Grease stains on the white shirt

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autocoarsen
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Grease stains on the white shirt

Post by autocoarsen » Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:40 pm

Hi all,

I'm looking for tips on how to keep the whites looking white. I work for a 705lite company, and when throwing in gear pins it is almost impossible not to touch your shoulder somewhere oily. Any advice on how to get rid of these type of oil/grease stains out?
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Re: Grease stains on the white shirt

Post by Heliian » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:03 pm

Wash the aircraft.
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Re: Grease stains on the white shirt

Post by ShawnR » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:51 pm

Carry a set of coveralls....? Might look dorky to some for the period you have them on, if anyone even notices, but you will look better than the guy with the grease stain beside the tie....imho
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Re: Grease stains on the white shirt

Post by ShawnR » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:52 pm

Sorry, should have read the post better. To avoid the stains, see above post.

To get the stains out, that is out of my league....
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Re: Grease stains on the white shirt

Post by dialdriver » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:09 pm

I scrub laundry detergent directly into the stain with a toothbrush.
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Re: Grease stains on the white shirt

Post by lownslow » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:14 pm

Dish soap and shampoo will both cut stubborn grease but for god’s sake don’t put them in the washing machine. Not important how I know that.
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Re: Grease stains on the white shirt

Post by Captain X » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:17 pm

The best thing I have ever used is this stuff Lestoil, full strength on the stain and use a toothbrush and scrub, it stinks but when washed the smell is gone.

https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/lest ... 0322p.html
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Re: Grease stains on the white shirt

Post by ant_321 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:25 pm

Take it to a good dry cleaner. I’ve had shirts I’ve been going to throw in the trash and my guy made them good as new. The chemicals they use will probably give me skin cancer but damn to my shirts look good.
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Re: Grease stains on the white shirt

Post by digits_ » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:15 am

Get your company to hire groundstaff. Or don't care about the stains.

I had similar trouble at a 704 operator from loading bags and dirty door seals and putting engine plugs on. I wore my stains with pride after all my company issued shirts had one. Part of the job I'd say.
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