Accidentally sat on your GLUX Putty? Left it in your pants pocket? Got little bits stuck in your shirt? Found the dreaded lump of putty in your child’s hair? Thankfully, there are some time-tested techniques for removing GLUX Putty from hair, clothing, and other sorts of fabrics.
First, remove as much of the putty as possible from the surface. You don’t have to go crazy scraping away but you don’t want a thick blob attached to the clothes either. Note that GLUX putty sticks to GLUX putty very well. Use a small lump that you’ve scraped off to pick the remaining putty away.You are going to liquify the putty and the more putty you get off now, the less mess it will make.
If the affected clothes are a natural fabric like cotton, linen, wool, or hair, use rubbing alcohol to remove the GLUX Putty.
Pick up some 70% Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol at the local pharmacy or grocery store. Position the clothes over the sink and liberally pour rubbing alcohol over the putty stain. Using a paper towel or wash cloth, rub and blot the rubbing alcohol into the putty. Immediately you should notice the GLUX Putty liquifying and moving away from the fabric. As you mix in the rubbing alcohol you can probably pull away chunks of putty that are lifting from the fabric.
After the putty is removed you might still have a minor stain on the fabric. This is the pigment that was used to color the GLUX Putty. A quick run through the washer will take care of this. Use a liquid detergent pre-treatment and the pigment should wash right away.
Synthetic fabrics pose more of a challenge. The rubbing alcohol we used earlier will degrade synthetic fabrics — slowly eating them away. Instead, after removing as much putty as possible, spray the stain with WD-40 and let it sit for a few minutes. This should soften and loosen the remaining putty. Rub and blot the putty with a paper towel.
If GLUX Putty is still staining the fabric, try dampening a portion of a rag or paper towel with rubbing alcohol and blotting the stain.
If none of this works, it’s time to call in an expert. Drop off the clothes at the local dry cleaner and let them know the stain is “silicone-based”. They may be able to use their secret powers to help you.