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Sticky fingers and surfaces from hash oil

Discussion in 'Ask FC' started by an0maly, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. an0maly

    an0maly Well-Known Member

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    My hands feel sticky all the time from hash oil. It is driving me fracking crazy, and flaring up my OCD. Not sure what to do.

    So far I have tried cleaning them with ISO, then rinsing and sometimes washing with soap. I also tried olive oil, then soap and water.

    Those methods work pretty well, especially if I take a shower. Then I'll touch some random surface on my desk - tablet, solo, omicron lite, altoids tin, etc. and the stickiness will be back.

    Wiping down surfaces with ISO doesn't seem to work at all. When I try, it just streaks the oil all over what I am trying to clean - making it a lot worse.

    Anyone else have this problem, or am I just crazy? :)
     
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  2. StickyShisha

    StickyShisha Well-Known Member

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    i use a mix of coconut oil, baking soda and orange essential oil. that works great for getting rid of the sticky on my hands.
     
  3. weedemon

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    keep your tools clean so you are not getting specks of sticky stuff all over the place. thats a common way this happens to me.

    i jsut use a paper towel and I am good to go though. sorry it's bothering you so much.
     
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  4. syrupy

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    Ugh, I've been there with some super-resinous Hash Plant. It sucks!

    Like poop, it's best to catch it before it gets spread everywhere. Try what Sticky posted. Once clean keeping alcohol pads nearby and wiping things down not just once a day, but every session. It's got to be getting on your hands, so swab those down too.

    A vape pen might help your problem, like the persei hercules, where you can load the thing once and not have to handle the material after that.

    Obviously finding less sticky material might work, but isn't a desired outcome.

    I recall an interview with the Beastie Boys where they were talking about this issue. They were clowning around with oven mitts, which was funny but doesn't work. They were really into wigs too when they got high because they were getting crap in their hair from touching it. Nice to know that the famous have the same problems we do.
     
  5. an0maly

    an0maly Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys. Great suggestions.

    One thing that I am still having trouble with is getting the stickiness off of surfaces, especially my Omicron Light pen (the shiny metal one). I have tried wiping it down several times. Still sticky after that. Wiping it seemed to just move the stickiness all over the pen.


    Sounds pretty funny. Any idea from what year the interview was from?
     
  6. macbill

    macbill WA-WAHHH. WA, Oh WA-To-See

    I wonder if Goof-Off or acetone might help.
     
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  7. DDave

    DDave Vape Wizard

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    Simple Green first, then wipe down with water.... does the trick for me and smells semi-decent to boot.
     
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  8. Puffers

    Puffers Micro-Climate Mastermind

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    Hmmm I use electrical contact cleaner that's mostly hexane based with some acetone too iirc it works well and evaporates quickly but was just somethin I happened to have in my garage. Worked well for some of my pens that would sometimes leak onto threads like the OG omi/persei carts. :2c:

    Oh and if it's on your hands and driving you crazy don't try to eat it :lol: errl or reclaim on my teeth drives me nucking futz!
     
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  9. syrupy

    syrupy fumed

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    I forgot about something that works really well in cleaning the hands. It's called stainless steel soap, from china through ebay. I made a thread in VRE of items under $2 shipped that has a listing for one.

    My buddy has an Omicron and the battery has some kind of crap on it that attracts all kinds of junk. He finally wore it off somehow. There was a dude around here (I want to say his name is fozie bear but I know that's wrong) who used to get drunk and rub all night on his solo with steel wool. That Solo came out so bright and shiny. Amazing what people can do.
     
  10. 215z

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    Do you have silicone tools? I have had a lot of good luck wiping off oil from surfaces using silicon tipped tools
     
  11. an0maly

    an0maly Well-Known Member

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    Oh man. So many good ideas and I'm too baked to figure out how to multi quote them all here :).

    @macbill - I think I have some goof-off around somewhere. That sounds like something to try to clean my pen, and maybe some other surfaces as well.

    @DDave - I don't have any simple green around, but we do have some shaklee H2, which is highly concentrated. I might try some of that in a less diluted form than usual. If that doesn't work, I'll pick up some simple green to try.

    @Puffers - I thought about using some of that kind of stuff, but I don't have a good place at the moment to use anything that has such bad fumes. If all else fails, I will try some though.

    @syrupy - stainless steel soap from China? LOL. Something about that product name makes me worried. Actual steel wool sounds interesting though. I might have to try that on my Omi lite pen.

    @215z - I do have a silicone tipped skillet tool. I will test that out later today.

    Thanks guys!
     
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  12. Caligula

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  13. syrupy

    syrupy fumed

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    220 whetstone.
     
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  14. PoisonousHydra

    PoisonousHydra MMPR Patient

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    I also wash my hands with coconut oil, with some baking soda for abrasion. I rinse my hands and then wash them again with soap. It is the only thing that seems to get this junk off of them.
     
  15. an0maly

    an0maly Well-Known Member

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    Goof Off did the trick to get the oil residue off tricky surfaces, like my Omicron Lite Pen.

    This reminds me. Slightly off-topic, but any idea how to remove oil from suede? I got a new pair of slippers that I got a small drop on.
     
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  16. syrupy

    syrupy fumed

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    Is it suede fabric or suede leather?
     
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  17. farscaper

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    actually.... super clean hand and concentrates dont mix... if you have dry dry hands... try latex gloves to kill the ocd...

    but mainly try to find a soap that had a mild moisturizer in it... 99 iso can actually pull so much moisture out of my skin it will leave strange white spots like a burn?.... ive also noticed than then I wash with a simple dawn dish soap as opposed to a iso hand wash I dont have near the trouble.m. but ive had strait shatter immediately stick to frexh clean dry hands...

    if your creating your slab... gloves are wonderful... if just dabbing.mm its a bit excessive.

    peace.
     
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  18. 215z

    215z Well-Known Member

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    In my culture, sticky hands is a good thing
    [​IMG]
     
  19. farscaper

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    honest work!
     
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  20. Wizsteve

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    yea just put them in the freezer wait few hours should peel right off.

    btw baby powder does wonders
     
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  21. an0maly

    an0maly Well-Known Member

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    It is suede leather (sheepskin).
     
  22. an0maly

    an0maly Well-Known Member

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    The freezer trick probably won't work. I tried cleaning the slippers using suede cleaner before I knew what I got on them. Now the oil is more into the fibers of the leather. In was thinking of trying some solvent, but that might damage the leather.
     
  23. syrupy

    syrupy fumed

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    Solvent would be bad. Try an art gum eraser, or alternating corn starch and vinegar. Be prepared to ignore the remaining part of the stain, or cover it or dye it.

    The stainless steel soap isn't like ss wool. It's a single piece of ss in the shape of a soap bar. By rubbing it between wet hands, a lot of junk gets pulled off. The best part is if there is even the slightest trace of oil on the hands, it will show up while rubbing. Once the hands are totally clean, the bar glides over the skin with no drag. I mention it because it's the only thing I've found that pulls oil out of the hands that's too small to see.

    The Beastie Boys interview was deep in the haze of my combustion days. Don't remember but it was for their Grand Royal publication and it had to be Paul's Boutique era. It was a written interview, but I've seen footage from it with the guys in trenchcoats and curly wigs. Kind of like how they dressed in Sabotage video.
     
  24. Wizsteve

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    found while searching the net

    btw did you try baby powder? (place a good amount on top of the stain let sit in warm place the oil should soak into the powder) anyways more advice below.

    Remove oil or grease stains with baking soda.
    Blot excess oil liquid and sprinkle the spot with baking soda. Let it sit for a few hours, then brush it away using a suede brush.

    1. Cover the stain with corn starch. Be liberal with the application.
    2. Allow the corn starch to set on the stain for 10 minutes. The powder will absorb the oil and pull it out of the suede.
    3. Brush it off of the surface. One application may remove the stain completely.
    4. If a large amount of oil remains, repeat the corn starch.
    5. If there is still a small amount of residue on the surface, moisten a cloth with vinegar.
    6. Gently brush the surface with the cloth. Brush lightly and avoid allowing the suede to become soaked with vinegar.
    7. Once the stain is removed, allow the suede to dry.
    8. Brush the surface with a suede brush to restore the nap as needed.
    Additional Tips and Advice
    • Some light stains can be removed with an art gum eraser. Ensure the eraser is white as the pink ones will cause additional staining.
    • If the stain is old or set in, it will require professional cleaning.
    • There are special suede cleaning products and stain removers available at leather stores. These are also effective in removing stains. They are a better choice when attempting to remove old grease or oil stains.
    Take some cornstarch, talcum powder or even artificial sweetener and pat it into the grease spot. Let sit overnight and then brush off. The "powder" should start absorbing the oil. It may take several times to really get most of the grease out. Then use an art gum or very soft eraser to gently brush the area.
     

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