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How to clean a greasy luggage?

Posted by on Mar. 25, 2014 at 6:46 PM
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We went on a trip and we made a very bad decision to give someone a spiced olive oil as a present, and it spilled all over the luggage and clothes.

Clothes are clean. However the luggage polyester inside lining fabric is soaked in oil. Ive tried cleaning it with hot water and dishwashing liquid, and got no good results. 

Has this ever happened to you? How do I clean this? or should I take it to cleaners? is there such thing as luggage cleaners?:) 

Or should I just buy a new one? Its a Samsonite hard plastic shell luggage, and paid a pretty buck for it. Dont feel like tossing it:( 

please help

thank you


by on Mar. 25, 2014 at 6:46 PM
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wandep
by Pam on Mar. 25, 2014 at 7:29 PM

Have you tried pinterest website? They might have some ideas. Sounds like a nice gift but bummer on the luggage. I hope you can get it cleaned. :(

Rust.n.Gears
by Gold Member on Mar. 25, 2014 at 10:18 PM
My instincts say baking soda but yeah check pinterest
ScrChk23
by Gold Member on Mar. 25, 2014 at 10:32 PM

Maybe the orange cleaner stuff.  Usually mechanics use it to get grease and oil off their hands.  We have some in a cherry scent.

celestegood
by Ruby Member on Mar. 25, 2014 at 11:38 PM
Not sure, but good luck.
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ablackdolphin
by Platinum Member on Mar. 25, 2014 at 11:39 PM
dawn?
SarahSuzyQ
by Sarah on Mar. 26, 2014 at 12:09 AM
I agree that baking soda might help absorb the oil that's soaked into the fabric.

Quoting Rust.n.Gears: My instincts say baking soda but yeah check pinterest
momofnatalie
by Lisa on Mar. 26, 2014 at 3:53 AM

I know that baking soda or corn starch is recommend for oil stains on clothes so maybe that would help absorb the oil.  Good luck!

mrswillie
by CeeCee on Mar. 26, 2014 at 7:10 AM
I have no idea but good luck.
Megan11587
by Member on Mar. 26, 2014 at 7:14 AM

This is what I'm thinking.  Maybe try to vaccum it up after the oil is absorbed, then use some dawn (the kind for grease) for what is left.

Quoting Rust.n.Gears: My instincts say baking soda but yeah check pinterest


SallyQ
by on Mar. 26, 2014 at 11:54 AM

I just tried baking soda yesterday to absorb whatever oil its got, then I put a cardbox to see if there is any left, and yes, there is still oil on it, not even less than before:(


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