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How to get the smell of petrol out of clothes

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lots33 Wed 22-Dec-10 21:41:41

Hi can anyone help?

My DP accidentally poured kerosene over herself (don't ask!)

We put the clothes through the washing machine immediately but they still stink of petrol.

Any ideas about how to get rid of the smell to salvage the clothes?


ragged Thu 23-Dec-10 12:38:24

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BertieBottlesOfMulledWine Thu 23-Dec-10 12:44:56

wtf? confused

Lots it sounds like perhaps you need something to break down the petrol and allow it to mix with the water. It's probably "coated" the clothes and made them in effect waterproof.

I'm not really sure what you could use to do this but perhaps it's a starting point to google?

throckenholt Thu 23-Dec-10 12:52:14

this might help

ragged Thu 23-Dec-10 12:53:39

Sorry! Toddler got at keyboard!!
I was going to post I don't think you have much luck, lol. Any other chemical you use will have its own hard-to-shift residual stink, most likely.

BertieBottlesOfMulledWine Thu 23-Dec-10 13:10:59

Oh I see grin

OhYouSnowySnowyKitten Thu 23-Dec-10 13:27:01

what about a lot of washing up liquid to break down the petrol?? don't what ever you do try this in the washing machine though!!!!!!!

lots33 Thu 23-Dec-10 17:32:44

Thanks all, Snowy kitten will try washing up liquid!

OhYouSnowySnowyKitten Thu 23-Dec-10 19:28:52

Good luck!!!

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