Best Detergent.

loo

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    Hey All-

    Other than torching my coveralls, can anybody suggest a good detergent that will get out that lovely pig poop smell? So far, Gain has sorta worked, but it's hard to find it stocked consistently in my neck of the woods.

    I'm looking for a detergent that won't disintegrate my clothes or my skin...

    Thanks:)
     
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    winterfire1203

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      I usually do a healthy dose of scented bleach (hate the smell of standard bleach) and then just my regular detergent (all). I also clean all my pig stuff immediately. Coveralls come off before I hit the car and go in a bag which I tie really tight and from there they get dumped in the washer. Cold water. Seems to work for mine, but then I've only spent a couple hours at most running around with pigs so maybe the smell just doesn't have time to set in. ;-)
       

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        I usually do a healthy dose of scented bleach (hate the smell of standard bleach) and then just my regular detergent (all). I also clean all my pig stuff immediately. Coveralls come off before I hit the car and go in a bag which I tie really tight and from there they get dumped in the washer. Cold water. Seems to work for mine, but then I've only spent a couple hours at most running around with pigs so maybe the smell just doesn't have time to set in. ;-)

        I do the same, but I let 'em soak in cold water/detergent for a little while before actually washing them. This has cut down "residual" smell considerably.

        Hmmm. There's definitely a market out there for specific veterinary detergent formulations. For example, companies could have "Dairy Barn Formulation", or "Stubborn Pig S**t Remover", or my personal favorite, "Anal Gland Buster".
         

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          So at the hog farm I work at, they use the product BANG ultra concentrate in industrial size (probably from Sam's club). They also use a touch of Wisk (I think that is what it is called) liquid detergent. Then in the dryer they use an off brand dryer sheet. The combination seems to work for all of their coveralls, sweaters, etc. I know they smell better after washing than before. Hope this helps!
           
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