How to clean/desmell gasoline from a down jacket
October 29, 2011 11:18 PM Subscribe
I have a down jacket that appears to have something like petrol/gasoline on it (but I don't know where it came from) The instructions say 'no dry clean'. How can I get the smell out OR wash and dry the jacket.
posted by Not Supplied to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (16 answers total)
The jacket is not dirty apart from the gasoline smell. I'm not sure how it got there.
Looking round the net, washing instructions for down jackets say wash then tumble dry with a tennis ball.
There are also instructions for removing gasoline smell with vinegar, baby oil or other things and opinions are divided about how effective they are.
The problem with tumble drying is that a) it would be hard to find a dryer b) this may be an issue with residual gasoline...catching on fire?
This may be optimistic, but hoping there's a way to just get the smell out and delay washing the jacket.
Failing that is there a way to clean the jacket and dry it properly without special products, and ideally without a tumble dryer? Baby oil or vinegar should be ok, special down washes will be hard to get.