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How to clean a grease spill on Nudies

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Chris Benson, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. Chris Benson

    Chris Benson Senior member

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    Hey,

    I got a pair of Nudie Slim Jims that I have been wearing for about 2 months now and one little problem. While BBQing tonight a little of the grease from the meat I was cooking splashed onto the jeans. Any ideas on how to clean this out with out actually washing them?

    Thanks!!
     


  2. 630

    630 Well-Known Member

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    Get some color-safe bleach, let it sit on the spot for a few minutes to set in, and then spot clean it with a wet rag. Good luck!
     


  3. xchen

    xchen Senior member

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    Is it a grease spill or a man stain?
     


  4. Chris Benson

    Chris Benson Senior member

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    I'm not buying the color safe bleach idea

    This is grease, fat, oil...
    It needs soap to be removed. In fact that's exactly what soap is FOR, to allow oil to be dissolved into water. just wash em.

    If you're really dead set against, try the color safe bleach, but I'd check the colorfastness with it first. Spot cleaning with a rag will not get the bleach OUT of the fibres either. And you might wind up with clear spots from the cleaning, while at least a real wash would be more uniform, and maybe bring out some of the existing wear.
     


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  7. Hany

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    Try vinegar. It will dissolve grease.
     


  8. xchen

    xchen Senior member

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    ^ If you are going to use vinegar make sure to add in a pinch or two of salt to keep the jeans from losing too much indigo.
     


  9. nyc_gaucho

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    i would try rubbing some talcum powder into the stain, leaving it overnight, then wiping the powder off with a damp rag...the idea is that the grease should get absorbed into the powder making it easier to remove...it's worked for me before...but, never tried it on raw denim
     


  10. ringring

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    The talc might work. Applying it from the underside of the denim.

    Otherwise, you could try dry cleaning fluid - perchloroethylene aka 'perc', which is a common solvent in spray-on stain removers. Lay the splashed part of the jeans face down on some paper towels. Spray or dab the solvent on the back of the stain. Wait till it drys. It typically becomes a white power - which you then brush off. Then repeat if necessary.
     


  11. ringring

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    ^ If you are going to use vinegar make sure to add in a pinch or two of salt to keep the jeans from losing too much indigo.

    I don't think the vinegar will effect the indigo much. Weak acetic acid shouldn't dissolve nor fix indigo (which, incidentally is an alkaline dye).

    Nor will the salt do anything.

    Both a great on chips (french fries) though [​IMG]
     


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    Grease stain dude.

    Man-grease?
     


  14. Curious_George

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    I've found dish soap (Dawn works good) is better often better than detergent for getting out grease stains. I would not use bleach. If it still does not come off buy some Goop. That stuff got grease off a poly mix coat which is an even more difficult material to remove grease from.
     


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