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Chairlift grease

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
Well I'm not sure if this goes here, but I got some grease on my jacket from the chairlift this season and I have no idea how to get it off, I already tried putting it in the washer but it didn't do anything. Help?
post #2 of 17
Hot water, maybe??

Is it really that big of a problem, noticeable? Or is it an expensive jacket?

I'm not sure how often you ski, but I ski often enough that I have multiple ski jackets/pants/hats/goggles and stuff.
post #3 of 17
Rub a little Dawn dishsoap or waterless hand cleaner into the stain and rewash.
post #4 of 17
I had a huge spot of grease on my white Isis ski pants.
I asked my grandma, because grandma's know everything.

She said Lestoil, and just happened to have a little in a bottle she'd had for close to 20 years. I vaguely remembered my mom using that stuff on dad's work clothes and thinking it stunk really bad.
But I graciously took about a 1/4 cup of it with me, got home, and hesitantly put some on the spot. A few rubs, and I visually watched the grease break up and separate from the fabric!!!!!

I did have to wash the pants again with some febreeze because lestoil stinks, but I couldn't imagine anything getting the grease out as effectively as grandma's lestoil
post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by 4cznskier View Post
Rub a little Dawn dishsoap or waterless hand cleaner into the stain and rewash.
I've used dawn on grease before, as well as simple green, and the kinda work but not like the lestoil did.



I'm also wondering if anything will work now since you've already made an attempt to wash it. The other cleaning products may alter the chemical reaction of other cleaners.:
post #6 of 17
This is a chronic problem at my home ski area (Greek Peak-NY). I use a product called "Greased Lightning". Spray it on the spot(s), let it sit for awhile, work it with a stiff nylon-bristled finger-nail cleaning brush, wash off residue with a wet cloth.
post #7 of 17
Gojo hand cleaner. dish soap.

but my faavorite is dont by light colored 500 dollar jackets and then when you get greased it really doenst matter. Grease is way more waterproof than anything else.
post #8 of 17
Or if you don't mind looking cooler than cool you can smear a piece of duct tape over it!
post #9 of 17
Thread Starter 
Thanks, what about the fact that it's goretex? would that change treatments?




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Originally Posted by patprof66 View Post
This is a chronic problem at my home ski area (Greek Peak-NY). I use a product called "Greased Lightning". Spray it on the spot(s), let it sit for awhile, work it with a stiff nylon-bristled finger-nail cleaning brush, wash off residue with a wet cloth.

haha that's actually where it happend strangely enough.
post #10 of 17
Mechanic's water less hand cleaner and or 'Opps', had the same problem on my $400 yellow jacket.
post #11 of 17
Oh - It's Goretex. That's different. Duct tape...... definitely!
post #12 of 17
This is why all my ski jackets are black; they are perpetually clean.
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by Voltron View Post
This is why all my ski jackets are black; they are perpetually clean.
thats mitch hedburg est.

I have shirt that says dry clean only...which means its dirty!!!
post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post
Mechanic's water less hand cleaner and or 'Opps', had the same problem on my $400 yellow jacket.
Real men wear yellow
post #15 of 17
Thread Starter 
I'll just go with ductape, my jacket's kinda a ductape color anyway.
post #16 of 17
Don't give up!
Try the Lestoil or Grease Lightening.
I like my light coloured ski clothing and I'm not willing to commit to Black for everything
These are the pants I got grease on and I'm not kidding when I say the lestoil took it out 100%.

Pully's and cables are a hazard for filth, and we need them to get our lift served skiing done.
Wear the ski clothing you want and know that we have good products at our finger tips to keep them at their best.
post #17 of 17
Propane torch
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