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Old 02-02-2004, 08:59 AM
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what type of laundry soap works the best to remove grease, oil and dirt.

This is kind of a dumb question, but what type of laundry soap works the best to remove grease, oil, dirt. I have tried Tide powder, Cheer powder, and Ultra Sun powder, but it doesn't seem to do it in one washing, it usually takes two or three times to get the junk out. Is there anything else that works better or are they all about the same in cleaning ablility????

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Old 02-02-2004, 09:34 AM
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Old 02-02-2004, 09:40 AM
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Lately I've been washing everything in Tide, 'cause it's too cold out Tide.
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I work in the oil business and HAD to come up with a way to get crude oil out of my clothes or lose my happy little family. I take an old T shirt and wad it up behind the spot. Then I pour a little gasoline (a few drops will do) over the spot and the T shirt quickly wicks the majority of the stain out. While the gas spot is still wet, I vigorously rub it with liquid dish washing detergent. Toss it in the regular wash and there is virtually no oil/grease based stain that won't come completely out.

You could use a safer solvent but gas is very effective and I fear what lacquer thinner or other solvent may do to the color or cloth. You use so little gas and immediately neutralize it with the detergent that danger is low.
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Old 02-02-2004, 10:08 AM
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When Chuck's clothes were particularly greasy and smelly (gasoline, carb cleaner or whatever greaase pit he ended u working in that day), I would add some Simple Green to the wash water, and the LIQUID laundry detergents work best. (Don't have to deal with that as much anymore, he has a much cleaner job, although working on the car(s) still gets 'em pretty yucky). Pretreat the spot (or soak the whole garment) for about 30 minutes before washing, should come out clean and smelling purty....

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I have used brake cleaner on fresh spots and it works well to remove grease and oil. It evaporates quickly and washes out stains most of the time. I don't use it anymore because one time the nozzle misfired and the brake cleaner went in my eyes. DONT EVER get brake cleaner in your eyes!!! The pain is excruciating!!!! I think I'll try willys system from now on.
I use tide with liquid dish soap on the driveway for oil drips on the concrete. Scrub with a push broom, keep it wet (water), let it sit, and repeat. Oil will float to the top then wash it down. Keeps the driveway looking nice.
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Troy

Uh, Troy, seeing as how your a guy and normally work in the garage and not the kitchen, I wont hold this against ya. But, Dawn is a DISHWASHING SOAP!!!! LOL, I busted out laughing when I read your post.

Just messin with ya bbbbbuuuuuuuuuuuudddyy.

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I always use Gain with Bleach on our ultra-grubby clothing. It removes the gasoline odor, and does a pretty good job taking out oil, grease, and other substances that would otherwise ruin clothing.
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I do my best not to get dirty at all. I wear coveralls and gloves and a hat. I have work shoes just for working in the garage and change into my coveralls in the basement and go outside and play at building hot rods. If you work at it you can stay clean and grease free. I use "ALL" to clean my coveralls.


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Cris; now that I'm retired and my wife is working to get her social security in shape, I spend a lot of time in the kitchen to help her out.


I use DAWN dish washing soap by the gal. it is the best degreaser that I've found. I wash cars, and trailers, shop floors, engines, and parts, also parts to be painted etc............

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Wow Troy, you sound like you are scoring BIG points. My wife tells me that the only thing sexier that a man pushing a vacuum is one in an apron at the sink washing dishes.
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With nothing but an apron on..........
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Well,
I use "Spray and Wash" on all spots before the item goes into the washer. I then add "spic and span" and regular laundry soap and then wash as normal.
If one of the grease stains has "set" I use "engine bright" foaming spray right on the stain. While the engine bright is still wet I put a drop or two of "dawn" dishwashing liquid and rub it in a bit. Then wash as normal again.
On red stains like wine and such I use "hair spray" Spray the stain and wash as normal.
If I can't get the stain out then it isn't coming out so I toss the item in the rag bag.
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Go-Jo hand cleaner- Just rub it on the stain and throw in in the laundry. Haven't found anything that works as good.
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