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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-16-2010, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
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Default Sap on Softshell - thoughts?

Am I delusional thinking that there might be a way of removing sap from a softshell? Any thoughts/ideas gladly accepted.

(At least its only a small spot)



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dry cleaning will probably work but take the dwr off too?
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Good excuse to buy a new one, no?
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Nail polish remover works on some fabrics,not sure about yours???
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Alcohol hand cleaner works great for removing pitch.

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Brake cleaner ? Super clean ?
gun wash ?

Not sure how chemical resistant your soft shell is before it melts.

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Apply peanut butter and let the squirrels take care of it.
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Apply peanut butter and let the squirrels take care of it.
I've actually heard butter works with tree sap, never tried it, but butter does work with paint on your hands!
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Thanks everyone.. I'll try one of the ideas and work my way down the list.



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I usually wash my soft shell jackets & pants as least as possible, maybe two or three times a year. About once a year I soak them in a Nikwax product to restore the repellency.

A few yearsago I got hemlock sap on a jacket. I used butter to soften the sap and rubbed a bit of detergent on the stain when I washed it. The sap was removed, but the fabric is a bit lighter in colour where the sap was.

Butter, cooking oil or peanut butter is probably the least invasive way to soften sap.

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You might want to try Oxy Clean. You can get it in a spray bottle now. Gets my packs clean.
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