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Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Cleaning sticky cough syrup on a pack on 05/21/2013 12:40:53 MDT Print View

Red, sticky cough syrup all over an Osprey Kestrel pack..
Any ideas on how to get this off?

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Cleaning sticky cough syrup on a pack on 05/21/2013 12:55:10 MDT Print View

freezing the pack might help.

Chris .
(cwb) - F

Locale: Los Angeles
Cleaning on 05/21/2013 13:00:02 MDT Print View

Soak it in hot water?

Kimberly Wersal
(kwersal) - MLife

Locale: Western Colorado
Re: Cleaning on 05/21/2013 20:53:57 MDT Print View

Cough syrup is mostly sugar-- I's just use a little diluted dishsoap and a damp rag.

Chris C
(cvcass) - MLife

Locale: State of Jefferson
sticky substance removal on 05/21/2013 22:01:54 MDT Print View

I have had good luck with rubbing alcohol to remove tree sap and melted candy from my hammock so it may work for your pack as well.

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Will try on 05/21/2013 22:06:27 MDT Print View

Thanks. I will try a couple of option. Unfortunately it seeped into the seams...

Matthew Black
(mtblack) - F
sryup on 05/21/2013 22:56:16 MDT Print View

I would think that even a warm water soak would be enough to remove the syrup. The food coloring probably won't adhere to the fabric and the sticky residue should be freed from the seams with sufficient soak time and a little agitation.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Cleaning sticky cough syrup on a pack on 05/21/2013 23:06:59 MDT Print View

Too long of a soak in warm to hot soapy water will be bad for the fabric's waterproofing coating. A nice warmish water rinse should get it.

Dustin Short
(upalachango) - MLife
Re: Re: Cleaning sticky cough syrup on a pack on 05/21/2013 23:23:08 MDT Print View

Use a tooth brush to gently scrub and get into the seams and you should be fine. Once dry sprinkle some dust on it to keep any remaining syrup from sticking. If you're adverse to the dust idea, maybe you should be leaving the city with that pack in the first place ;)

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Re: Re: Re: Cleaning sticky cough syrup on a pack on 05/22/2013 06:18:58 MDT Print View

Got met of it off with soapy warm water, thanks.
Dustin....funny but oh so far off the mark :)