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Old 09-10-06, 12:42 PM   #1
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How do I clean grease off of my Climajet jacket?

I must have picked up some chain lube on my hands before pulling my Climajet jacket on. Now I have stains on my Climajet jacket that I can't get off. I've tried hand washing with detergent and rubbing with alcohol. Neither has any effect on removing the stains. I'm afraid to try spot remover for fear of disolving the fabric. At least it just affects the appearance.
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Old 09-11-06, 08:51 AM   #2
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meh it adds character!

(i've found orange soaps work well for grease)
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Old 09-11-06, 09:50 AM   #3
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Mechanic's degreasing hand cleanser is ideal for getting oil and grease out of fabrics and carpets. It forms an emulsion with the grease then you use soap and water to wash out the emulsion. You may degrade the water repellant surface with all that solvent activity so reproffing with Nikwax wash may help.
In the UK the std cleanser is Swarfega but there is probably a different brand for the US.
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Mechanic's degreasing hand cleanser is ideal for getting oil and grease out of fabrics and carpets. It forms an emulsion with the grease then you use soap and water to wash out the emulsion. You may degrade the water repellant surface with all that solvent activity so reproffing with Nikwax wash may help.
In the UK the std cleanser is Swarfega but there is probably a different brand for the US.

I have had success removing clothing from fabric using Gojo hand cleaner. I rub it in the grease stain, then throw it in the wash.
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Old 09-11-06, 10:37 AM   #5
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actually wd40 or triflow sprayed right on the stain and then washed out will lift some.
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