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May 14, 2014
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So here's the scoop. I may have spilled some vegetable oil on my rack... I'll spare you all the embarrassing details, but does anyone know what effects veggie oil has on both the cams and the nylon and dyneema slings? Washing the cams is the easy part, but I'm mostly interested in the slings... Cool! Thanks. Danny Hupp
From Nashville, TN
Joined Mar 12, 2014
121 points
May 14, 2014
Absolutely no effect on the slings. But veg oil over time can make VERY tacky gums which will mess up the cams' action. Hit them with some Dawn in hot water ASAP. Gunkiemike
Joined Jul 29, 2009
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May 14, 2014
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the oil will prob make for a dust/dirt magnet too....not the end of the world, but might want to give them a good wipe down the first few times so dirt doesn't start working its way into the fibers. ze_dirtbag
From TBD
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May 14, 2014
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YER GONNA DIE! Tommy Layback
From Sheridan, WY
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May 14, 2014
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^^he's right, you most definitely will die ze_dirtbag
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May 14, 2014
I'd soak the slings or the whole cams w/slings in some warm water to get the vegetable oil out. Work the cam slings with your fingers while they are submerged. I think the gumminess and dirt attraction is something I wouldn't want to stay on there. Not because it's dangerous, but sticky. FrankPS
From Atascadero, CA
Joined Nov 19, 2009
273 points
May 14, 2014
Tommy Layback wrote:
YER GONNA DIE!

AAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
David Grahek
From Kill Devil Hills, NC
Joined Aug 3, 2011
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May 14, 2014
I could just stuff the slings in the fuel tank on my veggie oil running Mercedes. David Grahek
From Kill Devil Hills, NC
Joined Aug 3, 2011
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May 14, 2014
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They've already picked up an extraordinary amount of grime. Washed 'em, lubed 'em, and I think we'll be good to go.. Danny Hupp
From Nashville, TN
Joined Mar 12, 2014
121 points
May 15, 2014
Warm water and flakes of handsoap or dish soap

Yr gunna die, but from hungray bears not oiled up slings

;)
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May 15, 2014
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....yer tho ded Derek Jf
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May 16, 2014
I've had surprisingly good luck with cat piss for counteracting the effects of oil spillage. Try that. jaredj
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+1 Dish Soap Brad Gone
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+1 yer gonna die Jon Zucco
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May 16, 2014
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Danny Hupp wrote:
I may have spilled some vegetable oil on my rack... I'll spare you all the embarrassing details


Tennessee clucker.
Jake Jones
From Richmond, VA
Joined Jul 30, 2011
1,217 points
May 18, 2014
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jaredj wrote:
I've had surprisingly good luck with cat piss for counteracting the effects of oil spillage. Try that.



I had to quit cheesing a long time ago, but thanks anyways.
Danny Hupp
From Nashville, TN
Joined Mar 12, 2014
121 points
May 18, 2014
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the triumphant return
ze_dirtbag
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