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Old 08-16-2015, 01:13 PM   #1
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Question Spot Cleaning a Comforter

We still like and use the factory bed comforter that came with our RV. It matches the rest of the decor of our bedroom so we have tried to take good care of it. It is marked “Dry Clean Only.” Unfortunately, our son is a slob and he routinely gets it dirty when he goes to our bedroom to watch TV. We put a cover over the comforter, but it slides off easily as the comforter is very slick. We dry clean it frequently, but at $45 a cleaning, it gets expensive, especially when it usually only needs spot cleaning. I have tried different types of cleaners (including plain water) on spots to avoid the dry cleaning bill, but they always leave a dry ring mark. Since it is coordinated with the rest of our bedroom, it could never be replaced, so I don’t want to risk washing it in the washing machine.

Anyone know of any good spot cleaner that would clean without leaving the dreaded dry mark ring?

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I use Lacquer Thinner. Get a Clean cloth, get the cloth wet with Lacquer thinner---clean the spot, rubbing a few times. Let it dry---repeat if necessary.

Won't hurt to let the spot get damp with lacquer thinner- the rag is where the dirt ends up, just keep the rag clean by changing the part of the rag you use.

Lacquer Thinner works great on Grease spots, as well as other spots.
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He's a disabled adult, but thanks for being helpful.
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We still like and use the factory bed comforter that came with our RV. It matches the rest of the decor of our bedroom so we have tried to take good care of it. It is marked “Dry Clean Only.” Unfortunately, our son is a slob and he routinely gets it dirty when he goes to our bedroom to watch TV. We put a cover over the comforter, but it slides off easily as the comforter is very slick. We dry clean it frequently, but at $45 a cleaning, it gets expensive, especially when it usually only needs spot cleaning. I have tried different types of cleaners (including plain water) on spots to avoid the dry cleaning bill, but they always leave a dry ring mark. Since it is coordinated with the rest of our bedroom, it could never be replaced, so I don’t want to risk washing it in the washing machine.

Anyone know of any good spot cleaner that would clean without leaving the dreaded dry mark ring?

Thanks.

Craig
Is your coach new enough that you can get a new comforter set from the mfg?
I used to be part owner of a dry cleaners. $45 is a cheap price for dry cleaning of a large comforter. One thing I would check on... not saying your cleaner does this.... but many dry cleaners do not dry clean comforters. they wet wash them even though the tag says DCO. Is it down/feather filled or synthetic fibers?
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I would be carefull using lacquer thinner.It can melt some synthetics.
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