I made a rope cleaner by taking a PVC pipe and glueing a piece of astro turf inside. I used the PVC cement you would usually use to mate two pieces of pipe together. On the ends I used the purple primer and the same cement. It dried for about a week before I used it. I hung the rope over my aluminum ladder in my basement next to my dehumidifier. Once it was dry I went to flake it and tie it up to put it away. If felt like it had a waxy film on it and a few spots looked liked they had a dusting of white, really faint. I thought it was strange, for some reason I tasted it and it was bitter.
I then threw it it a pillow case and tried putting it in my washer with a small amount of tide. When it came out it was better but still has a little bit of a waxy feel to it and the bitter taste is still there just not as strong.
Is the rope still fine? Has anyone had this happen before. It's a Sterling rope and this is the first time I've washed it.