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Thread: cleaning adhesive off irons

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    Junior Member judyjo's Avatar
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    Help! I was ironing some wonder under onto my fabric and inadvertently ironed the wrong side. I now have sticky stuff on the iron. :cry: I have tried rubbing the surface with was paper and that took care of some of it but not all. Is there anything else I can do? My iron has a teflon soleplate.

    Thanks in advance!
    judyjo

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    Try ironing dryer sheets.....I've done that to clean my iron...it may not get it all but it works pretty good....don't know how bad yours is but I just had a bit on mine and it took it all off.

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    Thanks Country Quilter!! I KNEW I had read somewhere how to do it but just couldn't come up with it. Maybe I even read it on this site. Anyway...the dryer sheet took most of it off. I'll keep at it.

    Thank you again.
    judyjo

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    I use a little lighter fluid (just a tiny squirt on a cotton ball) on all things sticky that I want to get off of most surfaces judyjo. It works like a charm. Hope you manage to get it off your iron. That makes for a messy time pressing!

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    WD40 takes off lables and stuff, don't know about wonder under, leave your iron on high for a while and it should burn off

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    Good tip kathy. Never tried that. Thanks.

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    I found this youtube video on how to clean your iron . I haven't tried this yet but will pass it on . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeY9nydiILM by Sharon Schamber . Annie

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    I do know hair dressers clean their curling irons from hair spray with windex. I do that and it is magic. Hmm.. wonder if that is true for you.

    Iron must ( ! ) be hot.

    Ell

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    Baby oil on a cotton ball will soften it enough to get off without scratching the teflon sole plate too. Not gonna tell the tale of mine, oops, i mean my friends iron. You know I'd never do that, right? right?


    :oops:

    :roll: well, I'll fess up...I've done it so often I keep a small bottle of baby oil handy, always!

    Sharon

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    I bought a tube of "Iron Off" by Dritz at my local Joann's and it is wonderful for cleaning the soleplate of your iron. I use wonder under all the time so ask me how I know it works. LOL Follow the directions carefully and use it Outside. It does tend to set off smoke alarms if used inside. Marge

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