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Removing oil from clothing
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Bob(WI)    Posted 12-10-2001 at 10:32:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Since I've started working in a machine shop type setting my jeans and T shirts are getting cutting oil on them and we can't seem to get the oil out with the store bought laundry detergent, does anyone know of any tricks to get more of the oil out of my clothes? take a shirt out of the dryer and can't even clean my glasses with it cause of the oil residue.


Pam    Posted 07-19-2007 at 17:06:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My husband wore a silk shirt to dinner and got oil salad dressing and red wine on it. Any tips to get it out?


Roxy ryan    Posted 10-21-2005 at 12:19:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I work on my car at home and get oil on my clothes all the time i asked around and ive heard that dawn gets any type of oil out of your clothing, and you have to scrub and soak, scrub and soak, twice to get it out, so i tried it and it works on my jeans and my shirts.


heather    Posted 12-21-2005 at 12:17:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
heyy thanks,
i was cooking with oil and while i was greasing a pan i got it all over my shirt. Dawn worked great!!


Bob(WI)Thanks Guy's. (nm)    Posted 12-11-2001 at 14:51:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
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deborah    Posted 02-17-2004 at 09:54:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'D LIKE TO KNOW HOW TO GET COOKING OIL OUT OF A PAIR OF SWEATPANTS. THAN-YOU


evelynn    Posted 05-26-2005 at 10:39:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I want to know how to get oil out of khaki pants


JoeK    Posted 12-11-2001 at 09:23:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Due to "front end protrusion",I have the same problem w/T shirts etc.Being single and ignorant as to the finer points of laundry,I refer them to my sister,who pretreats the stains w/"Lestoil" solution then washes w/detergent and soda.Seems to do a good job.I have finally took to wearin a denim shop apron which helps alot and can be harshly washed when it gets too nasty.Depending on what kinda machinery you're around,the apron may be the way to go.Friend uses a leather apron his Pop used as a milk can hauler yrs ago.


Bob(WI)    Posted 12-11-2001 at 14:50:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
I understand the "front end protrusion" completely and thats most of the trouble, the company does have long over coat type things but my protrusion won't allow me to button them and the company won't make any provisions for me until after my probation then I can get company supplied pants and shirts that the rental company cleans but will try your sisters trick as well.


JoeK    Posted 12-11-2001 at 23:29:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
I believe I paid about $10 for my first apron,worked OK,but was a bit narrow for a wide body.Last couple,old gal next door(kinda adopted gramma) made using original as pattern and expandin it to fit...neck loop has a snap on one end,and we did away w/the waist ties,put a grommet on ea side and use a piece of woven bungee cord with a small harness snap on each end.That way ya don't have to tie it in back and it also gives with ya when ya squat or sit.Next thought is to spray a new one with tent/tarp waterproofing to make it un-absorbant and minimize stains or bleed-thru.


buck    Posted 12-10-2001 at 22:00:44       [Reply]  [No Email]

been in dirty greasy clothes all my life but my mother or my wife always washed them so I just now ask my wife (after 32 years) how she gets them clean. Said she uses diswashing liquid soap along with laundry detergent. Well guess that makes since cause I always use dishwashing soap to wash my hands and sometimes i shower with it.


brenda minor    Posted 11-03-2003 at 18:14:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
to remove olive oil from clothes.


MikeH-Tx    Posted 12-12-2001 at 06:17:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Buck, even though this is not an answer to the question asked, I gotta respond. You are right on with the dish soap. I use Lemon Joy and won't ever be without it. I have tried the commercial hand cleaners and threw them away.

I restore tractors for fun and work in an office for income. I need to be office clean by Monday morning.

It's Lemon Joy and a scrub brush for me (sometimes after hand cleaning with gasoline).

I bet it would do the trick in the laundry, if you were careful about not making too many suds.


Dan G/Soganofla`    Posted 12-12-2001 at 12:20:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
'Nuther trick with the dish detergent: coat your hands, lightly, with it before you start working. Just put it on like hand lotion. When you are done, the grease will just rinse off of your hands.


Whispering Pines    Posted 12-11-2001 at 17:24:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dawn dish soap is my best friend when I get home. Got some of the stuff in the shower all the time. I also save the 'empty' bottles from the dish sink, fill them up with water and keep them in the pickup, shop, tractor, etc. There's also one permanently placed new the washing machine. Then once I'm clean I can go back to the original best friend and she loves me again (I know I'm fickle)!


IHank    Posted 12-10-2001 at 17:11:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Bob- I've long time had good luck with a big dose of baking soda in the wash water. Use the normal amount of soap, then add 1/4 to 1/2 box of baking soda. It does a good job and ain't hard on the fabric like bleach and the strong chemicals. Good luck, IHank


John - NY    Posted 12-10-2001 at 16:19:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I checked out the site recommended by Shep in FL and there's some interesting ideas.

I've use the citrus based hand cleaner without the pumice and it seems to take out oily grease remarkably well. Fact is, after doing some spot removals on my jeans, the treated spots looked really good compared to the untreated portions of the same pants - made me think I should have done the rest of the pants as well.


ShepFL    Posted 12-10-2001 at 12:35:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bob - below is a link to a helpful hint I added for grease, should work for oil as well.
HTH


DGLENNEY    Posted 07-02-2002 at 06:08:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
HOW CAN I REMOVE COOKING OILS/FOOD GREASE SPOTS FROM COTTON T-SHIRTS?


bob    Posted 05-05-2007 at 19:07:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
nothimg works


heather mintrim    Posted 02-12-2006 at 03:58:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
hello , my husband wore a tee shirt ,whilst cooking sunday lunch, splashed cooking oil over it, please can you pass any tipps on removing it. thankyou.x


M Jones    Posted 04-09-2007 at 17:22:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I use baby oil on my skin, and I thought I had washed my hands thoroughly, until I put my dress on and found fingerprints of the oil all over my dress!! I was told to spray hairspray on the area
and wash the area with Dawn dishliquid very well.
After the 1st wash,the majority of the oil was removed. After a second good rubbing and washing with Dawn, the oil was completely gone. Please believe, this really works!(and prayer certainly gave it power!!)


Linda    Posted 04-22-2005 at 09:19:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]

removing cooking oil from clothing


Libby    Posted 01-07-2004 at 00:29:16       [Reply]  [No Email]

www.tipking.com/Tips/publish/tip_82.shtml


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