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Thread: Cleaning an Iron

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    How do you clean an iron when you get wonder under fusible web on it?

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    Let it cool, you can put salt on a brown paper bag and iron over it. Also I have good luck with ironing over a dryer sheet. Makes your ironing board smell good too.

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    There is an iron cleaner you can by at Bed Bath and Beyond, it is great.

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    I've heard of people using all kinds of crazy stuff for removal of fusible web. While I've not had a major meltdowns (sorry, couldn't resist), using scraps seems to work for me. I just heat the iron up on high since mine has to be set at a medium setting for heat n bond and once it's really warm, I run it back and forth over spare freebie pile fabric until I get it all off.

    Hope this helps, RETRO

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    This is the iron cleaner I use, it seems to remove anything that gets stuck to the sole plate. Hope this helps.

    http://www.thefind.com/appliances/in...t-iron-cleaner

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    Thanks for the info! :mrgreen:

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    I use a used fabric softner sheet. Lay it on your ironing board and rub your hot iron over it several times. Works great!

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    I use the Mr. Clean sponges. Wet it, lay it on a towel, run your iron over it. Clean as a whistle whether the iron is hot or cold.

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    To clean metal surfaces of melted on "substances" I use Pig Snot Chrome Cleaner... Yep you read right. This is a wonderful polish I first became familiar when I had an unfortunate incident between a black shopping bag and my hot motorcycle pipes. wound up with an unsightly glob on my chrome.
    Went to Bike aftermarket shop and was handed a small "pot" of this magic substance. you just put a small dab on a soft cloth... I use a piece of an old sweatshirt. and VOILA!! it takes that stuff right off.. It's also good for the chrome on you car and will even "correct" rust on chrome with little effort . You can find it online.. just google "Pig Snot."

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    I tried the salt on an old tea towel and it worked a treat. All the gunge came off.

    Elle

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