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How do you get Pepper Spray stains out?

Old 07-13-06, 08:22 AM
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How do you get Pepper Spray stains out?

I was messing around with my girlfriends pepper spray (mace) and accidentally shot some off onto the microwave oven (white). It's one of those built in kinds. She rents an apartment. So, I need to get them out. I've tried everything from goo gone to clorox. Nothing has worked. I'm afraid that if try to paint it that it will turn out bad. Its funny that it wiped off real easy on the stove but for some reason its not coming out of that damn microwave. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Do we want to know HOW you got mace in the microwave?

wipe it with peroxide.
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On the outside of the microwave. I tried the peroxide. Didn't work. Thanks though.

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how 'bout blood stains? does anybody know how to get blood stains off my carpet?
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Old 07-13-06, 08:34 AM
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I KNOW peroxide works on blood stains.

What kind of finish does that microwave have on the outside? Metal, plastic, contact paper?
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Old 07-13-06, 08:42 AM
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okay, try this. Make a paste of comet (or some other powdered cleanser) and bleach. Dab it on the stains. Let it sit for a few minutes, then rub it into the areas as if you were polishing them. Wipe the mess off with a damp towel.

It that doesn't get it, you're doomed.
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Old 07-13-06, 08:55 AM
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You need one of these

http://www.drugstore.com/qxp146253_3...gic_eraser.htm

Almost any supermarket or drugstore will have them.
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Old 07-13-06, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Mrs. Danger
okay, try this. Make a paste of comet (or some other powdered cleanser) and bleach. Dab it on the stains. Let it sit for a few minutes, then rub it into the areas as if you were polishing them. Wipe the mess off with a damp towel.

It that doesn't get it, you're doomed.

Ok this seems to be working a little bit. Maybe if I keep on doing it. Eventually it will go away. Looking better though. Thanks for the help. I tried those magic eraser's but it didn't work.
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Mrs. D has the right idea. If you are feeling brave, you can also try a bleach based toilet bowl cleaner. I know for a fact that it will remove color from counter tops. Best of luck.
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Is your name Scott?
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lol. No. It's Brent actually.
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[chemist]The capsaicinoids that make up pepper spray are hydrophobic compounds. Try soaking the stain using something nonpolar like cooking oil to dissolve it. I don't think oxidizers like bleach or peroxide will work.[/chemist]
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Originally Posted by rabbit77
[chemist]The capsaicinoids that make up pepper spray are hydrophobic compounds. Try soaking the stain using something nonpolar like cooking oil to dissolve it. I don't think oxidizers like bleach or peroxide will work.[/chemist]


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Old 07-13-06, 05:30 PM
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That only applies if it really is pepper spray, and not mace.

but, hey, try cold cream, it works on waterproof makeup.
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I thought mace is pretty much illegal, but in case it was mace, I looked up the MSDS for the active ingredient in mace and found the following.

Solubility: Practically insoluble in water; freely soluble in alcohol, ether, and benzene.
4. Special precautions: alpha-Chloroacetophenone will slowly corrode metals.

It probably dissolved the paint and already reacted with the metal in the microwave. Post some pics of the stain and/or girlfriend.
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-note to tacos-

pepper spray and/or mace are not condiments.

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vinegar maybe
I think they use vinegar to flush it out of people's eyes
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