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Thread: Gear Oil
09-26-2008, 11:11 AM #1
While doing routine main't on the toyota i fumbled which lead to gear oil on my shirt, arms and all over the floor. The only thing it wasn't on were my hands due to the latex gloves.
Now I know the shirt is toast as I've had gear oil on clothing before and no matter how well you clean and wash it and how great it smells when "clean" once you sweat it's back.
So my question is. wtf do i do to get rid of the smell. It got on my arms. I immediately wiped off, then spray w/ windex, ran to the faucet and applied copious amounts of super orange, scrubbed. Then found an old bottle of lemon juice, scrubbed w/ that too as well as various soap types.
I know this may sound cracked or ridiculous but if you've ever facked w/ gear oil, you know what I'm talking about.
Everything still smells, not as bad but nevertheless. Just want my arms to smell wonderful again.
09-26-2008, 11:17 AM #2
you try rubbing something absorbent on your arms, like kitty litter or dirt?
pretend you're cleaning out your cookware on a backpacking trip.
otherwise, yea, just wait, itll go away eventually
having messed with gear oil a lot, thats probably all will actually work.
09-26-2008, 11:24 AM #3
Just wait it out, it will go away. I used gojo and it took it all off when I did car work.
09-26-2008, 11:34 AM #4
If it comes back when you sweat, maybe you should go work out?that's all i can think of, but i'm sure there's something else...
09-26-2008, 11:38 AM #5
Yeah, you sweat it out eventually. Takes time. For initial cleaning - Gojo
09-26-2008, 11:53 AM #6
what i meant by it comes back when i sweat was that although that shirt had be soaked and laundered several times, it was like the oil ingrained itself and was sweat activated. very odd.
I know it'll go away. Any thing that'll help it go away faster?
09-26-2008, 12:01 PM #7
try what i said
or you can get all scientific and realize its the sulfur in the gear oil thats making you smell bad
sulfur needs electrons, so maybe find a piece of charcoal, and rub it on your arms in an attempt to bond the sulfur to the carbon.
dirt should also do this a bit
blatant, i still have clothes from 5-8 years ago that still smell like gear oil when i pull them out of the drier
not weird at all for you to smell it a few days after when it gets hot from you wearing it.
09-26-2008, 12:23 PM #8
I know the deal w/ gear oil. Was just looking for the miracle cure.
09-26-2008, 12:24 PM #9
^ i dont think there is one, but let us know if you find it
09-26-2008, 12:49 PM #10Registered User
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gear oil stays in clothes forever , for arms ...you will probably have to amputate