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Gasoline In Clothes

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by Brokenwing, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. Brokenwing

    Brokenwing Feeling the Heat

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    If this is not in the right spot, mods please move it. Tonight not thinking I loaded the auger in my brother in laws truck, and got gas on good clothes. I have washed them in detergent, and they stink really bad. I put them out on the clothes line till I find a solution. If any of you have any ideas, or maybe your wives would, please let me know. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.

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  2. billb3

    billb3 Minister of Fire

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    hanging out on the line for a couple days is what I've done

    Dawn dishwashing detergenet has helped with WD40 stink - maybe gas too ?
  3. Hearth Mistress

    Hearth Mistress Minister of Fire

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    Try Arm and Hammer Washing Powder along with your detergent, its a yellow box usually on the bottom shelf with the laundry soap. My hubby works in a warehouse at a chemical plant, his clothes are filthy and full of petroleum based stinky things. Worth a try for sure.
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  4. cygnus

    cygnus Feeling the Heat

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    I use goop hand cleaner for those types of stains. Just drop it in with the laundry. It can work wonders.
  5. Brokenwing

    Brokenwing Feeling the Heat

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    thanks for all the suggestions, I greatly appreciate them all.
  6. ironpony

    ironpony Minister of Fire

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    A Match???
  7. semipro

    semipro Minister of Fire

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    The smell will go away with time, actually pretty fast. Its evaporating which is why you can smell it.
    If you can't wait you could try some hydrogen peroxide on it but it may bleach the fabric.
  8. save$

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    Let them soak, put a little baking soda in the water, change the water a few times, then wash them.
  9. nate379

    nate379 Guest

    Get a washing machine that actually washes clothes? :p

    I had my pants and shirt soaked with diesel a few weeks ago (got damn Bobcats blow fuel back when filling them and I forgot about it). Was bad enough it stank up the whole office building and I ended up going home early cause it was burning my legs. Apparently my legs are pansies. ;em

    Figured it would stink forever but couldn't even tell after throwing in the wash just with normal soap and cycle.

    I wash the garage rags, they are full of oil, grease, gas, etc, etc and for the most part them come out clean.
  10. heat seeker

    heat seeker Minister of Fire

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    I just air them out outside for a day or two, then wash. The smell goes away.
  11. Trickle

    Trickle New Member

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    Yep, what everyone else said. Air out till completely dry with minimal smell then run them through another load with baking soda or borax, should be good.

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