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Months ago I changed a tyre on my utility bicycle in street clothes. An unfortunate set of vulcanising stains are now on street clothes I'd like to wear more often. How do I remove dried vulcaniser from medium weight cotton cloth?

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You can try acetone, available from a hardware or paint store. You can also occasionally find rubber cement thinner at an office supply place. (Of course, try that fictitious "inconspicuous location" first.) –  Daniel R Hicks Oct 13 '13 at 22:08
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Try freezing it and scrapping it with a sharp knife before using the solvent. Any bits that can be removed will be that much less for the solvent to remove. –  mikes Oct 14 '13 at 1:16
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Be careful to "not inhale" the acetone. Seriously. –  andy256 Oct 14 '13 at 2:34
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@andy256 Why, it makes for a wonderful lightheadedness after an hour or two, complete with slight nausea and sometimes hallucinations. –  arne Oct 14 '13 at 11:57
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Seems reasonable to me as well - it is a problem cyclists face. –  Batman Mar 1 at 6:57
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Petrol/lighter fuel might be worth a try...

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Regular petroleum solvents are highly unlikely to work on the stuff. They'll just turn it gummy. –  Daniel R Hicks Jan 29 at 1:43
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