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Old 08-30-2002, 10:00 PM
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I don't recall the particular name, but a quick search came up with this and this and this (but none of these sound like the one I saw advertised).
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Old 08-30-2002, 10:57 PM
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Hmmmm...... so far 4 men answer and only 2 girls. Where have all the house wives gone?

I was going to say steam also.
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Old 08-31-2002, 06:10 AM
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Well, it's 99% crease-free now.

I soaked the garment in warm water for 5 minutes and then ironed it at medium heat with a wet teacloth on top.

This creates steam too, and it worked...a bit

I had to repeat the process 5 times, taking about 1,5 hours in total..But the garment looks very good now, only a hint of a crease on the places with the most severe folds. What can I say...she's worth it
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Old 08-31-2002, 11:59 AM
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I always thought the big selling point on Polyester was it's wash and wear with no wrinkles claim to fame. Are you sure she won't have to do the same thing after every washing? If so she may only wear it once.
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Old 08-31-2002, 12:23 PM
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I had to repeat the process 5 times, taking about 1,5 hours in total..
I hope she appreciates what you have done! You just did 1.5 hours of ironing for your girlfriend ...we should bestow knighthood upon you for this chivalrous act of self sacrifice! Poor Ed is doomed if his wife should read this!

Doug - Thanks for the links!
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Old 08-31-2002, 01:31 PM
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I always thought the big selling point on Polyester was it's wash and wear with no wrinkles claim to fame. Are you sure she won't have to do the same thing after every washing? If so she may only wear it once.
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DJ, You're right, up to a point..
polyester is very hard to get wrinkled and thus is easy to maintain and wear often.
However, once you DO have deep creases in it, they are as difficult to get out as it was to get them in in the first place.

The garment I bought had been folded around a cardboard board, then shrink-wrapped for easy display/storage.. looks great in the shop, but when you unwrap them at home it's a nightmare...
So next time, buy fromt the hanger, not the pre-packed ones.

Note: This applies to 100% polyester garments, may differ for other blends.
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Old 09-05-2002, 02:09 PM
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The stuff to remove wrinkles is Downy Wrinkle Releaser . It's in a spray bottle and it's where the the laundry products are in my local supermarket. But in my opinion it doesn't work very well and I wouldn't buy it again. It's abit sticky when you spray it and has too strong of a floral smell. I found it quicker to press something off than deal with he spraying and drying. As someone who hates to iron, the best way to deal with not ironing is just remove stuff from the dryer immediately and hang. When you must iron use a steam iron( best brand is Rowenta-very expensive but worth it) .Also look for clothes made with "microfiber". You can do almost anything to them and they stay nice looking.

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Old 09-05-2002, 02:23 PM
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Paulette,
I use that stuff all the time and it works great but I'm not sure that stuff is available in the Netherlands.
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Old 09-05-2002, 07:07 PM
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Poor Ed is doomed if his wife should read this!

Hey Greg! I just saw this post. It's okay....I have a bad finger, so my house chores are very limited. I probably wouldn't know what she was talking about anyway.

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Old 09-05-2002, 07:46 PM
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Ed...you are still able to use the "bad finger" excuse to get out of chores? ...that has to be an all time record! I know what you mean though..ironing is an alien concept to me as well. (you can use steam? )
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