Greasy shirt and rag tricks

Discussion in 'Wrenchin' Secrets' started by Nailhead Ronnie, Nov 17, 2017.

  1. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Well-Known Member

    What do you guys use when you wash your dirty rags.

    What do you guys do for all your dirty greased up work shirts?
  2. gstewart

    gstewart Well-Known Member

    Dirty rags go into the garbage. Dirty shirts get washed separately.
  3. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Well-Known Member

    What do you use?
  4. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Well-Known Member

  5. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    Spray n' Wash and regular old Tide. I wash all my really dirty stuff seperately. Once a rag is dirty enough it doesn't come out clean anymore, it's just used as a floor or greasy engine wiper upper until it pretty much disentigrates....
  6. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys. I'm going to buy the detergent. I don't throw things away I can still use. I want to see them disintegrates like 1972mach1. Thanks again
  7. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    DAWN dish soap, or a healthy wad of GO-JO hand cleaner. The latter takes two rinses to get rid of the smell, but on rags who cares. Take them to the Lavanderia, your wife will thank you! Always wash and rinse in HOT water. ws
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  8. 36racin

    36racin Platinum Level Contributor

    Take them to you near by laundry mat and run them thru a cycle with s grease cutter soap....
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  9. 300sbb_overkill

    300sbb_overkill Well-Known Member

    Small grease stains on clothing you don't want stained will come out with brake clean but only before it goes through wash cycle.
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  10. Smokey15

    Smokey15 Pretty Fly for an Old Guy....

    I do 99% of the laundry in our home. I buy used and cleaned grease rags in large bags from a local commercial laundry service (Model Coverall) . When they get real dirty, I use them one last time to mop up spills. Then they go in a bucket. From there to the firepit. I also buy work pants/shirts/jackets from Model. They are cheap and clean up much better than blue jeans. I wash them separately on a long cycle with an extra rinse. As for car waxing/polishing/drying rags, I wait until I have a large load of them, then I take them to a local laundrymat where there are huge HD washers/dryers for rugs and other large items. It's not cheap, but sure takes less time and gets them clean.
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  11. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Well-Known Member

    Thanks everyone I'm more than confident now I can take these big stains from my long sleeves, because like some of you said they smell. My wife takes them to the lavenderia(but can't get the grease/oil out) hahaha Bill , that's Spanish for laundromat for those who didn't get that one. Thanks Again

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