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Tinkie


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12/09/2010 10:35

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Anyone found a method of getting engine oil out of fabric? Have goggled it and tried various things but no luck...thought I would check with the oracle that is C44!



nurseawful



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Lots of Fairy liquid and next time wear an apron Tinkie!



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gillken


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12/09/2010 10:44

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carbon tetrachhloride commercial, use it like nailvarnish remover.......



Tinkie


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12/09/2010 10:48

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Tried fairy liquid nurseawful, no luck with that....its my very clumsy husband, he is now down to 2 pairs of descent shorts without oil on them, not sure he would pop an apron on to fiddle with his van, but will suggest it!



Can I get the carbon tetrachloride here gilken?



rigsby


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12/09/2010 11:01

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Get some Gunk from the pound/4ytl shop.Its spray on,leave it for a while then wash it out.Dont worry about the smell,it will go away.



Tinkie


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12/09/2010 11:04

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Thanks Rigsby, will try that.



Aysesdaddy



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12/09/2010 11:12

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We have a book called 'Haleys cleaning hints' and most of the hints work. For motor oil it says the following: Use waterless hand cleaner as a pre-wash, this should work on most oil and grease stains; Soak the garment in cola overnight and to get rid of the odour put a cup of baking soda into wash cycle. Hope this might help. Some of the hints use really strange things but they work on all the stains we have tried. Good luck.



Tinkie


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12/09/2010 11:18

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thanks aysesdaddy, its worrying what cola can do, am a complete diet cola addict, I must be completely stain free inside!



cyprusjoker


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12/09/2010 11:28

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if its cyprus oil thats spilled onto your cloths then this thread is ok



Tinkie


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think it was imported in to Cyprus, so does that make it acceptable?



Lilli



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12/09/2010 11:51

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Hi Tink, I have always found fairy liquid disolves the grease, then vanish or similar to remove it completely. Was there a prouct called spot on that had all different ones for various stains. I wonder if thats available here. When I asked for advice recently about mild dew on a dress i was told to soak it in neat vodka, it seems that is also a good stain remover, imagine vodka and coke to get rid of stains. I hope you manage anyway with some of the suggestions. take care xxx



cyprusjoker


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12/09/2010 11:56

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If the engine oil came out of a TRNC registered car then i think it's acceptable, if came from a Uk car not registerd then this thread should be closed.



Tinkie


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thanks Lilli, do you think if I put my husbands shorts on and drink the vodka and coke the stain will disappear??



cyprusjoker, phew, I think we are ok, the van was imported but then registered, the oil in it was also imported but if its been through the engine of the imported but now registered van, well it must have been trnc'd on the way through and I think we can keep this thread open.



cyprusjoker


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12/09/2010 12:16

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Umm. this looks to be an open and shut case, the admins may want proof of this and a full DNA of your overalls, i suggest you send them to Alsanjakjak for him to take to the lab, in the meantime can i suggest to the FA's suspending this thread untill we get the results back from The 44 lab.



Tenakoutou



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Tinkie/Msg 1:



'Gunk' from the -Shop may be OK, but I always buy 'Orange' hand cleaner [in an orange coloured container]from [new] 'Homebase' in RoC/Nicosia. I've used this for years on flesh and clothes. It does contain pumice, so it's not necessary to rub fabrics - or if so, just very gently. As the name suggests, it has a very pleasant smell, so skin and fabrics retain that after cleansing. It's on the bottom shelf in the 'motor accessories' section.



Once you've used this, you won't want to use any other [commercial engineering] hand cleaner!



janjin



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12/09/2010 18:14

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Tinkie, I washed a child's cotton light pink jacket with black oil on it.

Amazingly it came out with just a wash with Fairy wash powder.

Good luck



emineden1


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12/09/2010 18:32

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I worked in the rag trade ,and one of the problems with sewing machine's is that they spit oil at times we always used talcum powder ,put it on the stain leave it for as long as u can then brush it of .it does work i've used it on silk wedding dress's hope this helps



spanna


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13/09/2010 11:29

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If you get stuck - I've got some stain remover stuff from the UK which says it's for oil and grease - seems to get everything off!!! Let me know if you want to try it!!



Spanna.



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