Bike Grease Stain Removal

Removing bike grease stains is a cinch if you know what to attack the stains with. Bicycle grease is more like a gummy paste rather than lighter liquid oil, which can make it more difficult to remove than other grease stains. This article will show you exactly how to do it. 

Bike Grease Stain Removal

Pre Treatment for Bike Grease Stain Removal

It is important for bike grease stain removal that you pre-treat your fabrics. To do this you want to avoid spreading the stain first and foremost.

In order to do this you should remove any remaining clumps of grease. You should a disposable plastic knife or spoon to scrape the remaining grease clumps.

Making a Pre Treatment to Remove Bike Grease Stains

After you have done this, it can be useful to spray a pre-treatment product if you have it. This is especially useful for very large bike grease stain removal.

If you do not have a pre-treatment product, then you can simply pour detergent onto the stained area. The use of powder detergent and water can create your own pre-treatment product if you do not have any in your home.

You can create a paste by slowing combining the powder detergent with water and working the mixture with your fingers until it becomes paste. Once this is done, you can rub the mixture onto the stained fabric. Allow the pre-treatment mixture to sit on the stain for at least thirty minuets before you launder the clothing.

Removing Bike Grease Stain Residue

When you do wash the clothing, wash it as normal and with the hottest water temperature setting. If your clothing is made from fabric which cannot withstand the hottest temperatures, then you should use the warmest that the clothing can handle.

Once this is done you should inspect the affected area to ensure that the stain was removed completely. If it remains, repeat the process.

You should prepare the clothing by placing it upon a paper towel or clean cloth with the stain facing upward. You should read the clothing label prior to applying any pre-treatment product to ensure that it is compatible with the fabric and for how long the treatment may remain on the fabric.

If the stain persists, you can purchase a de-greasing product and mix it with warm water. You should take the clothing and place it in the product allowing it to sit overnight.

You can take a toothbrush and after the clothing has been allowed to adequately soak in the de-greasing product and water mixture, you should brush at the stain lightly with the toothbrush.

Bike grease stain removal is one of the more difficult grease to remove because of the manner in which the grease sticks to the fibers of your clothing. However, with an immediate pre-treatment and stain removal process, you can completely remove bike grease stains from your clothing.

It is important that you remember to never place the item in the dryer until the stain has been completely removed. If you place your clothing in the dryer with even a little of the stain remaining, not only will the heat set the stain into the fibers of your clothing permanently, but like putting it into a mixed load in the washer, you run the risk of the remaining bike grease transferring to any other clothing in the dryer, or to the dryer itself.