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    Question HELP Pink tinged laundry!

    I washed all of dh's work clothes with his work rags (bright red) and his camo shorts all have a pink hue to them ! How do I get it out?

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    I would try Oxyclean and hot water in the washing machine, good luck. Pink is kinda pretty though!!

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    I know you probably don't want to spend money but a dye grabber would most likely take it out.

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    You might try soaking them in salt water and then rewashing them. I have had this work when I had red that bled onto the white pattern of clothing before.

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    I would try the saltwater thing, though if you ran them through the dryer before you noticed you may have set the pink color.

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    Trying the saltwater thing now. Nothing else has worked! They were never dried, so I'm hoping this will work. Thank, ladies!

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    Soak them in some BIZ that always takes out all of my laundry mess ups.

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    Oh my, I don't think pink is going to go over to well at work for you dh! If the saltwater doesn't work the stores sell a dye remover that you might try. Good luck.

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    I did the same thing to my DS's lucky boxer shorts (this is why I do not do the laundry). I thought he was going to kill me....then he wore them that night and hit his first tournament homerun over a 200 fence. So he still wears them today- eventhough they are a pretty pink color.

    There is a cloth thing that you can buy that is suppose to draw the color out. Sorry I do not know the name of it but I have seen it at places like Wal-Mart in the section with stain sticks/Oxyclean/detergents.

    Good Luck - I hope the color comes out.

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    I never used it but I have a sample, it's called Shout Color Catcher.

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    Any luck removing the pink?

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    RIT makes a color ansd stain remover that works well and as a last resort I have used WINK rust and stain remover. Its expensice (3.99 a bottle here) but a little goes a long way and it did take the pink and stains out of a lavender coat. It didn't do anything to the color thank heavens.

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    No luck! He had enough shorts, so he threw them away! He didn't want me to waste my time trying.

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