How to remove wax from clothing???

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alpina

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Stupid, stupid me!

Was waxing my underarms in a hurry just before (with hot wax), and spilt some down the side of my shirt. I let it set slightly, then pulled of what I could but I think I made it worse in one place.

It was a good shirt too. What can I do to remove it? Or is it ruined now?
 

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two things you can try:

put a paper towel over the wax and apply a heated iron to it to lift the rest off..or if you feel it safe to do, try some acetone on it. Most clothing will tolerate acetone without color fadage.

hth's
 

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Thanks so much, I think I will try the iron and paper towel trick first.

The shirt is bright green (with a pink line down the side thanks to me) and delicate looking so I don't know about acetone. I can try it on the inside lining piece if the iron doesn't work.
 

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well hun, as you said.. the shirt is already ruined so any damage the acetone is going to do really isn't going to hurt it anymore :)
When applying the acetone, take a q tip dipped in the acetone, and dab at the wax, then take a papertowel and wipe at it.

Best of luck
 

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I use the paper towel & iron, then I use eucalyptus(sp) oil.
 

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well hun, as you said.. the shirt is already ruined so any damage the acetone is going to do really isn't going to hurt it anymore :)
When applying the acetone, take a q tip dipped in the acetone, and dab at the wax, then take a papertowel and wipe at it.

Best of luck
True, the damage is already done. I'm going to try all of the above tomorrow until one works.

Can't believe I was so careless. I was sitting in the middle of the lounge room doing them when a car full of my boyfriends mates turned up, and I didn't want to get caught by them. Next time I should just wait and get them done at the salon.
 

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surigical spirit.

I have some in a spray bottle, any time i get wax on me i just spray it and rub it off. youcan also run boiling water over it, that will melt it off!
 

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