Fabric Care Tips
Tip#103: Color Loss is Par for the Course
There's nothing quite like a day of fun and sun spent at the golf course, but bear in mind as you are getting a sun tan, your golf shirt is getting bleached of some of it's color. This is especially true in the shoulder area and above the waist.
Unfortunately, the sun isn't the only problem - the shade is trouble too. Tree sap (which will undoubtedly find it's way onto your clothes) turns acidic with time and this chemical reaction also pulls color.
Next problem: salts from perspiration will also affect the dyes, sometimes turning them an "orange" hue. That's why it's important to quickly professionally clean or launder this garments to remove the offending acids in chlorides. While fast action is no guarantee, it's the best chance you've got!
Ironically, these color loss problems don't usually manfest themselves until after the shirt has been processed! So while it may look 'okay' to you before hand, the invisible damage shows itself after the fabric has been exposed to heat in the drying process.
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- Tip #103: Color Loss is Par for the Course
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- Tip #13: Stain Removal Old Wives Tale
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- Tip #10: Snow and Salt — Savior and Stainer
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