Removing Aquasure

first-ade

Member
So I've been a muppet and managed to get Aquasure on my fleece. Any recommendations of how I might get it out?
 

hannahb

Active member
I would try tea tree oil, but do a test somewhere inconspicuous on your fleece first. It's great for removing soft or sticky plastics/rubbers. Maybe have a bucket of soapy water to hand in case it starts to go wrong.

Otherwise, if you really want to hide it, you could cover by sewing on bright and bold patches (visible mends).
 

Pitlamp

Well-known member
Why don't you contact the manufacturer and ask for advice? There must be an organic solvent that would work.
(Or maybe even an enzyme in a biological washing powder, even? That works for getting burned on scrambled eggs off pans.)

In fact, if you do gain any useful intelligence on this, could you post some detail here? Then I can maybe get a solid blob of Aquasure off the carpet! :mad:
 

alanw

Well-known member
A cheap source of "nail polish remover", i.e. acetone, is Expanding Foam Gun cleaner, £7 for half a litre at Screwfix. However I strongly suspect that just like expanding foam, it only works on fresh, unset Aquasure.
 

AlexR

Active member
+1 for visible repair, once the polyurethane is set I think it'll be nearly impossible to get out without wrecking the fleece.

Similarly, superglue conveniently spilled on your crotch makes an incredibly long lived suspicious white stain, and hammering a tube of silicone sealant type material may get it to split where you don't want it to, comically squirting it all over your lovely new powerstretch top.

Only chance you have for polyurethanes or silicones is to wash them out very quickly with a non-protic solvent like nail varnish remover (ethyl acetate or acetone), a hydrocarbon (white spirits or petrol if you must). If you don't have those, alcohols can work as well, especially isopropanol. Both of the above cure by contact with water, so do not use water or you'll accelerate the curing process.

But the real solution is not to wear nice stuff whilst you're handling these substances, and don't do it when you're in a rush.
 

caving_fox

Active member
Fleece is basically polyester, and I suspect nearly anything that might work on a polyurathane will also melt the polyester which is much more susceptible to solvents.
 

ChrisB

Well-known member
I've not found anything that removes it once it's cured, although if you use it on bare neoprene, over a couple of years something in the neoprene migrates into the Aquasure and it turns brown and can be peeled off.
 
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