Bib Hanger and Melted Theraband
I had noticed this before but wasn’t sure of the connection until now. I store my Starter in the box it came in. Usually I’d put my strip of Theraband in the bottom with my cloth wrap between it and the hanger. A few times, especially after not using the hanger for a few months, the Thera felt slick and oily. After a good scrubbing with dish soap it was good to go.
I stopped hanging quite a while ago. I don’t even remember exactly when. Probably at least a year. I stored my hanger in the box as usual. Months later I took out the cloth wrap. The Thera sat in contact with the hanger for a long time. Today I looked in the hanger box. The Theraband was extremely oily, and the part of it in direct contact with the hanger had dissolved into a puddle of goo.
The box had been stored inside between 65 and 80 degrees away from any heat source. The melted blob was in contact with the hanger’s bottom skid, not the gel liner. However, I suspect outgassing from the liner is responsible. The protective plastic bead on the end of the top screw (only when new — they always quickly fall off) has occasionally been melted after being left in contact with the gel.
Don’t store Theraband or plastic parts in the box with your hanger.