Coke for washing grease out of clothes.

  1. I had a packet of petrolatum bust in my pocket today. Another nurse told me that washing the scrubs with some Coke would wash the grease right out. I told her I would have to try it...
    Anyways, any of you tried this method before? How do you do it? Do you just throw in a can of Coke as you load the washer? Leave the soap out? Really curious to see if this works!

    How a bout any other tricks to get Vaseline out of clothes? Today was the first time I wore this particular set. Thanks in advance.
  2. 19 Comments

  3. by   Berta
    I've never tired coke for stains before, but I know that either sprite or 7up works good on most stains. Just pour on stain only and wash.
  4. by   AussieAIN
    I don't know about clothes but I know it works on driveways.
    My Dad used to work in a Petrol Station when coke came in glass bottles. Well, one day someone dropped a bottle of coke, it was a little while before he got to clean it up, but he says that the driveway where the coke had been was clean.
  5. by   ~Cel~
    I've never heard of soda being used for grease stains. But I have been known to use Dawn liquid dish soap to get greasy stains out.

    good luck.
  6. by   Danamegg
    I would be scared that the Coke might stain the clothes ...? We dropped dirty cents in Coke to clean it, but that is a different story.
  7. by   donmurray
    So what do you think it does to your insides?
  8. by   gwenith
    Okay ow I want ot know -Who comes up with this stuff. You read about tings like "To get red wine stain out of carpet just apply blue clinic shampoo." Now I can understand the evolution of coke on driveway grease because that is kind of a given that someone would drop a bottle and make the observation but unless you are holding some really kinky parties - red wine and shampoo??????

    We use coke to clear NG tubes again - who worked it out and what patient was so addicted to coke cola that he had his nurses pouring it down the NG tube. Mind you I was recently told that it adversly affected the NG tubes and you are better off using bicarbonate of Soda so....

    Back to Donmurray's question - Just what is it doing to your insides?
  9. by   ShortFuse_LPN
    I have heard of using Coke for stains but have never tried myself. I do know that it is great for getting bugs off of car windshields though. Just pour the warm Coke on and rinse it off!
  10. by   kimmicoobug
    Well, I have test driven the Coke theory. So far, the pants look pretty clean, and I am waiting for my scrub top to line dry (don't want the stain to set in the dryer). Will update later...
  11. by   P_RN
    I'd try electrasol or Joy before the coke.

    And Belinda is so right about it getting bug guts off the windshield. It will clean the posts on a car battery also.
  12. by   gwenith
    That does it!! Stands up and goes to pour last bottle of Coke Cola down the sink...........

    Guess what it cleans drains too!
  13. by   kimmicoobug
    Ok, I am back with some far as I can see, the petrolatum came out. What a relief! It was a brand new set of scrubs.

    Coke on the windshield? Hope this isn't a stupid question here, but wouldn't it get sticky...and then you would have to clean the sticky windshield?
  14. by   ShortFuse_LPN
    You have to rinse it off before it dries.