How To Get 5th Wheel Grease Out Of Clothes

How To Get 5th Wheel Grease Out Of Clothes (3 simple methods)

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I am all for maintenance and for repairing things when they don’t work properly. That includes all things cars, including heavy-duty ones! 

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Repairing is good for the environment and is also fun until things get very messy with oils and other stain-prone fluids! 

5th Wheel Grease is one of those things that can turn into a laundry nightmare!

To get fifth-wheel grease out of your clothes, you can use a number of methods. Warm water, baking soda, and vinegar are all great ways to get fifth-wheel grease out of your clothes. 

1 Soak in Warm Water

The first method for getting rid of fifth-wheel grease also happens to be one of the simplest. For this method, you need a bucket of warm water as well as a little bit of household laundry detergent

For this method, soak the clothing in a bucket of warm water for about half an hour. Once the time is up, rub your chosen laundry detergent into the stains and let the detergent work its magic for a quarter of an hour. 

Then, soak the clothing for another thirty minutes in your bucket of warm water. Keep repeating the process until you can no longer see the stain. 

Once the stain is gone, wash your clothes as usual and let them air-dry. That way, you can ensure there are no remnants of 5th wheel grease on your clothes.

2 Apply Baking Soda and Vinegar

Baking Soda And Vinegar

Another classic method for getting fifth-wheel grease out of your clothes is to use baking soda and vinegar. For this method, you’ll need to mix baking soda with a small amount of vinegar to form a paste. 

Then, work the paste into the clothing using either a rag, cloth, or sponge. Rub the sponge in a circular motion to get it deep into the stain. You can add a bit of dish soap to the stain as well to help get tough grease marks out.

Finally, launder the clothing as usual. Allow your clothes to air dry and check the stain. If you need to, you can repeat this process. 

3 Try Just a Spoonful of Sugar

For the third method, you’ll need a little bit of dish soap and white sugar. What you’ll do is apply dish soap to the stain. 

Then, take a handful of sugar. Using your hand, rub at the stain using the sugar. The sugar acts as an exfoliant to help lift the stain out.

Once the dish soap is fully worked into the stain, brush off the sugar. Rinse your clothes under cold water before laundering the clothing as usual and air-dry.  

4 Break Out the Workshop Supplies

Since 5th wheel grease is something you find in an auto shop, it’s not a bad idea to use cleaners from the auto shop to get the stains out. Brake cleaner fluid and electrical contact spray can both work wonders. Let’s check out how.

Brake Cleaner Fluid

Man With Brake Cleaner Fluid

Brake cleaner fluid is used to get lots of tough industrial substances off clothing. It can work pretty well on fifth-wheel grease stains as well!

Spray the brake cleaner fluid onto your clothing and let it sit for 2-3 minutes before washing it off with cold water. Then, wash your clothes as normal and allow them to air-dry to ensure the grease is gone.

Electrical Contact Spray

Electrical contact spray is used to clean out, you guessed it, electrical contacts. However, since the cleaning agent cuts through grease and tough materials, it works well on your clothes as well. 

Spray the cleaning solution onto your stain. As soon as you’ve spritzed the clothing, pop them in the washing machine. Let them air dry once they come out of the washer so that you can check that the stain is gone.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do You Get Bearing Grease Out of Clothes?

You can use sugar, baking soda and vinegar, or plain old workshop supplies to get bearing grease out of clothes. Grease stains work much the same regardless of what type of grease you’re working with, which is why any of these methods should be fine. 

How Do You Get Old Grease Stains Out of Clothes?

If you need to get old grease stains out of clothes you can try using the electrical contact spray or brake fluid. Or, you can opt for the natural baking soda and vinegar tactic. Keep in mind that clothes that have already gone through the dryer are harder to get stains out of. That’s because the heat causes the stains to set.

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