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Posted February 04, 2016 - 11:02 AM

just put it in the pile with rest of the laundry and let the wife figure it out

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Posted February 04, 2016 - 11:07 AM

Wear white paper suit as their called when doing that kind of job won't your employer give them to you for such a messy job ?


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Posted February 04, 2016 - 11:32 AM

The Dawn dish soap works great. Mix up a real strong solution in a bucket and put the shirts in and mix them around good then let them soak overnight. Do not wring them or rinse them. Just put them directly in the washing machine with the regular clothes detergent and wash on heavy soil setting in hot water. This does the trick for me every time.

 

 

 

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Posted February 04, 2016 - 11:59 AM

Purple power is your friend. Just don't dry them till all the grease is gone. Drying will just cook it on. 

 

 

Spray them down with purple power then toss them in the washer with hot water. You will be liable for cleaning out the drum before your wife tosses her dainty things in and then murders you for them getting covered in grease


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Posted February 04, 2016 - 05:23 PM

Pre-soak them in a bucket with Lestoil for a couple days then wash separately from other laundry.


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Posted February 04, 2016 - 07:14 PM

Thanks for all good suggestions. I tried goop on them tonight since I had it. If not I'll be getting some purple power and dawn.

As for the paper suits, coal mining makes simple things such as that so impractical. You have to carry everything you need with you. Which can be several miles from the elevator. Awhile a paper suits might be small enough having to get them and carry then would be a major pain. Plus I'd get beat up for wearing them! I am going to look for some elbow lenght rubber gloves.

Also we have uniforms and I wear my uniforms. They go in the wash but 9 times out of 10 I shed the long sleeve button up work shirt and have a thermal and a t shirt on. Those darn button up shirts get so hot!

Winter time my outfit is.

Heavy carhart jeans
Thermal
T shirt
Button down work shirt
Hoodie
Jacket

When I get to where I am working I shed the jacket and hoodie. Usually the work shirt follows after I get moving. Traveling into the mine in the winter its usually 10 degrees colder than outside but out of the intake air its usually 70+ and where equipment is mining 80+. It's hard to dress for all conditions so layers are a must.

My thermal tops are the ones that catch the brunt of the grease and crap on them. Shirts I don't care about as I buy them at Goodwill for a dollar or two a shirt. I just toss them when they get too bad.

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Posted February 04, 2016 - 07:45 PM

just put it in the pile with rest of the laundry and let the wife figure it out


I probably wouldn't make it out of the laundry room if I would try that one... My employer is easy going. I wear uniform clothes to and from work so if I get dirty, they go in the bin at the end of the day. Paris uniforms figures out how to clean them. Hahahahaha
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Posted February 04, 2016 - 08:58 PM

When I worked where I had to wear uniforms I got a nasty note about working on cars in my work uniform. I am not sure how they figured out that the car grease and grime was different from the plants grease and grime. 


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Posted February 09, 2016 - 06:50 PM

I delivered powder to mines for years.  All the miners wore coveralls, no exceptions. Some mines I delivered directly to head frame as they had no powder mags, everything went underground.  This is last truck I had when hauling powder.

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Posted February 09, 2016 - 07:08 PM

The goop worked ok. The purple power worked ok. I guess grease is just hard to get out.

The last batch I soaked in a bucket of dawn. Then I rinsed and washed. They turned out decent.

I went to good will. They had a sale. 50 cent shirts. I bought 30 shirts. That way I can toss em if they are too bad.

I used to wear bibs. I never liked coveralls underground. For the same reason I didn't like bibs. Everything that goes down the front never leaves. Rocks, coal, coal dust, rock dust. Ect. Drove me crazy

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Posted February 09, 2016 - 07:10 PM

Since this post showed up, I've been wracking my brain trying to remember what Mom used on our greasy clothes when I was young.  It worked good too!   Well I finally remembered it!

 

Lestoil.jpg

 

 


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