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  1. #1
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    oil stains

    I spilt biodiesel on my good carhartt cotton jacket. Tried washing it twice with various stain removers. No good, and jacket was going to the work cloths bin. But, I just tried again, with 'sards oxy plus degreaser', and perfect, not a mark. Worked on WVO stains as well. Gotta be stoked!

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    Re: oil stains

    Jedrock,
    I will pass this on to my wife, but I doubt that I will be forgiven if I spill oil on yet another good shirt, even with a cleaning agent which works.

    Regards,
    Tony
    Life is a journey, with problems to solve, lessons to learn, but most of all, experiences to enjoy.

    Current Vehicles in stable:
    '85 Mercedes Benz W123 300CD Turbodiesel single tank using 95% used cooking oil and 5% to 10% misfuel (where someone had filled diesel vehicle with petrol).
    '06 Musso Sports Crew Cab. Running on used cooking oil with 5% to 10% misfuel.
    Toyota Camry Hybrid - (Wife's Car)

    Previous Vehicles:
    '90 Mazda Capella. (2000 - 2003) My first Fatmobile. Converted to fun on veggie oil with a 2 tank setup. Died when supercharger stuck at max boost for weeks. Stretched head bolts.
    '80 Mercedes 300D. 2 tank conversion [Sold]
    '84 Mercedes 300D. 1 tank, no conversion. Replaced engine with rebuilt OM617A turbodiesel engine. Finally had good power. Donor for current Fatmobile coupe. (body parted out and carcass sold for scrap.)
    '99 Mercedes W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my darling Wife's car)[sold]
    '98 Mercedes W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my car)[sold]
    Parts Car C220 1993 All body panels, headlights, interior engine and ECU available.


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    Re: oil stains

    Rub your byproduct (glycerol) into the stain, then wash as normal - always works for me.

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    Re: oil stains

    Quote Originally Posted by yorta2 View Post
    Rub your byproduct (glycerol) into the stain, then wash as normal - always works for me.
    Yet another reason making bio is better than SVO. I dont have any byproduct to wash clothes in.
    cheers<BR>Chris.<BR>1990 landcruiser 80, 1HD-T two tank, copper pipe HE+ 20 plate FPHE, toyota solenoids and filters. 1978 300D, elsbett one tank system.<BR>

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    Re: oil stains

    Trouble with making bio is you always have too much byproduct to know what to do with! You can only make so much soap, fire bricks or floor cleaner with this stuff!
    Sean

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    Re: oil stains

    believe it or not i'm actually out of glycerol I havent made any bio in a while and cleaning driveways, back of ute, tractors, equipment and farm grass trial has taken its toll so i have no glycerol left
    I don't know how i could afford to buy cleaning products without biodiesel in my life.

    Oh well 1st batch in the new processor should ive me another 200 odd litres of glycerol to roll in. yay.
    Cheers
    Nick.
    Harold 2002 Toyota Landcruiser 105 series. 4.2lt turbo glide turbo, Too lazy to make bio nowdays times money. 3'' lift.

    Roidio 2001 Holden Rodeo 4x4 2.8L TD. 2.5" exhaust sytem, H/E shower system. 4" Lift, Airbags, And lots of fruit, B100 for 55,000 . SOLD

    Elsa 1983 Mercedes-Benz W123 300D. Still The Fastest Merc in Oz, Self built and Female proofed. COUSINS NOW

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