How to Remove Grease & Road Grime From Clothing

Launie Sorrels

Any avid bike rider can tell you that grease and grime are a part of daily life. Both these substances seem to have no problem attaching themselves to your clothing, but removing them can be a bit difficult. Difficult, that is, if you don't know how to do it. Like everything in life, knowing is half the battle. Arm yourself with the knowledge to rid yourself of those troublemakers known as grease and grime.

  1. Run the soiled area under hot water. Like any grease, the hot water will break it down and disperse it. In many cases this will remove the grease and grime from your clothing by itself.

  2. Pour a little bit of degreaser dish soap--such as Dawn or Palmolive--onto the stain. These products have the ability to break down the grease and grime particles.

  3. Rinse the garment in hot water. If the stain is not fully removed, then repeat the process.

  4. Launder the garment as usual.