A.K. asks from East Lansing, MI on November 11, 2008
So my d.s. decided to go to bed with his silly putty and it has melted on his jammies, bedding, and comforter. I think he rolled just about everywhere in his bed last night. Does anyone have any miracle solution on how to remove it?? Thanks in advance.
So What Happened?™
Thanks for the responses!!! At first I tried the freezing- kinda worked but it was so melted in to it so then I tried the Goo-gone--well, at least it smelled good, got some off. So with just repeated washes (due to fact he still will wet through Goodnights) has removed a good amount now it is just stain--oh well, thanks though for all your good responses!
H.U. answers from Detroit on November 13, 2008
Try peanut butter.
My 5 year old got gum on EVERYTHING, so we rubbed peanut butter into the gum, even on the rug and broke it down enough to where we could wipe it off.
A.H. answers from Detroit on November 12, 2008
OH, what they won't do~ :)
I would try freezing it. Freezing things works well to break many things off surfaces (I always put my candles in the freezer to remove the last bit of wax before recycling the container.) Not sure if oils would cut it, as I think it is a type of plastic? (been a while since I played with putty!)
Good Luck~ hope something works and it was not a favorite set of sheets or pj's!
C.S. answers from Detroit on November 11, 2008
I have a couple ideas for you. First try to freeze it with ice...it might get harder and peel off.
If that doesn't work you could try heating it with the iron...put a rag between the iron and silly puddy. It might scrap off.
L.C. answers from Grand Rapids on November 12, 2008
Hi A. K.,
I would throw all the affected clothing/bedding into a freezer for several hours or up to two to three days and then maybe you could pick off each piece of silly putty.
Perhaps you could also "google" silly putty and find some ways to get it off of material on their web site in frequently asked questions. I would think your son is not the only one to ever get it spread all over clothing/bedding articles.
I know when my now adult daughters were quite young they got bubble gum in their hair and I tried rubbing each section of hair with peanut butter and that was easier to get it off than freezing it with ice cubes.
Hope you find something that works from somebody here on this website. I learn so much from here and enjoy reading the answers and responses from so many different people. I am wondering is everyone on here from MI?
D.C. answers from Detroit on November 12, 2008
Goof Off would DEF. get it off, but you would for sure have to wash everything after using it. You can buy it at Walmart, Meijer...some place like that The smell is kind of harsh, but it gets anything off of everything. I used it to get melted tape off one of my sons pair of pants. Hope this helps!!
M.H. answers from Lansing on November 12, 2008
Freeze it, either with ice or in the freezer. It should come right off.
K.S. answers from Detroit on November 12, 2008
Hi! wow who would have thought that I would ever have to share this advice:o) My kids brought silly puddy into the bath and got it in their eyes and the only thing that worked was eye makeup remover. I have no idea why but nothing else worked.
S.C. answers from Detroit on November 12, 2008
Goo-Gone will do the trick.
M.A. answers from Detroit on November 12, 2008
I think all you have to do is put the affected items- PJ's sheets- in the freezer. The silly putty should harden and break off when it is frozen. I hope this works.