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Removing Diesel Fuel Smell from Clothing

I need to clean some clothes that have some diesel fuel on them. Thanks.

By Bill from Flat River Desloge

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January 13, 20090 found this helpful
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I soaked jeans that diesel had spilled on in a bucket with Downy fabric softer for 2 hrs, and then washed normally and the smell was gone.

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February 24, 20160 found this helpful

1 cup of Simple Green along with detergent and wash in hot or warm water. I found this recipe for getting gasoline and motor grease out of clothes, and it works! 

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December 13, 20090 found this helpful
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My husband has worked on aircraft fuel tanks for years. He comes home reeking of the JP-8 jet fuel that he gets exposed to. I'm extremely allergic to any kind of scented products so I had to find a way to remove the smell from his clothes without using more chemicals. Get ready, it's the simplest thing and it always works.

I put everything he wears including underwear and socks that reek of jet fuel in the sun! Sometimes it can take from a few days to a week, but it always works. The sun's rays just bake the smell out. Make sure you get all areas exposed to the sun and turn inside out as well.

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April 18, 20110 found this helpful
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I used to use pinesol in the wash to remove diesel.

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April 2, 20160 found this helpful

THE THING THAT WORKS BEST IS WASH AS USUAL AND PUT WHITE VINEGAR IN THE RINSE CYCLE, IT WORKS, HAVE USED IT FOR YEARS FOR ALL KINDS OF ODORS EVEN DOG URINE.... TRUST ME

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May 9, 20160 found this helpful

The generic answer is, you need a degreaser agent that is safe on clothes. My favorite is a product called Greased Lightning, it works well, is safe on clothes, and smells decent, sold at Home Depot. But any combo degreaser/soap agent will do. Easy to find one from autoparts stores are: Gojo, Orange XYZ. These are solvents mixed with soap suspended in a gel. They work well also. If you have none of those. Then spraying the gasoline with WD40 (to loosen the grip of gasoline to cotton or synthetic), and then soaking in mineral oil for several hours, before removing, and then hand washing and rinsing with liquid dish washing soap. Several times around in washing by hand to remove all the mineral oil. When it is all gone, then dry in the sun, outside, for two days (or more). The sun will evaporate the highly volatile gasoline element hydrocarbons, benzene, etc. I usually just hand wash with Greased Lightning, then air dry for a day or two, then wash again in machine.

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