Kaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 23 Posted (11 years 5 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 15367 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!
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DIJKKIJK From France, joined Jul 2003, 1894 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 15167 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.
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OpsGuy From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 5 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 14875 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.
MD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14815 posts, RR: 61
Reply 13, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 14811 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!
Fadec From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 14630 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.
TimT From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 168 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 14485 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
Cancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 14043 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.
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