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  1. #1
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    Default Grease spot on breeches: how to get it out?

    I spilled a bit of grease on my breeches yesterday and am wondering what is the best way to get the spot out. If there is a product I can use at home I would prefer that over dry cleaning due to the expense. I think it was a drop of two of grease from something that had butter or oil on it if that matters.

    What's the best way to deal with this? I haven't touched the spot yet for fear of messing it up before I find a good solution to the problem.



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    For those type of stains, I use a Resolve (formerly Spray n' Wash) Stain stick. Rub the product on the stain, and also do it on the inside of the fabric. Rub area to get the Resolve into the fabric. Let sit for 10 minutes or so, wash in COLD water (hot might set the stain). Check to see if the spot comes out, only rarely do I have to repeat...If you can't tell while the breeches are wet, semi air dry-DO NOT dryer dry, it will set the stain, and repeat if necessary. Good luck!



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    Rubbing chalk into grease stains is supposed to absorb the grease and banish the stain. Baby powder and baking soda will work too.

    http://www.rd.com/home/9-ways-to-remove-grease-stains/



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    Lestoil. I used it years ago when I did oil painting, it was the only thing that worked. A little bit on the stain, then rinse and wash as usual.



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    Polomolive 'lifts grease' (& softens hands) and I've used it on clothing spots but it does foam up so don't add it to the washing machine. Just rub it in the spot and hand wash, repeat if necessary till the spot lifts.



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    Shampoo! It works on greasy hair so why not? One of the many handy tricks my MIL has taught me.
    Quote Originally Posted by EquineImagined View Post
    My subconscious is a wretched insufferable beotch.



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    I have good luck getting grease stains off of fabric with
    GoJo (mechanics hand cleaner) or Goop (ditto). Use the
    kind without pumice. Rub the cream into the stain, let
    it sit for a couple minutes, rinse the area with water (can
    use a towel to blot water if you don't want to wet the
    entire garmet). I usually follow with dish detergent
    like Dawn Ultra just to remove the odor of the cleaner
    before I rinse the spot.
    Robin from Dancing Horse Hill
    Elmwood, Wisconsin


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    I pre-treat greasy stains with dish detergent - preferably Dawn, but if not then whatever I have on hand. It works very well; after all, getting rid of grease is what dish detergents pride themselves on.
    Proud member of the EDRF


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    I use Dawn. Really saturate the area of and around the grease mark.
    The Evil Chem Prof



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    Dawn does get the grease out of the way. We used to use it in the Meat Lab to clean off fatty goop. Good luck with breeches. Goop would probably work, too.

    Proud to have worked in a Meat Lab,
    K



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    Another vote for Dawn. Rub it in really good and let it sit a few minutes, then wash. Its never failed me.
    "Is it ignorance or apathy? Hey, I don't know and I don't care." ~Jimmy Buffett



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    I have to agree with Robin. I have had very good luck with D&L hand cleaner or Goop or any of those mechanics no water hand cleaners. Great stuff.



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    At a show once I grabbed the Cowboy Magic Green Spot Remover for such a thing and it made the mark a lot less obvious and then it washed out fine. I have also found Resolve of both the stick and the carpet type spray useful. Guess I'm a slob...



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    If the Dawn fails, I use Carbona for oil & grease. It will even remove set stains after washing. Might have to mail order it. I used to be able find it locally. Last time I had to buy it online, but it's well worth the shipping.



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