I read somewhere that you can use WD40 to get melted Chap Stick out of clothes, but now I have WD40 stains on my work clothes. Any idea how to get the WD40 out now? Help!
Molly from MN
Dish soap is made to get grease off of your dishes and does a great job on any oily stain on clothes.
Shout is the best stain remover I've used! It gets out every stain I encounter!
My husband is a truck driver and he gets everything on his clothes from axle grease to diesel fuel to tar. I swear by "Orange GOOP" hand cleaner and "Greased Lightening" all purpose cleaner & degreaser. You can find both at WalMart or most home improvement stores.
First I squirt the area with Greased Lightening thoroughly, then rub in some of the hand cleaner on the same spot. Rub well into the fabric either with your knuckles or with a small scrub brush. Then roll up the clothing and let set for an hour or so. Then unroll and wash as usual.
This sounds like a big chore and believe me, sometimes it is, But it's better than having to buy new work clothes every week!
Good luck...hope this works for you. Pat T.
I had found with work clothes.....rub lots of sunlite soap..on clothes...add Lux flakes added to hotish water to dissolve...and move around by hand for few minutes..let soak overnite ....rinse well...it may help..I found it did a pretty good job...mervyn
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WD-40 is made of fish oil, treat it like any other oil stain and it should come out. I usually try to soak oil stains with Dawn original dish detergent. It gets out all kinds of stains. (07/17/2007)
French chalk from the drug store will remove oily stains. I'm not sure of the chemical name, it is something magnesium. It comes in a bar like soap. Rub it on and dust it off. Cowboys use it to clean the hair and skin oils from their Stetson hats. (07/17/2007)
Dawn dish soap is definitely the way to go. It gets grease and oil out of anything! (11/29/2007)