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How to get diesel fuel smell out of clothes?
« on: November 19, 2014, 07:20:04 PM »
I use diesel fuel for my blade lubricant in my mill and am having a difficult time trying to get the smell out of my clothes after a day of sawing. Does anyone know of anything to use with the detergent? We tried a coke (my wife read about that somewhere) with the load of laundry but did not work real well.

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Re: How to get diesel fuel smell out of clothes?
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2014, 07:40:15 PM »
Dawn dish washing detergent?  I know it breaks down oil really well.  ???
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Re: How to get diesel fuel smell out of clothes?
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2014, 07:44:59 PM »
I use a spurt of Simple Green when I pump diesel, and it seems to cut the smell rather well.
Don't have any idea if washing clothes with it would work for you.
I gather your regular washing machine detergent is not cutting the smell. Which laundry detergent isn't working for you?
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Re: How to get diesel fuel smell out of clothes?
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2014, 07:55:41 PM »
I really don't know…but what I do know…..I won't put my Diesel clothes in the washer with my wife's dress pants again.  :o
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Re: How to get diesel fuel smell out of clothes?
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2014, 08:15:13 PM »
Ha, ya I learned the hard way to not mix any of my work clothes with the general laundry. My wife was not happy with me. I'll try the dawn and simple green and see how it works. Thanks

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Re: How to get diesel fuel smell out of clothes?
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2014, 08:39:42 PM »
I don't know how to get rid of the smell, but I would say if you are using enough diesel for lube to leave you smelling like it, you're using too much. Look around on the forum for some of the felt wiper systems members have made for diesel lube. Cook's makes a system you can buy, too. I'd be surprised if you used a cup of diesel in a full day of sawing with a wiper system.
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Re: How to get diesel fuel smell out of clothes?
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2014, 08:42:14 PM »
Having been around diesel all my life and soaked in it on occasion evaporation is one of the better ways to handle the smell. if they are to bad let them dry a while before you wash them then wash and let them hang on the line for several days.

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« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2014, 08:48:21 PM »
It sounds like you got a good dose on your clothes,  I have done it before, not with the lube but inadvertent spills, we have been using a tide knock off,  it comes from the Sam's club, it works for my clothes, and for sure, I have been washing all my clothes separate from the rest, mill clothes are together, and that's all that's in the wash.  It works here, not saying it will work for you but worth a try, And the felt wiper is a better alternative for sure.  I don't use it, but know those that do, it works great for them.
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Re: How to get diesel fuel smell out of clothes?
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2014, 08:54:34 PM »
I really don't know…but what I do know…..I won't put my Diesel clothes in the washer with my wife's dress pants again.  :o

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Re: How to get diesel fuel smell out of clothes?
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2014, 09:14:58 PM »
Why would you want to get rid of it? I love the smell of diesel!  ;D
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« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2014, 09:54:03 PM »
Why would you want to get rid of it? I love the smell of diesel!  ;D

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« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2014, 10:06:24 PM »
I really don't know…but what I do know…..I won't put my Diesel clothes in the washer with my wife's dress pants again.  :o

Did  that once also . Now we have Two washing machines .  His and Hers.
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« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2014, 10:06:51 PM »
I use it for hair tonic. Gets a lot of attention. :o
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« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2014, 10:14:05 PM »
I use it for hair tonic. Gets a lot of attention. :o

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« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2014, 11:03:08 PM »
We have twin washers and dryers also one set is for me and the dogs stuff! :D

Did  that once also . Now we have Two washing machines .  His and Hers.
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« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2014, 11:57:11 PM »
My wife uses lestoil to get my work clothes clean works really good even cuts through pine pitch and 80/90 gearlube.
As far as bladelube switched over to water pinesol mix cheap and effective cleans and cools.
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« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2014, 05:13:54 AM »
Lestoil works the best. DO NOT PUT DAWN in the dish washer don't ask me how I know ;D
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« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2014, 05:33:07 AM »
I use it for hair tonic. Gets a lot of attention. :o

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« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2014, 07:41:29 AM »
My daddy always poured diesel on any kind of wound.  He said that it killed germs. 

We had a half grown dog that was chasing a rabbit, and the rabbit ran in between the tines of an up-turned chisel plow.  Well, the dog ran into the chisel plow and cut his head open.  My Daddy poured diesel fuel on the dogs head.

The dog did not make it.
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« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2014, 07:50:59 AM »
My daddy always poured diesel on any kind of wound.  He said that it killed germs. 

We had a half grown dog that was chasing a rabbit, and the rabbit ran in between the tines of an up-turned chisel plow.  Well, the dog ran into the chisel plow and cut his head open.  My Daddy poured diesel fuel on the dogs head.

The dog did not make it.

My daddy had a goat one time and he was…………..well never mind.

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