Last night at work, while outside in the bitter cold I accidently splattered dirty motor oil on my Bean's Gore-Tex rain coat. Immediately, I came inside to the bathroom, spread hand cleaner all over the stains and proceeded to rinse the area clean. I figured this process had a chance at removing any visual trace of the stain because the material was Gore-Tex. And sure enough, any trace of the oil was immediately gone. But I still had to wait to be sure because the jacket was darkened where the stain was from the outside surface becoming wet. I waited for it to dry.
A while later I looked at the jacket and was disheartened to see the blotches of stain from the splattered-on motor oil.
I still had a plan that might work: In the past I have used DAWN liquid detergent to remove some otherwise impossible stains. I would try it on this. I squirted plenty of DAWN onto the stained sleeve and swirled it around the entire stain area. Then I left the coat to hang for the night.............just as I have learned to do with any other stained clothing that I use DAWN on. The next day I rinsed and rinsed and rinsed the DAWN from the area. Then I had to let the coat completely dry because of the darkness of the surface wetness.
Once it dried I looked at the area and there is absolutely no visual evidence whatsoever of any motor oil stains on the jacket.
It is a fact in my life at least..........NOTHING COMPETES WITH DAWN'S STAIN REMOVING QUALITIES. A LOT OF PRODUCTS MAKE BIG CLAIMS ABOUT HOW GREAT THEY ARE AT REMOVING STAINS. DAWN JUST REMOVES THE WORST STAINS I CAN IMAGINE........PERIOD!
Here is my advice for when you accidently stain a garment with something that you beleive will be difficult to remove: As quickly as you can get to DAWN, liberally squirt the detergent onto the stained area, swirl the DAWN into the fabric and toss it into the dirty laundry to be washed or.............let is hang overnight and rinse it in the morning and let it dry. You will be amazed.