Discussion in 'Equipment Questions' started by falcon269, Jul 29, 2011.
From the manufacturers:
Low odor mineral turpentine is 100% low aromatic white spirit.
Gosh ... washing dirty hiking socks in hot soapy water...now there's a novel idea! They have a whole Research and Development Department to give this advice. I'm impressed.
Another method for getting compeed out of your socks, 100% reliable.
Now THAT is a method I like!
Actually, I found the hot soapy water to work fine.
They have lawyers who have told them they will be sued if someone melts their socks with turpentine on the advice of Compeed!
R&D probably changed the adhesive for U.S. FDA approval of the product. The BandAid product does not stick nearly as well as the European Compeed.
The adhesive has almost nothing to do with the "goo" that blister moisture and the wet-wound absorbent material deposits on socks. I have found isopropyl alcohol removes the adhesive pretty well.
I am reluctant to burn my wool/synthetic blend socks. The pollutants are much more toxic than burning a cotton T-shirt. Ditto synthetic shirts and pants. Celebration can be too gleeful, and not thoughtful enough, at least for me.
You're right.. burning them probably isn't the best way.
But it sure made me laugh :lol:
It's funny about the Bandaid product. It is definitely not as well-sticking as Compeed and you're probably right about the FDA. We've become such a sue-happy community in the USA - burn yourself on HOT coffee and sue - break a fingernail opening a jar and sue... they should just re-name the USA the SUE! :roll:
Lawsuits are out of hand in the U.S., but the McDonald's hot coffee did cause third degree burns right out of the cup:Skin grafts were required to repair the damage.
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