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#1 toomanytoys84 OFFLINE  

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Posted February 03, 2016 - 09:21 PM

I've been doing a lot of bearing work lately and this requires packing 30 tubes of grease in the bearing and housing. A very messy business.

I have 4 shirts that were covered in grease. I scrapped all the grease off and washed them but the grease is still embedded in the fabric. I don't care about the stains I just want the grease off and the smell gone...

Any suggestions or just toss em?

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Posted February 03, 2016 - 09:27 PM

Wash in Dawn dish soap?


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Posted February 03, 2016 - 09:29 PM

Hot water soaking with strong soap?  Hot water washing after?  Wonder if safe to rinse out in paint thinner first, a solvent for the grease, then the hot soak and wash?  Learn to wear bibs or aprons next time? :poke: :smilewink:


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Posted February 03, 2016 - 09:29 PM

Shop rags?
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Posted February 03, 2016 - 10:07 PM

Soak with WD40 then wash with blue Dawn??


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Posted February 03, 2016 - 10:15 PM

just put it in the pile with rest of the laundry and let the wife figure it out
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Posted February 03, 2016 - 10:54 PM

Goop hand cleaner works well.


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Posted February 03, 2016 - 10:57 PM

Hot water soaking with strong soap?  Hot water washing after?  Wonder if safe to rinse out in paint thinner first, a solvent for the grease, then the hot soak and wash?  Learn to wear bibs or aprons next time? :poke: :smilewink:

I bought red kap coverall and it best thing I ever bought no more ruined clothes.


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Posted February 04, 2016 - 12:12 AM

For really bad spots, after scraping as much grease off as possible, put paper towels behind and over the spots and then iron, melting the grease so the towels absorb it. Then wash with Dawn.  GoJo grease remover and hand wash is also very good. Rub it into the fabric, leave it overnight and then wash in hot water. Follow up with a second wash in Dawn.


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Posted February 04, 2016 - 03:27 AM

I second GOOP. I have had good resuslts from GOOP. Rub it in and let it sit for awhile.  The cloth must be dry as the GOOP is water soluble. Then wash in the washer by themselves. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted February 04, 2016 - 03:52 AM

I let anything with grease on it soak in Dawn, works every time !


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Posted February 04, 2016 - 08:20 AM

Watkins Products has a super good stain remover in a hand spray bottle.  Have used ti for years.  I see to get the top of my pant legs stained up real bad, right below the apron.  Don't get it all the stain but it takes the grease/oil/parts washer stuff out.


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Posted February 04, 2016 - 08:29 AM

You could stop by the local car wash. I'm guessing a pre-wash with that sprayer would do the trick.


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Posted February 04, 2016 - 08:36 AM

Wash in Dawn dish soap?

that's how I do it and it works great.
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Posted February 04, 2016 - 09:46 AM

Just "SHOUT" it out


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