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Thread: Eeek! Black stuff on my new iron! How do I get it OFF??

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    Super Member Moonpi's Avatar
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    I have a feeling the faux suede may have started melting. I use the brown bag, no steam, and sprinkle salt on it as a gentle abrasive.

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    Should the faux suede have a lower setting? Actually I was ironing the paper rather than the fabric. BUT that's not to say I didn't touch it.

    If I made a list of everything that could have gone wrong with this project, I'd doing well to have hit every one of them. And I'm not done yet. :shock: :|

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonpi
    I have a feeling the faux suede may have started melting. I use the brown bag, no steam, and sprinkle salt on it as a gentle abrasive.
    I do this too,if it's not to bad I use a dryer sheet. Makes your ironing board smell good too.

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    I've always used a little salt sprinkled on a piece of waxed paper (much like the inside of a brown paper
    bag :-)>> !)

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    I buy "Iron Off" by Dritz at my Joann's store and it works well, however do it outside or it will set off your smoke alarm. Ask me how I know LOL

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    What do you use to clean off starch build up on your iron?

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    It WORKED!! My new sleek iron is BACK!! I found a short paper bag and cut it open--ran the hot iron on that and most of the black stuff came off. There was some other clear stuff on there that didn't, so I added the salt. That worked every better, but there was still a little sticky place, so I ironed a dryer sheet and WOW!!!

    THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-D :-D :-D :-D

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    Isn't it great when our advice works. Love this board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flybreit
    I've always used a little salt sprinkled on a piece of waxed paper (much like the inside of a brown paper
    bag :-)>> !)
    I also used the salt on the hot iron when one of my students placed the fusible web fusible side up and ironed.

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    I just did the same exact thing!! Except I even went a step further, I got fusible stuck all over my ironing board cover. Purchased Iron-Off for iron worked really well. Tired of old ironing board cover any way bought a new one with quilting rulers on it. Found out it doesn't pay to do something with a head cold. Brains just don't work well.

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