Have any of you had OC spray go off in your pants? How to clean?

Have any of you had OC spray go off in your pants? How to clean?

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    Have any of you had OC spray go off in your pants? How to clean?

    I had a bottle of Sabre Red pepper spray in my small jeans pocket go off on me. I think the nozzle got unlocked (rotated enough to push down) from being in there and somehow it got pressed against my belt.

    In any event, what should I do to clean it?

    By the weight of the bottle compared to my other ones I unloaded a good bit - it soaked the whole pocket area.


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    Well if you didn't get any irritation in the area that got wet then your ahead of the game and just washing your clothes the usual way will do just fine.

    When we trained and got sprayed for certification it was never a problem for clothes cleanup. You may need to spot the area with a cleaner like Shout if there is dye added to the spray.

    I would suggest a different type of dispenser with a more secure top then the turn top safety.

    photo.jpgASP OC Street Defender/Kuboton key ring, Mk VI and Mk III flip top dispensers.
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    Hope that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gun1 View Post
    I had a bottle of Sabre Red pepper spray in my small jeans pocket go off on me. I think the nozzle got unlocked (rotated enough to push down) from being in there and somehow it got pressed against my belt.

    In any event, what should I do to clean it?

    By the weight of the bottle compared to my other ones I unloaded a good bit - it soaked the whole pocket area.
    Just launder as usual..if you want to be safe wash them by themselves. Use a good laundry detergent though, in my past experiences cheap laundry soap does not work well.
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    Just to be safe I'd go to a laundry mat and wash them separately with some real good laundry soap. If you use Tide I would put a measured amount in a Ziplock bag. For some reason Tide is like gold to thieves these days. Grocery stores actually lock up Tide to prevent it walking out of the stores on it's own.
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    ...define "it", please...

    ...if you mean your jeans, a good, strong detergent like Fab or Tide...maybe a presoak...and hot water...
    ...if you mean the spray device...the same and rinse...
    ...if you meant anything else...forgive the snickers and hope it never happens again...it's gotta feel somewhat like overfilling a Zippo lighter and putting it in your pocket...you'll heal eventually...
    Quote Originally Posted by gun1 View Post
    I had a bottle of Sabre Red pepper spray in my small jeans pocket go off on me. I think the nozzle got unlocked (rotated enough to push down) from being in there and somehow it got pressed against my belt.

    In any event, what should I do to clean it?

    By the weight of the bottle compared to my other ones I unloaded a good bit - it soaked the whole pocket area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gun1 View Post
    In any event, what should I do to clean it?
    It = OC soak.

    I will try the pre-soak first and see if I can work most of it out, then run through the wash like normal. Thanks for the info.

    On a side note....

    I didn't notice the soak right away, I'm not real sure when it happened. Didn't smell, didn't sting (it went all the way through to skin), etc. I would have expected to get some irritation from it. Maybe I got a bad batch.. Again, it is Sabre Red (the small bottles, bare, no enclosure).

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    BTDT, a couple of washes will do the trick. Mine was Fox labs, not only does it burn it stinks too. That was a rough day. I wear it on my belt now.
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    just wash it as usual in the washer by it self, set it on high water level.

    get the flip top, they are faster to deploy and more secure.
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    Throw the bottle away and try again. If it didn't burn your skin it isn't going to burn the bad guy either.

    That said, I have been covered in the stuff before. First thing you do is give your wife a big hug and rub it on her. While she's yelling at you and sneezing you throw the stuff in the washing machine then run naked around the house. When she says something about you being naked tell her you're just trying to spare her from the horrible OC spray she was complaining about. Chase her around the house for a while. When you get bored get dressed and go put your soiled clothes in the dryer.
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    I am a big fan of an old product called "LESTOIL" Amazon has it, but i prefer the large bottle that is at Home Depot Seems Home Depot is the only carrier I can find it at. It is great as a general cleaner but for Clothing Stains (Carpet too), I give it 5 stars. It is the "ELVIS" of stain removers.

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    Admit it. You were playin with itand it went off. You can go blind like that. :D

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    I gave the pants a nice hour and a half or more hot soak with detergent, then ran the washer agitator. After that run I threw in the rest of my jeans for another round. The stain is still there, though faded. I'll let it go and see what happens over time.

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    Better than your firearm. Still kind of makes you wonder.

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    If it didn't burn you up, then its not worth a dime. Better get another brand, like the LE Defense Technology MK 4 series.
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    Or one of the FOX products.
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