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Old January 28th, 2021, 05:54 AM #11
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Fels-naphtha also does an admirable job washing off the oils from poison ivy and poison oak.
I've got enough old tshirts that rags aren't precious to me, but as my backyard seems to be an ideal habitat for poison ivy, this is news I can use. Never heard of it before.
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Old January 28th, 2021, 06:43 AM #12
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I've got enough old tshirts that rags aren't precious to me, but as my backyard seems to be an ideal habitat for poison ivy, this is news I can use. Never heard of it before.
Great tip OP.
Seems I'm ready for new t-shirts about the time I'm ready for new rags!
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Old January 28th, 2021, 06:59 AM #13
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I just hate throwing out oily rags, or carbon impregnated, or the black from wiping off polish. My Henrys are all brass receivers and when you get done cleaning washing the Micro fiber cloths in the washer do not cut it.

Well my grandma use to use Fels-Naptha soap as a pre treatment for her laundry and even got out grease from everything. So I used it on my rags scrubbed them out by hand and they are good as new.
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Old January 28th, 2021, 07:13 AM #14
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****I guess the above tips are ok if you are just washing the old microfiber towels in a laundry/slop sink.

No way I would put those rags in my laundry machine along with all of the Victoria Secret and other unmentionables really really hot women wear, along with garters, stocking, heels, etc... that they wear around the house for comfort..

I have a feeling those rags would make the other stuff smell funny!
Donít want your gun rags smelling.
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Fels-naphtha also does an admirable job washing off the oils from poison ivy and poison oak.
It 'may' be better than nothing but not unless you wash the area with the soap quickly after exposure. The irritant in the Toxicdendron spp. is Urushiol. This oily substance is rapidly absorbed through the skin. Once absorbed it is next to impossible to wash off. My parents said the same thing but I still got many a case of 'the itch' even after washing with Fels-Naptha.
Can't hurt, but don't go pulling it up for hours by the roots thinking I'll just wash it off after I'm done.
I actually synthesized the Urushiol as a senior, for a pharmacognosy class project. Nasty stuff when concentrated.
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I'm a big fan of simple green. I'll usually do one cycle on HOT and another on WARM. Simple Green has a very effective masking scent.
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