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Removing Oil from Lycra

Lifeboy123Lifeboy123 Posts: 213
edited August 2011 in Road beginners
What is the best product for removing oil stains from my clothing?

I have tied using vanish before washing at a high temperature but still no success

Surely there must be some good old wives' advice ?


  • anto164anto164 Posts: 3,500
    Swarfega before the wash. Rub it in good and proper.

    Or Fairy Liquid before the wash.
  • Stone GliderStone Glider Posts: 1,227
    I read that as 'Removing Oil From Libya' :? I need to get out more.
    The older I get the faster I was
  • VelonutterVelonutter Posts: 2,437 Lives Here
    Best thing I have found and virtually instant is Vanish Bio spray.

    Alternatively wd40
  • mallorcajeffmallorcajeff Posts: 1,489
    i use the degreaser i put on my chain disolves it in seconds then rise
  • meanredspidermeanredspider Posts: 12,337
    Brake cleaner is another good oil solvent
    ROAD < Scott Foil HMX Di2, Volagi Liscio Di2, Jamis Renegade Elite Di2, Cube Reaction Race > ROUGH
  • pauldavidpauldavid Posts: 392
    It may be easier to soak the whole short in the oil in question.

    There will no longer be a stain as the whole short is coated in the stuff

    It may make them easier to get on and off

    You will have a ready lubed pad :D
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