Removing bike grease from your bike clothing?

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RocketRacing
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by RocketRacing

Is it a lost cause? Is there a trick to removing it? I have had some neon items ruined by it, and even acetone would not touch it.

Tips? What works?

by Weenie


TobinHatesYou
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by TobinHatesYou

Try something like Goo Gone, or go straight to Zep Citrus.

AJS914
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by AJS914

I had a beautiful Castelli winter jacket with white panels that got a black grease stain on it. I was able to totally remove it with:

stain remover (spray 'n wash or whatever)

and

scrub with an old toothbrush and laundry detergent

joeyb1000
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by joeyb1000

Dishwashing soap (like Joy).
But once you put it in the dryer, your finished.

ukracer
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by ukracer

no guarantee but ive had success with spraying with muc off (or similar ) degreaser before adding into washing machine

mattr
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by mattr

I'm another one in the dishwashing soap and a toothbrush followed by the washing machine.

Only downside is it can make waterproof/water repellent jackets less effective!

mattr
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by mattr

joeyb1000 wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:01 am
But once you put it in the dryer, your finished.
:shock: :shock:
Don't think i've put any cycling kit in a tumble drier since i was a teenager.........

springs
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by springs

I use hand cleaner stuff that you can buy in auto parts stores. Rub it in, wet it, rub some more. Always gets grease out.

Matthe
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by Matthe

Use toothpaste mixed laundry detergent to wash it.

RocketRacing
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by RocketRacing

springs wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:32 am
I use hand cleaner stuff that you can buy in auto parts stores. Rub it in, wet it, rub some more. Always gets grease out.
I was thinking about this idea. Interesting you advised the same.

moyboy
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by moyboy

I had a rain jacket that had some road grime and grease on it so just used some citrus degreaser in a spray bottle on it and spot cleaned it right out.

TobinHatesYou
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by TobinHatesYou

moyboy wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:50 pm
I had a rain jacket that had some road grime and grease on it so just used some citrus degreaser in a spray bottle on it and spot cleaned it right out.

Yep, citrus degreaser like Zep is still the best option for cutting through tough grease stains. It’s so strong you can probably dilute it 5:1 water:degreaser in the spray bottle.

moyboy
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by moyboy

That's exactly what i used! :beerchug:
TobinHatesYou wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:28 pm
moyboy wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:50 pm
I had a rain jacket that had some road grime and grease on it so just used some citrus degreaser in a spray bottle on it and spot cleaned it right out.

Yep, citrus degreaser like Zep is still the best option for cutting through tough grease stains. It’s so strong you can probably dilute it 5:1 water:degreaser in the spray bottle.


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