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What Gets Varnish Out of Denim?

Discussion in 'Riding Gear and Bike Accessories/Parts' at netrider.net.au started by madwomanofdonnellyst, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. In a moment of un-coordination I spilled clear varnish on my black Draggins. It was supposedly water-based, but several goes through the wash has only suceeded in turning it into a somewhat suspicious white stain :shock:



    So yeah, any ideas as to what gets varnish out of denim? I use these jeans as work pants, and I don't want to be disturbing our clients with Monica Lewinski impressions!
     
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  2. Try turpentine.

    Will
     
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  3. Thanks. Here's hoping the turps doesn't bleach the black dye out of the trousers.
     
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  4. You could try eucalyptus oil if it is water based varnish. It gets out grease stains.
     
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  5. Try the turps inside the hem(?) or some other incospiscuos place before going ahead on the varnish.

    Will
     
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  6. nail polish remover??
     
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  7. +1
     
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  8. Peanut butter.

    Ahem. Kidding. Watch out though, Varnish can be dangerous. A boy I knew died drinking varnish. It was an awful sight, but a beautiful finish.
     
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  9. Ba dum tish!!
     
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  10. 25 kilograms of TNT with a short fuse is the speediest method Guaranteed to remove the most stubborn stains. However using this method could have some unpleasant side effects.
     
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  11. Seriously though;

    Metho' is a good solvent and is compatible with water based paints etc...

    good luck...

    If that does not work try Methylethylkeytone. Use gloves and dont get any in your eyes.
     
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