that is a shame - i thought they'd send you another reel to compensate.-yeah, but i think it might have been a batch of string reels
-almost seemed like they forgot to add the final coat to the string, to lock in the blue pigment,, ??
-i emailed bt10nis to report issue, they just acknowledged the problem and nothing beyond that
i have 2 reels of the blue and not had issues like yours, but the first reel of the purple was abit sticky but i don't remember the coating came off in the end... well, no one has complained yet.. so donno. lol