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Topic: Water damaged Shadow Tent
Message: Posted by: Christopher Starr (Aug 22, 2009 10:22PM)
Yikes! My basement flooded and the Shadow Tent got wet and dried. Now, the beautiful white nylon is water stained. Anybody have any recommendations on cleaning this? Can the stain be removed? I already asked Brian at Creative Magic, and they had no good suggestions. :bawl:
Message: Posted by: Spellbinder (Aug 22, 2009 11:33PM)
Take them in to a local dry cleaner and ask for advice. If that doesn't work, you might get a cheap light colored (white may not be available) nylon laundry bag from a Dollar Store or Wal Mart and measure it in the store to see if it is large enough to use as a replacement. If it is, that may be your best solution. Who says the tent has to be black and white anyway?
Message: Posted by: ClintonMagus (Aug 23, 2009 06:39AM)
Try soaking it in Oxy-Clean. That has worked for me countless times!
Message: Posted by: hugmagic (Aug 23, 2009 06:40AM)
There is a product called Iron out or Rust out. It might clean it out. I know we used to recommend that to housewife who did not heed our warning for discolored water during hydrant flushing. I would think it could help if you can soak the whole unit in it and then rinse it off to dry.

Message: Posted by: Zakari Asiago (Aug 23, 2009 10:36AM)
Go to JoAnn fabrics or another fabric store and by some new nylon.
Message: Posted by: Christopher Starr (Aug 23, 2009 08:23PM)
On 2009-08-23 00:33, Spellbinder wrote:
...Who says the tent has to be black and white anyway?

I've never seen a shadow box with any other color than white. ;)

Good suggestions so far. I wonder if OxyClean isn't the way to go...a big bathtub of OxyClean. Toss the dog in there too! :P
Message: Posted by: ClintonMagus (Aug 23, 2009 08:40PM)
You don't need a big bathtub - Just a washing machine tub...
Message: Posted by: The Mirror Images (Aug 23, 2009 09:30PM)
Wait. Now you can theme your tent. It looks like it has been thru some tough camp outs now!!!! w00t w00t. Well good luck on what you do. I second OxyClean too
Message: Posted by: Laszlo Csizmadi (Aug 23, 2009 09:43PM)
Instead of trying chemicals try a fabric coloring company. They could give a fresh white color.

Oh and don't forget your house insurance. From their money you could buy a new if you smart enough. :) :) :) (just kidding)


Message: Posted by: Christopher Starr (Aug 24, 2009 02:02PM)
Where is Billy Mays when I need him... :hmmm: