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Old Yesterday, 08:02 PM   #1
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Cry Gasoline on waxed cotton jacket...

Greetings! Did some Internet sleuthing on this but didn't find much...

Stopped at the store the other day and put the bike on its center stand... Well, the asphalt melted, my bike dumped, and spilt gas onto the sleeve of my Vanson waxed cotton jacket.

Any ideas or suggestions on how to get the stain and smell out? Thanks in advance.
-Marc
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Old Today, 12:19 AM   #2
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The smell will go when you ride. Take a holiday.

I have never managed to noticeably stain my waxed cotton jacket in 30+years, but its black and gets used for everything, from seat to hand wipes. Biking, gardening or walking the beach in winter.
Reproof it every couple of years - I don't suppose you've done that yet?
Your jacket now has some patina which it maybe didn't before, this will only add to its charm and value eventually - if that sort of thing worries you.

A wax cotton jacket was never going to look the same once you start wearing it, its what they do.
In twenty years time you'll look like Steve McQueen.
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Old Today, 04:06 AM   #3
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The smell will go when you ride. Take a holiday.

I have never managed to noticeably stain my waxed cotton jacket in 30+years, but its black and gets used for everything, from seat to hand wipes. Biking, gardening or walking the beach in winter.
Reproof it every couple of years - I don't suppose you've done that yet?
Your jacket now has some patina which it maybe didn't before, this will only add to its charm and value eventually - if that sort of thing worries you.

A wax cotton jacket was never going to look the same once you start wearing it, its what they do.
In twenty years time you'll look like Steve McQueen.
Thanks brother. More or less the response I expected. I have not reproofed the jacket yet, no. New in June and maybe 2500 miles riden with it. Can you reproof a wax jacket too often? Can you sponge it down with cold water top often?

I'm impressed you could tell I need a vacation just from that post... Heh! A three day weekend is approaching, going to get Alot of riding in. Cheers and thanks for the help.
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Old Today, 05:11 AM   #4
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Dry Cleaning will flush out the gas and oil
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Old Today, 06:03 AM   #5
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Dry Cleaning will flush out the gas and oil
Under no circumstances will this jacket ever be dry cleaned or machine washed. Numerous waxed cotton manufacturers say to never machine wash or dry clean their products.
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