34
Dude!!!! DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOT PUT BLEACH IN WITH DENIM JEANS YOU ARE TRYING NOT TO FADE! BLEACH TURNS COLORED CLOTHES WHITE!! AND IT EATS THE FABRIC OVER TIME!!!!

I guess you figured that out. That was totally rude and a cheap blow, virus, for you to do that.

For future reference, use Cheer with Color Guard and your premium denim will stay crisp and new looking for years. Washing them inside out will also help. Stay away from vinegar, too, unless you want to smell like Easter Eggs. Sorry about your TR's--hope they can be salvaged.
post #15 of 34
did anybody else take my post seriously???
post #16 of 34
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Originally Posted by not_a_virus.exe
did anybody else take my post seriously???
YEAH, I JUST WASHED MY WHOLE COLLECTION LIKE THAT. ASSHOLE!
post #17 of 34
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Originally Posted by not_a_virus.exe
Quote:
Originally Posted by jotorious
not_a_virus, where'd you learn that? i think my mom would flip if i put vinegar / ketchup / tomato puree into the machine...
NO NO NO. You absolutely can not skip step 2. This is where most people mess up. The bleach is the most important as it catalyzes the subsonic reaction between the ketchup/tomatoe puree and the vinegar. No bleach = super red stained clothing. Unless, of course, you're like kenics and trying to add red to his new red shirt.
HER, I is a HER!!!! and occasionally act like a blonde.....

(bad grammar intentional )
post #18 of 34
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Originally Posted by kenics
Quote:
Originally Posted by not_a_virus.exe
Quote:
Originally Posted by jotorious
not_a_virus, where'd you learn that? i think my mom would flip if i put vinegar / ketchup / tomato puree into the machine...
NO NO NO. You absolutely can not skip step 2. This is where most people mess up. The bleach is the most important as it catalyzes the subsonic reaction between the ketchup/tomatoe puree and the vinegar. No bleach = super red stained clothing. Unless, of course, you're like kenics and trying to add red to his new red shirt.
HER, I is a HER!!!! and occasionally act like a blonde.....

(bad grammar intentional )


post #19 of 34
for anyone whose wardrobe has been ruined by my 5-step regiment, i promise i will make it up to you by replacing your bottle of ketchup with a month's supply of Heinz.
post #20 of 34
so that the whole wardrobe is ensured to coordinate.....
post #21 of 34
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Originally Posted by kenics
so that the whole wardrobe is ensured to coordinate.....
lmao i see that you and i would get along pretty well as we're on the same page when it comes to looking fabulous!
post #22 of 34
There are many, many people who have never done laundry before leaving for college! This is supposed to be a serious forum for premium denim enthusiasts so of course any advice given will be taken seriously! Because I am a laundry pro--children and ketchup will do that to you--I knew the ketchup, vinegar, bleach advice was a joke. Someone who has not a clue about separating whites from darks, and washing socks, underwear and towels together (on hot!) would think that was totally for real! I just hope he was kidding about having very patriotic TR's!
post #23 of 34
Thread Starter 
Haha, yes, I was just joking about the patriotic TRs, I did not wash them in ketchup and bleach. I am still on the fence about the vinegar though...

Virus, I'll be waiting for that bottle replacement bottle of Ketchup. Not Heinz though, I only use premium ketchup for premium demin, the kind that comes in the little packets.
post #24 of 34
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Originally Posted by not_a_virus.exe
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Originally Posted by kenics
so that the whole wardrobe is ensured to coordinate.....
lmao i see that you and i would get along pretty well as we're on the same page when it comes to looking fabulous!

As you probably guessed I did not get the joke at first!

washing with vinegar is legit and I will add I guess 1/2 a cup to preserve & set color, to a cold water wash.

Ok now, a long time ago when I would get perms before I realized I had natural curl, I had heard to rinse rinse your hair with V8 or tomato sauce, and that was to neutralize the smell, because my hair would smell for at least a week. I never did this, cuz I just couldn't imagine putting foodstuff in my hair, but that was what my mom told me.

As far al laundry tips, bleaching doesn't keep things white, it is actually washing them in very hot water that does it. I only do this with sheets & towels though, not my actual white clothes
post #25 of 34
the vinegar thing is a myth. it is used in the indigo dying process, but wil not do anything once the jeans are dyed. indigo is not soluable in water, and if it is leaving your jeans it is due to abrasion, not the actual water in the wash. the only way to set the color of your jeans is to not wear them.
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