getting chain oil out of clothes

by robbieC   July 27, 2013  

I have a fold up bike and the way that it is confortable to carry it means that sometimes I get chain oil on my clothes

I have tried various concoctions and prewash treatments (shout and vanush etc), simple scrubbing and zwarfega,to treat the stains and various brands of wash liquid. The stains resist BUT how do I get chain oil of my clothes, any tried and tested ideas out there...

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posted by oddbydefault [100 posts]
27th July 2013 - 14:03


I don't use mineral oil-based chain lube any more. Green Oil washes out if I rub in some laundry liquid and soak it before washing.

Is there a way of shielding your clothing from the chain? Or wearing a black item?

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posted by Simon E [2031 posts]
27th July 2013 - 17:12


Some water soluble de-greaser might work. I'd try it on a non-conspicuous area first though.


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posted by Wardy74 [21 posts]
27th July 2013 - 17:32


Muc off chain cleaner. Works on the carpet n all

posted by dunnoh [176 posts]
28th July 2013 - 22:44