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Removing Car Grease Stains From Clothing

November 10, 2009

A mechanic working on a car.When cleaning mechanic's uniforms where they wipe their greasy hands; what kind of detergent is supposed to be used?

By Zack from Chicago, IL

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November 11, 20090 found this helpful

Try rubbing lard ( shortening) into the stain and then wash as normal, it may take a few attempts, but the grease in the lard/shortening will eventually take out all the oil stains.

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November 11, 20090 found this helpful

Another old method of removing grease and paint from work clothes is to wash them separately using [electric] dishwasher detergent...it's pretty harsh on clothing, so don't wash the everyday clothing with this method...

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November 12, 20090 found this helpful

Washing up liquid. It also gets sudocream out of clothes, too!

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November 18, 20090 found this helpful

Try WD40. I'd spray it on and let it set for at least a half hour. It works at taking out sharpy marks off clothes and also tar on car surfaces without damaging the surface. Good luck.

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July 9, 20130 found this helpful

Use gain pebbles two cups of cheap pine cleaner and regular detergent now the gain pebbles are only for fresh scented clothing

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June 6, 2016

My wife managed to get caught up on the car towball which had grease on it. Her new jacket isn't looking too new now, it's a light tanny color and made up of 66% acrylic, 20% nylon & 14% wool.

Any advice besides buy a new one would be greatly appreciated.

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May 12, 20171 found this helpful

I would mix 1 part Dawn dish soap to 3 parts warm water. Apply with a clean rag and dab as much grease off as you can.

Then dip a toothbrush in the Dawn solution and work on the remaining stain, brushing it in multiple directions, dabbing with a clean cloth to absorb the grease as you go.

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If that's not cutting it, you could try straight Dawn and a toothbrush.

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July 5, 2014

How do I get car grease out of a Gorte-Tex jacket?

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