1. Over 10 years of Camino Q&As in one place. Sign Up and plan your camino with us. It's free!
  2. Using iphone or iPad? Add forum icon to your home screen. Here is how to do it.

Removing Compeed from socks

Discussion in 'Equipment Questions' started by falcon269, Jul 29, 2011.

Advertisment

  1. falcon269

    falcon269 no commercial interests

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2008
    Messages:
    10,395
    Likes Received:
    5,912
    Location:
    USA
    Camino(s) past & future:
    yes
    From the manufacturers:
    Wikipedia

    Low odor mineral turpentine is 100% low aromatic white spirit.
     
  2. JohnnieWalker

    JohnnieWalker Nunca se camina solo

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2006
    Messages:
    3,381
    Likes Received:
    975
    Location:
    Santiago de Compostela
    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.
     
    JohnMcM likes this.
  3. mikevasey

    mikevasey Veteran Member Donating Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2010
    Messages:
    937
    Likes Received:
    734
    Location:
    Exeter,UK
    JohnMcM likes this.
  4. Anniesantiago

    Anniesantiago Veteran Member Donating Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2008
    Messages:
    4,002
    Likes Received:
    1,824
    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    Camino(s) past & future:
    Walked 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
    Haha Mike!
    Now THAT is a method I like!

    Actually, I found the hot soapy water to work fine.
     
  5. falcon269

    falcon269 no commercial interests

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2008
    Messages:
    10,395
    Likes Received:
    5,912
    Location:
    USA
    Camino(s) past & future:
    yes
    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.
     
  6. Anniesantiago

    Anniesantiago Veteran Member Donating Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2008
    Messages:
    4,002
    Likes Received:
    1,824
    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    Camino(s) past & future:
    Walked 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
    You're right.. burning them probably isn't the best way. :oops:
    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:
     
  7. falcon269

    falcon269 no commercial interests

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2008
    Messages:
    10,395
    Likes Received:
    5,912
    Location:
    USA
    Camino(s) past & future:
    yes
    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.
     

    Attached Files:

Most Viewed Theads

 
Title
Replies Views
Last Message
  1. Maya Amanecer 2015
    Replies:
    5
    Views:
    235
  2. NualaOC
    Replies:
    7
    Views:
    218
  3. Sara Jean
    Replies:
    6
    Views:
    198
  4. Anemone del Camino
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    189
  5. Dan the Man
    Replies:
    9
    Views:
    180
  6. pvh
    Replies:
    8
    Views:
    138
  7. Macc60
    Replies:
    14
    Views:
    129
  8. Beetlebee
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    102
  9. Grogan
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    95
  10. Waka
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    86
  11. TerryB
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    78
  12. Grogan
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    66
  13. windswept
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    64
  14. Pelgrimpaul
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    62
  15. pohodnica
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    61
  16. Grogan
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    56
  17. Montse
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    51
  18. Anton
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    49
  19. Grogan
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    43
  20. Grogan
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    39
Loading...

Share This Page

This site is run by Ivar Rekve | Find us on Google+