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User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 25
Posted (10 years 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 10649 times:

I just had to drain the fuel system from a trent 500 and I now need to neutralise the smell from myself... I washed like 4 or 5 times and can still smell the fuel. Do you have any "Experience Tips" on how to get rid of the smell???

No one here has much of a clue and I want to go out tonight, preferably without smelling of fuel lol!

Thanx


Whoever said "laughter is the best medicine" never had Gonorrhea
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User currently offlineDl757md From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1562 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 10589 times:

lemon juice
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Dl757md






757 Most beautiful airliner in the sky!
User currently offlineAuae From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 296 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 10576 times:

Sugar works good too. But if you don't have a change of clothes, you are screwed.

Shawn



Air transport is just a glorified bus operation. -Michael O'Leary, Ryanair's chief executive
User currently offlineAvioniker From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 1109 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 10561 times:

I use Gojo or Simple Orange and Palmolive dishwashing detergent. Any good detergent will get out the petrolium components but the smell is something else. Soap won't touch it.


One may educate the ignorance from the unknowing but stupid is forever. Boswell; ca: 1533
User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6449 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 10546 times:

The pleasant, but time consuming version is to go to the beach and splash in the salty water for minimum 30 minutes. Remember to forget your swimsuit, or you will need 60 minutes.

Another alternative is to buy some really nasty cigars.

(Yes, I have 40 years experience in the oil business).



Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
User currently offlinePilotpip From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3150 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 10542 times:

What was mentioned above. I keep a spare uniform in my locker at work for this very reason. The smell doesn't come off easily and it will start irritating your skin sooner or later.


DMI
User currently offlineDIJKKIJK From France, joined Jul 2003, 1799 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 10446 times:

just had to drain the fuel system from a trent 500 and I now need to neutralise the smell from myself... I washed like 4 or 5 times and can still smell the fuel. Do you have any "Experience Tips" on how to get rid of the smell???


Don't worry, it'll wear off.


Just don't let anyone strike a match

 Laugh out loud



Never argue with idiots. They will bring you down to their level, and beat you with experience.
User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 10383 times:

Not that I mean to change subject or anything (even though I am), does anyone happen to know the specific impulse and density of Jet A1?  Smile


The meaning of life is curiosity; we were put on this planet to explore opportunities.
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 10346 times:

If you got a any on your clothes news time you wash them throw in a can of Coke in with it.


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User currently offlineTbanger From Australia, joined Jul 2004, 266 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 10331 times:

Another alternative is to buy some really nasty cigars.

Just don't light them...........booooooom! lol  Nuts



User currently offlineAirplay From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 10257 times:

You need something with a de-greaser in it. Normal soap won't cut it. I find that laundry soap works, but use it sparingly and grease up with some kind of moisturizing cream afterwards.

The stuff will really dry out your skin.


User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 10247 times:

Thanx Guys, I managed to not smell of fuel today with a new uniform.

My problem now is removing some anti-seize paste from my hands.

The Avo's werent kidding when they were calling me a dirty grease monkey.



Whoever said "laughter is the best medicine" never had Gonorrhea
User currently offlineOpsGuy From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 10154 times:

This happens to me a lot, when I am at the fuel farm. In the future, if you can get AvGas 80LL, that usually does the trick, or use Dawn soap. If you happen to get Jet A on your clothing, just rub a little Dawn on it and put it in the wash.




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User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14026 posts, RR: 62
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 10090 times:

First time I came back home from working inside a fuel tank, my then wife asked me to sleep on the sofa because even taking a shower three times didn´t get rid of the smell.
Tell your girlfriend it is the new after shave!  Wink/being sarcastic

Jan


User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 14, posted (9 years 12 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 9988 times:

Baking soda & lemon juice works well. Says my turbine engine instructor at my A&P school.


A Safe Flight Begins With Quality Maintenance On The Ground.
User currently offlineFadec From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 12 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 9909 times:

As I worked for years as a fueler before going into maintenance I tried baking soda and lemon juice... neither worked as well as they say. The best was a good hand degreaser such as "Lava". You can also find other brands in auto repair supply shops.

Though in the end you will smell for awhile, simple as that. You may not notice after a short time, but everyone else will. God help you if you get it your hair!!! That smell sticks around much longer.

The best way to get rid of O-Day-Jet-A is to avoid getting it on you in the first place. I would NOT recommend using another type of gas to clean with. Not because it burns, but rather the lead content. Even 100LL has a much higher lead content then old leaded gasoline. I know at least four other long time fuelers with liver damage due to fuel contact. It might take years to develop, yet the danger is still there.

Oh, thoughs good mechanic hand clears work wonders on anti-seize too.  Big grin


User currently offlineTimT From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 168 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 9764 times:

If you're working on jet aircraft- get used to it. I've found no way in 15+ years to kill the smell other than a good hot shower followed by a heavy dousing with after shave. As far as the clothes, Jet A isn't bad- when you compare it to skydrol. I'll take a Jet A shower anyday over a tablespoon full of skydrol.

As far as getting the goo off your hands, just do the dishes- hot water, dish soap and clean hands. And the fringe benefit- makes wife happy. And as we all (married people) know, If mama ain't happy, nobody's happy


User currently offlineCYEGsTankers From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 245 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 9338 times:

Try soaking you cloths in the sink with a 2L of Coke/7up.
Works great in getting the stink out.
Richard


User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 9322 times:

i got mad once that the washer wasn't getting the JetA residue (what's lef on the hoses and your gloves afterwards) and smell out of my hat and shirt. threw them in the dishwasher out of frustration. worked pretty well, lots of soap though. at least i was allowed back into the office later on. by the way, the reason i stunk so bad was that we had to top a 10000 gallon truck in under 30 minutes. hard work, so we used a bottom load and three regular nozzles through a top hatch on the truck. that was so much fun i doubt that i'd avoid doing it any day.


"...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 19, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 9300 times:

The other thing the fuel guys where I used to work would do, is use Pine-sol instead of jet fuel.

But I can't call that an improvement in smell.




OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 20, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 9293 times:

Lemon Juice.
Specific Gravity of Jet A1 0.77-0.80 if not mistaken.
regds
HAWK



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 21, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 9273 times:

there i go, screwing up again. i meant to say that it was so much fun top loading that truck that i would definately avoid doing it again.


"...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
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