Why has the nozzle on my Camelbak bottle turned pink?

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pedalsheep
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Re: Why has the nozzle on my Camelbak bottle turned pink?

Postby pedalsheep » 31 May 2019, 2:11pm

Well I've pulled all the bits apart and soaked them in Milton for 24 hours (I had previously done this in Steradent a week or so ago). It's still pink! It should have killed any nasties though. I think it may be just discoloration by UV or something similar. It's used and washed daily and I've never had an issue with the many other bottles I've used over the years.
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Re: Why has the nozzle on my Camelbak bottle turned pink?

Postby mercalia » 31 May 2019, 8:42pm

bleach?

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Re: Why has the nozzle on my Camelbak bottle turned pink?

Postby Brucey » 31 May 2019, 8:50pm

I think the discoloration arises in the same way as (say) mildew marks all kinds of things. What is slightly weird is that some apparently 100% dense plastics seem to take up the discoloration on a near-permanent basis. Killing the bugs and living with the discoloration seems to be the path of least resistance.

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Re: Why has the nozzle on my Camelbak bottle turned pink?

Postby JohnW » 31 May 2019, 9:14pm

I think that I'd throw it away and buy a new SiS bottle to replace it. Cheaper than spending time on the internet!

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Re: Why has the nozzle on my Camelbak bottle turned pink?

Postby RickH » 31 May 2019, 9:45pm

If the bottle is fine you can get a new cap relatively inexpensively - spare nozzles don't seem to be available by themselves (unless I've just not looked hard enough).

With the old design blue nozzles you could get replacements of just the nozzle with a captive cap (aka Mud Cap) to keep out the dirt. The current Mud Cap seems to be just an add-on rather than a whole nozzle.