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I used WD40 to get rid of an oil/fat stain from a dress and was left with the WD40 stain instead. The only way I could remove this stain was to drench the whole dress in Sard Wonder Soap Oxy Action liquid spray so that it would not leave a spray area mark. I left it on for 3-5 minutes, then washed the dress in a good detergent and rinsed well and hung out to dry. I was very happy with the outcome, no stain and no spray marks - as new.
Editor's Note: Sard's Wonder Soap is made by the Colgate company in Australia. There does not appear to be an American version but I think it is similar to OxiClean.
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I read that WD40 would take tomato stain out of clothes, and it did, but now how do I get the WD40 oil stain out?
Penny from, Jackson MI
As a steel worker, I tend to get alot of oil on me. Let's not even get into the smell! lol! Now I don't work w/WD40, but I have found that (idea from my dad) pouring in a full can of dark soda (aka Coke) will help out.
Greased Lightening is awesome. Spray and let soak a few minutes and then scrub it with an old toothbrush or something and keep repeating (about 5 or 6 times). This stuff is awesome and it works well with Magic Marker on clothes and ink as well. The only place around my area that sells it is a Dollar General store.
Lestoil gets out all kinds of stains. It actually got the car door jamb grease out of my light colored rain coat.
I use Goo Gone product on stains like oil, butter etc. Just pour some on the stain and leave it on for a while (couple of hours at least) than wash it in the washing machine.
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!
Dish soap is made to get grease off of your dishes and does a great job on any oily stain on clothes.
I used WD-40 to remove a grease stain from a t-shirt. Now the WD-40 won't come out. What will work to remove the new stain?
Connie from Imperial, MO
Try using GOOP, the hand cleaner. Scrub it in really well with an old toothbrush.
Dawn dish detergent works very good on any oil stain, they use it to clean up after oil slicks so it must work ! I use it instead of a pretreater.
I use Zout, no I didn't misspell Shout. I use it on ALL my stains... red wine, spagetti sauce, grease.
I recently used WD40 to get crayon out of clothes. Now, all I smell on the clothes is WD40. How do I get the smell out of my clothes?
Let baking soda or cornstarch sit on the spot overnight. Then the next morning rub blue Dawn dish soap into the starch or soda. Let it sit an hour or two, rinse in cold water. Repeat until smell is gone, then wash as normal. If it is sunny outside, hang to dry between treatments.
I believe in the product Oxy-clean for those tough to clean and smelly pieces. Another option is this site www.hunker.com/
You can try to add a 1/2 cup of salt, 1/2 cup of baking soda, and a cup of vinegar to your machine. Add in your soap and wash on the longest cycle possible.
I would try white vinegar and baking soda - those two things get rid of a lot of smells