<VV> Removing diesel smell from tennis shoes

John Beck jb30343 at windstream.net
Sat May 11 21:49:08 EDT 2013

An educated guess...  try hydrogen peroxide (the drugstore variety or one of the oxidizing cleaning solutions)  followed by baking soda.  The peroxide should (might) oxidize the hydrocarbons without beating up the shoes to much.  Or just buy her a copy of Apocalypse Now.

---- charles mckinley <cmckinley313 at verizon.net> wrote: 
> A little off-topic, but some of you might have an answer: My daughter
> drives a diesel bus in Charlottesville, VA, and she recently had a
> mischance while refueling the bus, such that her tennis shoes got soaked
> with diesel fuel. Now she wants to know if there's a homebrew method to
> get rid of that smell. Any suggestions? Would a vinegar soak accomplish
> anything or just add another obnoxious stink to the problem?
> (These are kind of special tennis shoes, so that just replacing them
> would be an expensive option.)
> Cheers.
> Chuck McKinley
> '63 Monza 900 80 hp 3-speed
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