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Stain removal (VICKS) on clothing

Started 1336820397.78 in Among Friends | Last reply 1337380098.607 by Irshgrl31201

Not sure whereto post this but I am desperate for an answer

Does anyone know how to get VICKS VAPOR RUB.......out of clothing?

Yes, the greasy stuff that we use on our chests and nose, and some use on their toes......... I had a small container and somehow I forgot it was in the pocket of my winter parker and when I did a load of laundry....oh well, you all know what happened. In the same load was a couple of my husband's favorite suede-like shirts now they have oily blotches all over. Before they go in the trash, does anyone have any ideas what I can use?

Thanks a bunch, Gerri

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Gerri S1336820455.33135 PostsRegistered 8/19/2005Eastern End of Long Island, NY

I meant PARKA.........sorry

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violann1336824667.413923 PostsRegistered 12/12/2004
As long as everything is washable, Stanley DeGreaser is the best thing I know of. If you can't find that, I would look in the supermarket for the best grease remover you can find there. Follow directions carefully.

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Reiss19801336827838.958218 PostsRegistered 4/15/2011Central NJ /Freehold// Long island NY

{#emotions_dlg.scared} I don't have the foggiest idea........good luck!{#emotions_dlg.confused1}

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MIMA1336828942.33315259 PostsRegistered 10/19/2004KS

Put lighter fluid on all the spots and wash it in laundry soap and warm water (hot if it is safe for the fabric). Hang to dry. Don't put it in the dryer. Repeat if needed if you miss a spot.

If it dries stiff (from hanging to dry), you can then f-luff it up in the dryer or wash and dry it as normal to soften it back up.

It really does work and I've did it dozens of times. It gets out grease, tar, lipstick or anything greasy/oily.

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Irshgrl312­011336847600.67717184 PostsRegistered 3/14/2006

I used to work at a restaurant years ago and they used Mean Green to clean the deep fryers and all the other greasy kitchen stuff.

It is seriously the best stuff I have ever used to get grease out and it is $5 a gallon and Dollar General, but you can get it a lot of places.

Here is how good it works and this is not exaggerated one bit. I once left a whole tube of Chanel bright red lipstick in my jeans pocket and washed it and then dried it. During the drying cycle it broke open and melted all over everything in the dryer. I thought I had ruined every item but I let it all soak in the sink with warm water and a cup or so of Mean Green Degreaser. It came completely out and not one single stain was still on ANY of the clothing. To this day I use this to get out grease, butter, oil or anything that is oil based out of my clothing. I pretreat it before it goes into the wash and it gets everything out. When my daughter was waitressing I would use it on her uniform which could get really stained sometimes and there was never anything that it couldn't get out.

I also use it to clean my kitchen and it completely takes care of all grease.

Just try it once, I promise you will be amazed.

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Madisson1336932944.173078 PostsRegistered 10/13/2011SoCal

I'm always hearing about lighter fluid and gasoline to remove spots. I've never tried them but am tempted. Mean Green sounds like a good product to keep on hand too.

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RedTop1337035791.5075459 PostsRegistered 9/1/2010

Mean Green is a great degreaser. You could also use Dawn detergent directly on the grease spots, let sit awhile, then wash in Dawn. The QVC equivalent to Stanley Degreaser is Fulsol.

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violann1337108515.9213923 PostsRegistered 12/12/2004
Thank you RedTop! I sometimes have a tough time getting the Stanley products.

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mistriTsqu­irrel1337145991.67310733 PostsRegistered 7/17/2010Purgatory, USA

Lestoil is what I used on my clothes when I worked at an oil-change place.

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RockChick1337154381.9479076 PostsRegistered 10/29/2007Central Texas

Greased Lightning, hot water, might have to wash more than once but I've used it to get grease stains out of my jeans after they were dried in... good stuff!! I use it to clean my kitchen too.

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Gerri S1337354232.53135 PostsRegistered 8/19/2005Eastern End of Long Island, NY

Thank you friends........

Well I did try purchasing the Green Mean, Walmart, Target, Kmart.......no luck! I started with the regular oxy stuff and then resolve (it's a wonder there are any threads left on his shirts....hahahaha) stains STILL THERE!

I then went to the lighter fluid and YUP IT DID WORK..... may have to do it one more time but definitely took most of the vick's grease stain out.

As always my QVC friends come through for me. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.....and my hubby thanks you too. Gerri

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Irshgrl312­011337380098.60717184 PostsRegistered 3/14/2006

Oxyclean does not work on grease stains. It works on getting wine and stains like that out. I went to Meangreens website and here is where they sell it.


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