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Cleaning a white gore-tex jacket

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I have a white free thinker jacket made by TNF. Some "stuff" fell off the lift and stained the jacket. It looks like a grease/rust stain. I washed it in Nikwax Tekwash. I spot cleaned with that and then washed in the washer. When the jacket dried, the stains were still there. Any ideas?
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I have a white free thinker jacket made by TNF. Some "stuff" fell off the lift and stained the jacket. It looks like a grease/rust stain. I washed it in Nikwax Tekwash. I spot cleaned with that and then washed in the washer. When the jacket dried, the stains were still there. Any ideas?
You bought a TNF Freethinker in white. I find that's just silly. White is asking for trouble no matter who much you pay. On the constructive side, if everything else fails, you might want to try a couple of suggestions that my boot liners went through. Wash with an enzyme based cleaner or then perhaps try a couple of cupfuls of vinegar in the wash. I don't take any responsbility for what might happen but it certainly seemes to have worked with my liners - the color is still the same original.
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You bought a TNF Freethinker in white. I find that's just silly. White is asking for trouble no matter who much you pay. On the constructive side, if everything else fails, you might want to try a couple of suggestions that my boot liners went through. Wash with an enzyme based cleaner or then perhaps try a couple of cupfuls of vinegar in the wash. I don't take any responsbility for what might happen but it certainly seemes to have worked with my liners - the color is still the same original.
White was a gift from my girlfriend.
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We have a fair amount of white on our ski school jackets and I have always cleaned the lift grease droppings off of them by spot cleaning with mechanics hand cleaner. Use an old toothbrush to work it in the spot(s), then wash with a regular gear wash. Hasn't harmed the fabric yet that I can tell. Good luck.
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White was a gift from my girlfriend.
OK, sorry my bad, shouldn't have had a go at you any way, be it a gift or not. Good luck, the Freethinker is a very very nice jacket .-)
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I used to handle customer service questions when I worked as a shop manager. The North Face customer service line worked as a great source for me. The people working there are very friendly and have heard every question out there on clothing. Here is The North Face contact webpage. http://www.thenorthface.com/na/contact-us.html.

Dennis
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