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Motor Grease Stains in Bathtub

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My husband is a mechanic and gets very greasy at times. When he showers the tub gets so nasty and I clean it constantly. However, I still have black places in the tub from grease and oil stains. I have tried a number of things but just can't figure it out.

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Crystal from SC

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By Robin (Guest Post)
January 16, 20060 found this helpful

Try Bar Keeper's Friend. It worked on my tub bottom when it was gray and dingy from very hard water deposits. It's the only thing that has worked. I use it every week!

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January 12, 20180 found this helpful

That's stuff is great!! I can't use a lot of cleaners. I have COPD and can't handle pine sol or other spray cleaners. I first used it to removed build up from my well water.

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By Lynne, NC (Guest Post)
January 16, 20060 found this helpful

Have you tryed using a degreaser on your tub? You can get a bottle at the dollar store. It should work on the tub. You can also use it on your stove and to get spots out of your clothes. Good luck...

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January 17, 20060 found this helpful

try Zud it comes in a yellow ajax size can it remove just about anything

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By Pumpkinpatch (Guest Post)
January 17, 20060 found this helpful

Bar Keepers Friend is good. Vinegar or Lime Away will also dissolve the minerals (that may be what the dingy stuffy is clinging to.) Let it sit a few minutes then wipe away.

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January 17, 20060 found this helpful

Use Greased Lightning spray (at Walmart). Melted baked on grease of drip pan from a smoker.

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By Red Neck (Guest Post)
October 23, 20080 found this helpful

Ask the greasy fellow to wipe the tub down with a soapy rag, then rinse (which is easy to do with a shower head on a hose) before he exits the shower. Tell him you'll be "in the mood" more often if you have fewer backaches from scrubbing the tub.

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If there are stubborn spots it's probably because they are dirt mixed with dried hard water scale, and those are best attacked before they dry. It's the same reason he uses a chamois to dry his car right after washing it. For existing spots try vinegar to dissolve the scale and Pine Sol to dissolve the grease.

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November 6, 20090 found this helpful

Can he shower somewhere else? Lol! That's a nasty burden to have to put on you. I've always had luck with a product called CLR. It cleans calcium deposits, lime, and rust, hence the CLR. It's pretty potent so I would think it'd be a cinch on motor grease, too. Just be sure when you use it that the bathroom is well ventilated and run the fan.

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Anonymous
July 12, 20180 found this helpful

Clean doses not work

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Anonymous
January 12, 20162 found this helpful

My husband is a mechanic as well. I have had the same problem. Normal cleaners don't cut it. I have had the best results using equal parts white vinegar and original blue Dawn dish detergent in a spray bottle. I spray it down and let it soak for a while, 30 mins to an hr. I have let it sit overnight when it was really grungy.

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Then wipe it down good. It can be slippery if not rinsed well. Doesn't usually require a lot of elbow grease. Idk what Dawn puts in their detergent but it is some powerful stuff! Lol. The vinegar smell is pretty strong, so be prepared to smell pickles in the bathroom for a while. Good luck!

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June 8, 20171 found this helpful

Is water mixed in with the vinegar and Dawn or just the two?

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May 22, 20180 found this helpful

Thank you. My husband is a mechanic at a Italian tile company and I have tried everything to get the oil stains out and nothing something to work. I'm going to try your solution since you've been in this situation and know exactly what we're dealing with.

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October 13, 20161 found this helpful

Mechanic's wife here, too. I also have had better results with the original blue Dawn and white vinegar mixture than with anything else. It is slick and it does make your nose hairs curl, but it works pretty well.

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It is fabulous on the glass shower door if you let it soak a few hrs. Mix equal parts white vinegar & Dawn, spray on, and let soak (overnight works best for me).

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February 26, 20171 found this helpful

Thank you sooo very much for this information. It worked wonderfully. I've tried for years to get these grease stains out of my showers. Thank you again!!

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May 15, 20170 found this helpful

Which one worked wonderfully?

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August 18, 20180 found this helpful

My husband is a diesel mechanic and when he comes home to take a shower omg my bath tub looks crazy, it had gotten so bad the grout was turning black.. the BEST things thats works almost instantly is Clorox Beach toilet bowl cleaner.. I read these comment went out to Walmart and got all this stuff but then I watched this YouTube video about how to clean the grout and this lady recommended the toilet bowl cleaner she sat in on the grout of her floors for 10 minutes and used a grout brush..

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I put in on my bathroom walls and as it was dripping down it ate of the grease so fast all I had to do from there is use a bathroom brush on the tub.. I also used a little bars keeper after just to make sure I got everything.. something about a power makes me feel good when it comes to grease I always feel like it will obsorb it.. try it ladies and tell me what you think!!!

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