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Anyone have any tips for getting sap out of schoeller and/or nylon? Multiple river crossings on log jams this weekend took their toll....

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Scrape as much of it off as you can, pre-treat with Tide, scrub it in. Wash on warm heavy-soil cycle......

 

You'll probably need to re-apply any DWR after this.

 

-Fear

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Alcohol, a climbers best friend...

 

Denatured alcohol (sold as HEET gas treatment or in hardware stores) takes it out of cotton like nobody's business. Saturate the spot, then rub the fabric back and forth to loosen the sap. When you can't see the spot anymore, wet it, then rub in some soap and scrub/wash well. This takes out the alcohol and the dissolved sap along with it.

 

Rubbing alcohol is only 70% alcohol, so should work, but not as quickly. Grain would work, too, but it's a little more spendy... grin.gif

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The absolute best solvent for anything remotely organic in nature is white gas (coleman fuel), take a clean cotton cloth and put some gas on their then rup the fabric till the sap is out. Promptly rinse with water and soap and then was the garment per the manufactures instructions. Save the alcohol for post climbing imbibment - or alternatively don't worry about it cause if all your stuff is clean then you aint a real climber

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beat me to the question man. That shit from this weekend is still stinking up my room. You planning on posting any kind of TR?

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Maybe "Goo Gone" - awesome product, found at any safeway or drug store. Smells better than alcohol or gas. Citrus based solvent addresses any "sticky" issue you might encounter. shocked.gif

 

Also works well for cleaning and de-gumming ski/board bases prior to self-tuning and waxing. thumbs_up.gif

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I know a thing or two about tree sap. Rub it in butter or oil. That'll get the sap off, but then you'll have to wash it.

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