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Thread: How to get curry stains out of my ultraviolet 3D cube?

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    Registered User Pangifone's Avatar
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    Unhappy How to get curry stains out of my ultraviolet 3D cube?

    So... I may have accidentally dunked my purse in some curry at lunch Tuesday.

    I tried washing it with soap and water, no joy. Any ideas?
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    I don't know...turmeric (often present in curries or in curry powders) is notorious for its staining. I got some on my old kitchen counter and it never came out. Likewise on clothing it can be impossible to remove. Sorry to be pessimistic, but I think Dyneema may have met its match.

    I hope I am wrong, and I will be watching this thread for tips/ideas.

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    TOM BIHN Crew (we work here) Darcy's Avatar
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    Ack! Yes, turmeric is a very intense dye. In your favor is the fact that Dyneema yarns don't readily accept dye. While we normally only recommend mild dish soap for washing bags/accessories you could, in this kind of situation, try a slightly more intense laundry detergent for pre-treating. These seem like pretty good instructions -- and the sunlight tip is a good one.
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    I used Oxiclean laundry spray on my dyneema Synapse 25 as I got Thai peanut sauce on the bag (don't ask) I sprayed it on the stain, rubbed it in an old toothbrush, let it sit for 5-10 minutes, then rinsed it off. I did this 3 times and I got the stain out completely. Good luck. Sorry to hear it. I'm very into keeping my bags as clean as possible, and I freak when I get a stain, so I'm always trying new stuff out. Would be interested to see if other folks have tried any other methods.

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    JGC, every time someone says "don't ask" I gotta ask... I find people don't usually say that unless there's a pretty good story to be had.

    As to the stain, vinegar and baking soda (foams up pretty good) might work if all else fails.
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    One of the best ways to fight a turmeric stain is sunlight! I had a (white) plastic lunch container stained with turmeric, and a little bit of time in the sun got it nice again.

    It's such an easy thing to try and definitely no harsh chemicals involved ( ), so I'd definitely suggest giving it a try! I think one day of sunlight shouldn't bleach the fabric noticeably.

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