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Old 01-14-08, 11:53 AM   #1
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Getting Slime off clothing

To my surprise, I had pinch flats 180 degrees out of phase on a tire in which I patched a pair. I went to test the tube to see if the patches were good and discovered the other pair of fang holes as green Slime shot out, including onto a nice leather coat, a leather shoe, a canvas knapsack (which as it is a darker green, is not overly conspicuous), and a cotton T-shirt.

Was hesitant to wash clothes with a sealant in the washer for fear of clogging drains.
Will rinsing outside remove the Slime?
Also, I've noticed on the leather items, the Slime has changed from green to blue - is this a bad reaction?
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Wash it off with water as soon as possible. It is ethylene glycol based (antifreeze) so it is easily soluble in water, but it may stain if it dries.
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Wash it off with water as soon as possible. It is ethylene glycol based (antifreeze) so it is easily soluble in water, but it may stain if it dries.
What is the component that stains?
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Slime will not hurt drains or washers. I have washed many slime soaked rags and clothes wit no ill effect
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The green dye in the filler material is what stains. The glycol will feel slightly sticky.
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