Brake Fluid on Husbands Nice Pants

Updated on October 19, 2009
M.F. asks from Colorado Springs, CO
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Hi Fabulous Women! My husband came home with brake fluid on his Dockers, and I have no idea how to get it out without leaving a stain. It isn't a color type stain, but just greasy looking. Thanks!

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T.W.

answers from Denver on

My dad swears by Break Cleaner. He says it will take anything out and not ruin the material. What better option for break fluid huh? Needless to say, I have never tried it personally, but my take on it is, the darn pants are ruined anyways.

Good luck.

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C.M.

answers from Denver on

Dawn dish soap gets grease stains out. Apply generously with soap and water, gently scrub, let it sit overnight (in a plastic bag) if you live in CO or other dry climate, then throw in the wash. DO NOT put it in the dryer until you KNOW the stain is out. Putting it in the sun will help, as well.

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S.W.

answers from Pocatello on

WD-40 and sunlight dishsoap its breaks up the grease. Comes out perfect every time. Works for kitchen grease stains too.

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A.C.

answers from Colorado Springs on

I've got engine degreaser, & I'd use that if it were my hubby's pants-spray it on like Shout, covering the stain. WD40 would probably work too. Shout usually gets out most of my greasy stains, but I'd go a little more heavy-duty w/automotive stains-it's more heavy-duty than just a bacon or regular food stain.

P.M.

answers from Great Falls on

I use Sol-U-Mel.

My husband works in landscaping and irrigation, so he's always coming home with different grease and oils stains. It works wonders. Plus, it's gotten red permanent Sharpie out of my son's khaki shorts.

The Sol-U-Mel is also a multi-use product. LOVE it!

I hope you find a solution that works for you!

Sincerely,
P.
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G.S.

answers from Grand Junction on

i use "super clean" to get out greasy stains on our clothes and it works wonderful on alot of things other than clothing

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T.W.

answers from Denver on

My dad swears by Break Cleaner. He says it will take anything out and not ruin the material. What better option for break fluid huh? Needless to say, I have never tried it personally, but my take on it is, the darn pants are ruined anyways.

Good luck.

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C.Y.

answers from Denver on

This is going to sound crazy but I grew up with a father who is a mechanic so I know this works on a lot of grease stains...

Spray that puppy with WD-40. Not kidding. Just don't run the pants through the dryer after the first wash. Since the WD-40 would have washed out, it's not really a big deal if you forget; just one of my fears that a little of the WD-40 might be left. (Since it's petroleum based,it is also flammable.)

I can't remember for sure if I've used it on brake fluid stains but I know I've used it on various other grease stains.

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K.S.

answers from Denver on

spray and wash max. It took out foundation (make-up) from a white shirt. You can even use it on carpet.

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C.L.

answers from Fort Collins on

Try Zout. It works wonders on bike grease, baby oil, and all the other greasy stains I've tried it on.

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P.L.

answers from Boise on

I recently read an article on line for home remedies. It said to put salt on grease stains. Scrub with salt and water and let set for a little while then wash. I hope this works for you. I haven't tried it yet. Let me know if it does work. Good Luck

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