How do you get silicon sealant out of clothes!! :o(

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  • kentmonkey 17 Mar 2007 13:35:57 20,718 posts
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    I've just had a tube of it explode over my combats and I've got about 1.5 inches of it up the leg, washing machine didn't work! :o(

    Any ideas, I've only worn them a few times and haven't at the moment got money to replace them, and they're too good to throw out but I've now got a huge massive lump of silicon on the leg near the bottom.

    Double :o(

  • Rankin 17 Mar 2007 13:39:34 2,930 posts
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    You should be able to buy a tube of a removing agent from a DIY shop. I used some recently when redoing the seal around my bath.

    Don't know what effect it will have on clothes, though.
  • Micro_Explosion 17 Mar 2007 13:41:09 9,695 posts
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    "To remove silicone after it has dried on your clothes try a microfibre cloth with some water."

    or

    "Turpentine and paraffin applied to the garment/carpet/silicone bead, covered with a cloth (to prevent the solvents from flashing-off (drying) too quickly) and left for a few hours, ought to do the trick.

    Check for fabric color-fastness first though."

    2nd one is advice from a sealant chemist apparently.
  • Tabasco 17 Mar 2007 13:43:00 5,780 posts
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    Pick it off - slow but very satisfying!
  • kentmonkey 17 Mar 2007 13:44:35 20,718 posts
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    Do you think any of those will work after it's been in the washing machine? or have I royally buggered it doing that.
  • kentmonkey 17 Mar 2007 13:44:46 20,718 posts
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    Truk wrote:
    Sue the bastards!
    :o)
  • Micro_Explosion 17 Mar 2007 13:46:53 9,695 posts
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    At the very least the microfibre one sounds like it would work.
  • kentmonkey 17 Mar 2007 13:49:21 20,718 posts
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    I'll give that a go. What is micro-fibre cloth (being really thick?)
  • smoothpete 17 Mar 2007 13:51:48 31,534 posts
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    It's the stuff you clean glass and stuff with, feels a bit like fine felt
  • Micro_Explosion 17 Mar 2007 13:52:50 9,695 posts
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    DIY shops should have some.

    Sandpaper might work too :o)
  • kentmonkey 17 Mar 2007 13:55:28 20,718 posts
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    Ah, glass stuff, cool.

    Sandpaper I thought about...which seems a bit stupid now but at the time I did consider it! :o)
  • kentmonkey 17 Mar 2007 19:38:53 20,718 posts
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    Right got it out (according to a stain book my mum had, Nail varnish remover was the thing to use)...but there's still a greasy stain left where the sealant was.

    :o(
  • Deleted user 17 March 2007 19:40:02
    Stain the rest of the trousers.
  • kentmonkey 17 Mar 2007 19:42:51 20,718 posts
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    :o)

    Genuine LOL
  • kentmonkey 18 Mar 2007 13:44:17 20,718 posts
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    Vexed wrote:
    Details on the explosion please.

    Ah well, nothing that interesting. The clip got jammed on the silicon gun, it had properly jammed and in my attempts to unjam it, the clip cut into my fingers and started to make them bleed. So I stuck the nozzel on the floor so I could get even more force behind the clip and...boomshakalaka! Nozzle comes away from silicone tube, tube is under immense pressure as the clip jammed about 10 trigger presses ago and about half the tube exploded all over me and the shed.

    The stuff really bangs as well when it comes out with that force, the guy next door in his garden nearly shit himself.
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  • caligari 24 Apr 2011 21:54:43 17,061 posts
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    Thank GOD for that.

    KentMonkey has had to wait almost four years, but he'll FINALLY be able to pull on a pair of silicon-free combats.
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 24 Apr 2011 22:09:09 38,342 posts
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    Huh, trying to figure out if he's a spammer or just a well meaning person being WAY late... So Googled his username. One of the results was a user profile on the Cum On Pictures forum :-D

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  • Tom_Servo 24 Apr 2011 22:09:44 17,986 posts
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    I thought I knew the name from somewhere.
  • neilka 24 Apr 2011 22:16:51 16,101 posts
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    DDevil wrote:
    Huh, trying to figure out if he's a spammer or just a well meaning person being WAY late... So Googled his username. One of the results was a user profile on the Cum On Pictures forum :-D
    And was he giving advice on how to get that out of your clothes?

    Lastly, I am gay, disabled, and a liberal.

  • elmoape 24 Apr 2011 22:48:20 179 posts
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    He's an expert on stain removal.
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  • Jeepers 25 Apr 2011 09:36:34 13,181 posts
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    Now what are we going to do if we have a problem that needs to be solved within the next four years.

    Nice work DDevil.

    :(
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 25 Apr 2011 09:39:05 38,342 posts
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    Shit, sorry.

    Lessons learned by us all I think.

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  • jonsaan 25 Apr 2011 09:46:28 25,353 posts
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    Silicone sealant smells of salt and vinegar.

    FCUTA!

  • X201 25 Apr 2011 10:02:55 15,518 posts
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    jonsaan wrote:
    Silicone sealant smells of salt and vinegar.

    Beacause it gives off acetic acid while its curing.
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