Shrinking tank tops

April 28, 2011 @ 19:39:43 PM
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Join Date: Dec 2010
I got a couple of tank tops that were too big for me, and I need to shrink it. (100% Cotton)
1. When I'm putting it in hot water will the color fade?
2. If so, should I flip it inside out?
3. What should I do after placing it in the hot water after a few minutes of boiling?
4. Do I hang the tank tops, or place the tank tops in the dryer?
5. Should I put all the tank tops in the boiling water together?
6. Would it change the colors of the shirt? Or should I do it one by one?
7. If I put the tank tops in the dryer, do I leave it in there longer than I'm suppose to or not as long?
8. Does the tank tops have a maximum amount of shrinkage that I could do? Or could I shrink it as small as possible?
April 28, 2011 @ 19:54:47 PM
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flip it inside out and also drry
April 28, 2011 @ 20:19:52 PM
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Why would you have to boil the tanks...or any piece of clothing in general? Whatever i need shrunk, i just wash on with regular hot water and put the drier on the highest/hottest dry setting.
April 28, 2011 @ 21:03:48 PM
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The shirt is about 4+ inches bigger than what I want it to be? What am I suppose to do to have it shrink? Do I wash it a couple of times then dry? Or should I wash, then dry it, and repeat?
April 28, 2011 @ 21:04:40 PM
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can u exchange it
April 28, 2011 @ 21:16:28 PM
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It's the smallest size, hahaa. I'm just wondering if it will or if I could shrink a lot.
April 28, 2011 @ 22:10:32 PM
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why would you have to boil the tanks...or any piece of clothing in general? Whatever i need shrunk, i just wash with regular hot water if whites, warm water dark colors, and throw it in the drier on the highest/hottest dry setting.
April 28, 2011 @ 22:15:02 PM
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Would the sleeve and the neck shrink with it, also will it shrink a lot. Since you said to put it on the highest serring for the drier, will it shrink the shirt a lot?
April 28, 2011 @ 22:18:40 PM
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Location: Them Grimey Streets of Orange County
Yes it will. Almost 1 size down a lot.
If you want test it out with a shirt you dont want anymore.

Wash like normal, Dry on the highest setting possible. thats it.
April 28, 2011 @ 22:22:11 PM
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I'll be doing it, will it be able to shrink more than 1 size :p
April 28, 2011 @ 22:27:19 PM
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My drier machine has the option of delicate, medium, regular for the temperature. (in order from left to right) Along with the option of time dry, permanent press, and regular Which combination should I choose?
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