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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    The best thing to use is commercial gum remover in an aerosol can. It will freeze it and you can pop it right off. You can get it at any janitorial supply store. You won't be disappointed.

  2. #22
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    Default Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    Try Hotshot carpet cleaner, amazing stuff!, it has saved my a-- a couple of times with motor oil and red wine spills. good luck and start looking for a foreign bank account to hide all assets.

  3. #23
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    Default Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    After 39 years, I have learned that disappointing my bride hurts worse than a beating. I will try everything mentioned here as something has to work. Options for replacement are nonexistent, and funds don't allow for hiring the pro guys, so wish me luck, and I will post what works.
    No one famous.

  4. #24
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    Default Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    Try a can of brake cleaner. You do not want the non-chlorinated brake cleaner, but the chlorinated brake cleaners containing tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene). Tetrachloroethylene is/was used to dry clean clothes.

  5. #25
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    Default Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    park a coffee table over it.

  6. #26
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    Default Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    I did that on the fabric of the back seat of my car. The fabric had been treated with a stain guard, so perhaps that helped. I used most of a bottle of rubbing alcohol and a LOT of elbow grease, but I got it out.

    Good luck!
    Grid

  7. #27
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    Default Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bee Whisperer View Post
    After 39 years, I have learned that disappointing my bride hurts worse than a beating. I will try everything mentioned here as something has to work. Options for replacement are nonexistent, and funds don't allow for hiring the pro guys, so wish me luck, and I will post what works.
    What is the opposite of "requeening"? When the "Queen" gets rid of the "Drone"? I guess when the drone finds another place to live it's called "drifting". I hope you aren't drifting soon.
    Last edited by sqkcrk; 08-24-2013 at 06:23 AM.
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

  8. #28
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    Default Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    I suspect this will be in the thread "worst beekeeping mistake you ever made".

    There are two things that will short circuit logical thinking, sex and a BM. I feel your pain.
    Brian Cardinal
    Zone 5a, Practicing non-intervention beekeeping

  9. #29
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    Default Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    Do you guys have a cleaning product in US supermarkets called Handy Andy? Takes a little rubbing but it will completely dissolve propolis. You should also get a carpet machine in to suck out the residue.
    44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).

  10. #30
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    Default Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    Maybe it could be found at an International Grocery Store, but the only one I know of is in Washington,DC.
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

  11. #31
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    Default Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).

  12. #32
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    Default Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    There is a ton of solvents that will dissolve propolis. That doesn't necessarily get the stain out or stop from taking the color with it. I would try the freeze method first.
    Brian Cardinal
    Zone 5a, Practicing non-intervention beekeeping

  13. #33
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    Default Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    Who ever thought this blunder would get so much attention? I really appreciate all the ideas. I have eight days to try things, so I start today with ice.
    No one famous.

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    Default Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    Try Goo Gone, it's pretty safe but does a great job!
    President, San Francisco Beekeepers Association
    www.habitatforhoneybees.org

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    Default Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bee Whisperer View Post
    Who ever thought this blunder would get so much attention?
    You're getting attention because we feel your pain! As for me, I have "accent rugs" all over the floors in my house. They hide my drips, drops, and just plain carelessness.

  16. #36
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    Default Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    but her flowers and tell her the truth before you do more damage
    I love my honey bees!

  17. #37
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    Default Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bee Whisperer View Post
    I have eight days to try things, so I start today with ice.
    Even if you successfully remove evidence of your mistake you better tell her about it when she gets home, if not before. You know she's gonna find out eventually. Better that she hear it from you. You naughty Boy.
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

  18. #38
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    Default Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    Offer to be her butler for a period of time! (Seinfeld! LOL)

  19. #39
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    Default Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    go out and find the neighbors doggie yard and walk back in the house...she will NEVER notice the propilis stain my wife found some solution on the web to clean carpets, however it said test in inconspicious area first so I wont post it
    I am praying for you that you find a contractor to build you a shed in the back yard to live in.

    all the attention is because we all know what wifes do when husbands do stupid things

  20. #40
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    Default Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    Show her this thread and tell her we are all asking for her to have mercy on our fellow beek. Remind her of how we often stumble without our wives there to guide us. And how your mind was consumed with the sorrow of her absence, which led to the unfortunate error. I try to really lay in on thick, so my wife laughs and does not have the heart to give me too severe a beating. I've even gotten my dogs to sit by my side and hang their heads in sorrow, right along with me.

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