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Favorite way of getting chain grease out of cycling clothes?

Old 04-18-20, 07:46 AM
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Favorite way of getting chain grease out of cycling clothes?

I bumped the chain with my arm while wearing a long sleeve jersey. Any suggestions? I was think just squirting it with Shout and letting it sit for a bit and washing it with cold water.
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I've seen local golf courses use trained dogs to help keep geese at Bay
good luck!
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Bread crumbs. In future don't leave your clothes near open bodies of water.

Or try scrubbing by hand with a hand degreaser used by mechanics. Just go slow and see how much scrubbing and degreaser is required. Don't soak with shout and leave it sit as it may effect the fabric dye as well.

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Try scrubbing it with GoJo (the stuff car mechanics use to get grease off their hands). I don't think you need the pumice variety, just the cream.

You might also try Dawn dish detergent if that doesn't work. But try the GoJo first.
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I lube my chain with wax or oil, not waterfowl .... keeps the goose-soiling issues to a minimum. Though i guess pate de fois gras would be the ultimate high-budget chain lube.
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Pre-treat with GOOP, then wash.
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Chain foxes.
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Chain foxes.
Yep, those fellas will get their teeth into the problem alright...
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On a serious note: Use the Aerosol Shout. Wash it in hot water. Cross Fingers. No golden eggs for you...
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Geese poop sucks

😜

I like shout or Clorox
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Could be worse...


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Never had a problem with getting geese on my jerseys but for grease, I have found that Dawn or Simple Green works wonders.
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Dawn dish soap is good for water fowl & grease
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I think everyone is going quackers here after taking a gander at the comments probably all the down time. However stains are always fowl with some home cleaning methods you are just winging it but you have to be careful it doesn't migrate onto other garments .

THANK YOU THANK YOU, I will be here till Thursday.
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Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
I think everyone is going quackers here after taking a gander at the comments probably all the down time. However stains are always fowl with some home cleaning methods you are just winging it but you have to be careful it doesn't migrate onto other garments .

THANK YOU THANK YOU, I will be here till Thursday.
That gives me a good timeline for getting armed and traveling out here to make sure That never happens again.

Quite the cleverly crafted torture device. Well done.
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I bumped the chain with my arm while wearing a long sleeve jersey. Any suggestions? I was think just squirting it with Shout and letting it sit for a bit and washing it with cold water.
I have gotten grease out of jerseys quite easily with nothing but tide and cold water. Never use hot water on your kit, it ruins the wicking ability (read that in a Q&A with cycling clothing engineers) and silicone grippers.

Just rub a high quality detergent (I use tide) directly on to the stain (try not apply too much pressure, you can don't want to damage). Then, add a teaspoon of detergent to a large plastic tub or sink full of water and throw it in. Let it sit for 5 minutes and then gently agitate the jersey with your hands, particularly the stained area, you might have to gently rub it for a little while (jeez that sounds bad) to free the grease from the fabric. Always works for me, and has never caused discoloration or any other undesired results.

*did not mean to type "bleach"

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One thing is, stop wearing cotton clothes. I've found that grease stains come out of synthetic clothes a lot easier than cotton. I just pre-treat with whatever -- laundry or dish detergent -- then wash like normal.
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Hey everyone! I have no idea how geese got in there in the title. Darn autocorrect I guess, but dang y’all were funny!

I was able to get the grease out with regular dish soap and cold water. Live and learn I suppose.
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Dry clean it?
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Oh my, you got grease on your jersie.... what would Steve McQueen say?
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I use Oxyclean and it works very well. I also have used other laundry spotting products - just buy one that says grease on the label (as opposed or in addition to wine, tomato, etc.)

Lacking that, often vigorously scrubbing with a some regular laundry liquid detergent usually works. Just use a portion of what you're going to pour into the load, not in addition to.

Be sure not to dry the clothes with heat (i.e. in the dryer) until you're sure it worked. If you air dry, you can always treat and wash again and sometimes the second time works. If you dry with heat, it will often set the stain making it hard or impossible to wash out.
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Oh my, you got grease on your jersie.... what would Steve McQueen say?
These days, not much.
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Originally Posted by Ross520 View Post
I have gotten grease out of jerseys quite easily with nothing but tide and cold water. Never use hot water on your kit, it ruins the wicking ability (read that in a Q&A with cycling clothing engineers) and silicone grippers.

Just rub a high quality detergent (I use tide) directly on to the stain (try not apply too much pressure, you can don't want to damage). Then, add a teaspoon of detergent to a large plastic tub or sink full of water and throw it in. Let it sit for 5 minutes and then gently agitate the jersey with your hands, particularly the stained area, you might have to gently rub it for a little while (jeez that sounds bad) to free the grease from the fabric. Always works for me, and has never caused discoloration or any other undesired results.

*did not mean to type "bleach"
Yes, this is excellent advice. I found that one of the best "pre-treatments" (I spent my career as a chemist in the personal care and household cleaning products industry) is Lestoil. Rub it in to the grease stain, let it sit overnight,and machine wash as you normally would.

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