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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb. 24, 2003
    Yarrow, BC, Canada

    Wink Random question re: keeping stock tie clean

    Anyone else out there have trouble with a dirty neck at shows? My neck gets incredibly dirty at shows, and it rubs off on my stock tie! I only have one tie, so is there anything I can do to keep it cleaner for all three days at a show?
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb. 3, 2004
    North Carolina


    No suggestions other than extra stock ties, wash the one you have out every night, possibly put powder on your neck before you put the stock tie on or ignore the "ring around the collar".

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul. 2, 2009
    Seacoast, NH


    Also, using Spray'n'Wash for whites helps clean things up after the show! Same goes for white britches/pads/shirts etc.
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct. 3, 2002
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    If you aren't allergic, Scotchguard the heck out of it after washing, before wearing. It will help a little to keep from attracting dust/dirt, but also will allow you to just wipe off grime with a baby wipe or such.

    Do NOT use fabric softener when you wash. I don't know why, but a couple years ago someone told me that about my uniform. I have cats, dogs and horses, none of which are the same colour as my uniform. So I was forever picking up hair, lint, dust etc. If you avoid the fabric softener, for some reason it picks up less stuff. It DOES work.

    Ditto powdering your neck--I'd try something like Gold Bond and/or something with cornstarch to help absorb the oil/sweat.

    Avoid makeup at the neckline. Blend mid cheek (where you'd blend out your blush) rather than bringing it down and blending under jaw as you would normally. This makes a HUGE difference for me and my white tee shirts (under uniform). I don't wear much makeup in the summer anyway because I sweat, but the makeup seems to migrate to the white and the shirt collar--then attracts or holds dust or other dirt.
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar. 2, 2007
    Upper and Lower Canada


    I absolutely detest having anything around my neck, particularly in the middle of summer, so, unless there is only a short time between tests, I always take mine off (I have a pretied one), roll it up so it doesn't wrinkle, and stuff it in my coat pocket. You could also use a baby wipe to clean off your neck (will also make you feel cooler) between tests.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul. 8, 2009

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    It also helps if you spray "Simple Green" on it right before you wash it. I use it on everything. Helps getting spots out of saddle pads etc.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May. 14, 2003
    Sixth Grade Land!!! USA


    My solution, when a 2 day soak in oxyclean did not work, was to just make 2 more! Of course it helps to be able to have the pattern, fabric and machine on hand. They looked great and I was relieved to have the extra when it poured down rain and we were outdoors.
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