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GUEST,Rumncoke Bodhran help please!! (49) RE: Bodhran help please!! 28 Nov 05

You could try blotting paper and a warm place - or even a warm iron - just warm enough to feel, I mean.

Put the poor thing on an ironing board and gently press the blotting paper down onto the greasy surface with the tepid iron. Leave to cool and peel off the blotting paper, hopefully with the greasy stuff as well.

I got an oil (fish and chip grease) stain out of a suede jacket that way.

If you hesitate to use so much heat and weight then try either flour or corn starch and rub a handfull over the skin, then lay it down and strew more over it and leave in a warm place - airing cupboard, perhaps, or at a foot or so distance from a radiator, turning to expose different parts to the highest heat. After a couple of days brush the inside with light but vigorous strokes with something like a suede brush, or even a nail brush used carefully. Don't get the flour wet!! It should absorb the goo - talcum powder would probably do the same if you don't mind the perfume - and the funny looks - or an absorbant earth if you happen to know anyone who makes dynamite - is it called something like keiselgur? Or the stuff that stops the runs - not Australia - the powder before it is made into the medicine.


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