Bicycle grease does not consist of a light liquid oil, but rather a gummy paste. For most areas of the bike use grease marketed as either automotive or bicycle grease. Curious fingers poke gears and bearings, then use shirts to wipe off the sticky mess. Grease from bearings and bike chains can stain trousers. Check your cyclist's clothing thoroughly before washing to prevent heavy grease from transferring to the rest of the wash.
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Things you need
- Plastic knife
- Laundry pretreatment spray
- Washing powder
- Extra-strength liquid detergent
Scrape thick clumps of grease from the fabric, but don't spread the stain. Use a plastic knife or spoon.
Spray a pretreatment product directly onto the stain or pour an extra-strength detergent on problem areas.
Mix your own pretreatment paste in the absence of a commercial product. Sprinkle washing powder onto the stain and add water in small increments. Work the powder into a paste with your fingers or by rubbing the surrounding fabric together.
Launder the clothing in hot water. If the manufacturer's instructions discourage high temperatures, launder the clothing in the warmest temperature the fabric can withstand.
Inspect the clothing after the wash cycle. If the stain persists, launder the clothing a second time.
Tips and warnings
- Do not dry clothing unless the stain has disappeared to your satisfaction because heat sets stains.
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