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    Default What's a good pitch remover for rope?

    Working a job right now and the pine pitch is killing me. I literally have to pry my hands off my saw to get rid of it and my ropes are getting coated in it. I have one lanyard that is refusing to adjust, it just sticks!

    So is there a rope soap that will cut the pitch?

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    Carwash soap? Or just take it to the carwash?

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    Hank it up, blast it, stretch it out, rehank it, reblast it.

    1st time soap, 2nd time rinse.


    A 3rd rinse is optional.

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    Gotcha, thanks MB

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    Don't use your Maytag...

    That will send it to an early grave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterBlaster View Post
    Hank it up, blast it, stretch it out, rehank it, reblast it.
    You can do this part as many times as you think it needs to be done.

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    My wife wouldn't be very happy if I put a bunch of pitchy rope in the washer. But she's leaving for a couple weeks....

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    Mechanical lanyard adjusters help a lot with this. I've given up trying to wash pitch off ropes. I just ignore it and eventually it goes away. . . haha
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    ^ yes.

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