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  1. Suhayl187

    Suhayl187 New Member

    Hey all

    wondering if anyone knows of a way to get rid of flux stains on clothing?

    I have a few work pants and t shirts that i've managed to get flux on and they have turned pink.

    Any advice wold be appreciated.
     
  2. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber

    It's acid stain, even if you dyed the garment it will always show through.
     
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  3. Pickwickpick

    Pickwickpick Plumber

    No chance it's not a stain, it's the same as getting bleech on your clothes, it's altered the dye. It's one of hazards of the trade I'm afraid and only option is replacing the item of clothing if it looks too bad.
     
  4. Craig Watson

    Craig Watson Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Change your flux. I'm forever getting flux on my clothes and I don't notice any pink marks. I used to get it at college when you had to use la-co but not had it with fry powerflow.
     
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  5. Suhayl187

    Suhayl187 New Member

    Ah i thought as much but it was worth a try

    @Craig Watson@Craig Watson im currently using fry powerflux and find this stains clothing :confused:
     
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  6. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Jessys !!!!!! they are work kecks , you aint on a fashion parade are you ?
     
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  7. SimonG

    SimonG Trusted Plumber

    Old tea towels as rags for wiping. All my polo shirts are stained, especially left shoulder/sleeve.
    When they get bad, then bin and order more from sports direct. Dirt cheap and tax deductible.
     
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  8. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    “Fruit of the loom” just quality .
     
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  9. SimonG

    SimonG Trusted Plumber

    Slazenger for me.
     
  10. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Flash git
     
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  11. SimonG

    SimonG Trusted Plumber

    Cheap git.

    Had black, navy and currently grey. They last well, might try orange next.
     
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  12. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Proves you cant be a proper yorkshire man , fruit of the loom miles cheaper. “ I rest my case “
     
  13. SimonG

    SimonG Trusted Plumber

    £4.00 a pop for the slazenger
     
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  14. Best

    Best Trusted Plumber

    I use ‘grease’ based flux and it seems to wash off clothes eventually with no damage
     
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  15. Pickwickpick

    Pickwickpick Plumber

    They're pretty good tbf, although these days I'm going for Primark black long sleeve t-shirts, they're surprisingly good for £3 a piece and at that price dont mind replacing them regularly.
     
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