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    Best soil remover scent/dye free detergent?

    What do you guys do about severely soiled fleece and uhaul pads? I put in Clorox stain remover and color booster and it doesn't do much with heavily soiled fleece. The uhaul pads are stiff in those areas. TIA

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    Re: Best soil remover scent/dye free detergent?

    Heavy duty unscented Tide, hot water and bleach. Soak for a while if necessary.

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    Re: Best soil remover scent/dye free detergent?

    I use unscented tide and a cup of vinegar to my wash. The vinegar helps to get rid of strong odors, disinfects the fleece, and boosts my detergent.

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    Re: Best soil remover scent/dye free detergent?

    Thanks. @bpatters can you post the link to the heavy duty scent free tide? I'm not finding it online.

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    Re: Best soil remover scent/dye free detergent?

    I don't see it there, and I'm not at home. I'll look when I get there.

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    Re: Best soil remover scent/dye free detergent?

    Quote Originally Posted by dirah93 View Post
    The vinegar helps to get rid of strong odors, disinfects the fleece, and boosts my detergent.

    Vinegar does not boost your detergent. In fact, it cuts down on the "sudsing" power of your detergent. You are better off adding the vinegar to the rinse cycle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spy9doc View Post
    Vinegar does not boost your detergent. In fact, it cuts down on the "sudsing" power of your detergent. You are better off adding the vinegar to the rinse cycle.
    Yeah, mistakes all over my post. I meant to say they boost my fleece. It does make the fabric brighter. And I add it to my rinse, not wash cycle. But thanks for correcting.

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    Re: Best soil remover scent/dye free detergent?

    I add vinegar to the rinse cycle when I think about it. No doubt that it freshens the fleece and gets rid of residual odors.

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    Re: Best soil remover scent/dye free detergent?

    Do you have a top loader? If so put it through a few soaks and then a few heavy soiled washed. If not I would soak them in the tun in all hot water and detergent and once it starts to cool off use a scrub bush on the hard spots and run through a few heavy soil washes with all hot water.

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    Re: Best soil remover scent/dye free detergent?

    I checked my Tide. It's actually NOT unscented. The pigs don't seem to mind.

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    Re: Best soil remover scent/dye free detergent?

    @bpatters Is this the type of tide you use? I'm talking heavy soil on fleece and esp on the uhaul pads. Thanks

    https://jet.com/product/detail/08346...FQ50fgodXiMLfQ

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