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

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    I was ironing fusible webbing onto faux suade. I don't know what caused the gunk--but my brand new smooth as silk iron has black stuff on the bottom--esp at the point. What happened? How do I get it off? A damp paper towel isn't working. :|

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    My best guess is you got some of the fusible on it. There is some iron cleaner you can get (don't remember the name of it) especially for this, or when it is cool use Goo-Gone, then clean really well to take the oily residue off.

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    I was told Magic Eraser will take it off. Doesn't matter if iron is hot or cold.

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    Be sure to let us know what you used!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachlady
    Be sure to let us know what you used!
    I was thinking the same thing!

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    Rub your hot (no steam) iron on a few used dryer sheets, it should come off.

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    Cut open a brown paper grocery bag and lay it inside out on your ironing board, turn the iron to hot, no steam, when it gets hot iron the bag until the iron is clean. 8-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marjpf
    My best guess is you got some of the fusible on it. There is some iron cleaner you can get (don't remember the name of it) especially for this, or when it is cool use Goo-Gone, then clean really well to take the oily residue off.
    Might it be HOT Iron Cleaner made by Faultless?
    My mom owns a laundry business and she buys this stuff by the case. lol

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    Someone on another thread suggested rubbing alcohol. Worked like a charm for me.

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    Oh boy--I can't wait to try some of these ideas. I was just delighted with how smooth it went over fabric... and now this! Bah!

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