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Oily spandex net - any cure?
I received some Lycra glistenette that has a very oily feel to it
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Date: 4/1/13 3:11 AM

I have some Lycra glistenette that has a very oily feel to it. When I pick it up, this oil or sticky stuff coats my hands; getting it off requires soap and water, although alcohol works as well.

My thoughts are that these remnants may have been seconds that came out of the production process oily, or their fibers are breaking down, or that it's some sort of finishing process. I could use it as is for practice, but I'm not thrilled about the idea of running this gummy stuff through my machine, and as is it is unsuitable for use, even for doll clothing which is why I got it. It didn't cost much, so if it is not salvageable and goes immediately into the trash I'll survive.

Is this a known problem? Any solutions out there?

ETA: A regular cycle in the clothes washing machine with regular detergent didn't help.
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Date: 4/1/13 11:26 AM

If it was mine, I'd throw it in a bucket/basin with some Dawn and warm water.

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