How to remove tire mark on cotton clothing

lazycookAugust 4, 2010

Have black tire marks on my cotton capris after being run over by the tires. Have used my favorite spot remover before washing but it didn't work. Any suggestions on how to get rid of the marks?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I have the same problem like you.


    Bookmark   August 5, 2010 at 5:44AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I'm wondering if the tire marks are rubber residue or just muddy dirt? I don't know if rubber can be removed. I learned long ago to take stained clothing to a good dry cleaner. Don't wash them first, you might just be setting the stain in permanently.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2010 at 6:57PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

The tire marks are definitely rubber residue. My capri has already gone through the washer several times uisng different spot removers. Since it was my favorite it makes me sad to have to dump it.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2010 at 1:51AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Have you tried Lestoil? My husband came home with a few big marks on his khakis one day--it was blackish, dirt-like oil. For some reason I didn't think of the Lestoil first but used Dawn instead (which works for my fresh stains, which this was). I pre-treated for an hour then washed and dried, forgetting to check about the stain. Pants came out dry and still had the stain! I immediately put Lestoil on the stain and left it over night. Laundered again the next day, and stain is completely gone!

    Bookmark   August 6, 2010 at 10:45AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Try WD-40. Let it set 4 a few hours and then put Dawn in it. This works 4 tar, so it may work for this. The main ingredient is, fish oil.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2010 at 4:56PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
How often should I wash area rug?
We have a washable (in a large capacity laundromat...
Valerie Emmerich
Urine stain on rug from dog
My sweet doggie has tinkled two different times on...
Bumblebeez SC Zone 7
ink marks
How to remove ink (lines from a pen) on a sofa? Also,...
cleaning brass & copper
Hello everyone I somehow inherited a box of old old...
Household Gecko Control
We live on the 12th floor of a large apt building....
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™