How to wash silk gloves?

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  1. Traverse macrumors 603

    Traverse

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    Weird question, but I just bought these cheap "filament silk" gloves from Amazon for light desk work.

    I won't wear/use any purchase fabric before I wash them. I'm a noob at anything other than the washing machine. I googled how to on wikihow and it mentioned vinegar for shine? :confused:

    How should you hand wash these?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Julien macrumors G3

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    In sink with lukewarm water and a couple of drops of detergent. Hand wash for a couple. Next rinse under cool water and then soak in cool water with a few tablespoons of vinegar for 5 to 10 minutes. Then just hang to dry.
     
  3. Traverse thread starter macrumors 603

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    Thank you. That's what wikihow said, but I just wanted to make sure.
     
  4. ejb190 macrumors 65816

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    We had white cotton gloves for college marching band that had to be "spotless". The washing machine was brutal on them. The best technique was to stuff them into a two liter pop bottle with some Woolite and some bleach, fill it about half full of water, and manually agitate it (shake it 'till your arms fell off). Fish them out of the bottle, rinse them in the sink, and air dry.

    For silk, I'd skip the bleach.
     
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    It helps me a lot, thanks :)
     
  6. Traverse thread starter macrumors 603

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    That sounds like so much work! :eek:
     

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