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Thread: Make my machine insert more slippery

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    Make my machine insert more slippery

    Well, I have my new sewing cabinet and yesterday the acrylic insert arrived. It is great! However the insert is sort of 'grabby' and the fabric doesn't slide well. I looked on the sew steady site for suggestions; they sell a small container of paste/wax for $10 plus shipping. Sort of pricey I think and besides I want it now - not next week. I know, I shouldn't be so impatient. However, I am betting someone on the board will know something I can use to make the insert slippery. Thanks!

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    get some spray on silicone, just don't get in on the floor!! spray it on rub it down and it will be super slick
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    RainX is like a soft liquid wax... I used to use it on my glass showers when I lived in California and water would just bead down. I bet it would work great on your sewing surface.
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    car wax - it works

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    I vote for car wax, the paste kind, rub it on, let it glaze over and polish it off. Works great for me, I wax my table tops a couple of times a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sassysews2 View Post
    I vote for car wax, the paste kind, rub it on, let it glaze over and polish it off. Works great for me, I wax my table tops a couple of times a year.
    Going to try this on a test insert for my 401 cabinet.

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    I use the "fabric friendly" silicone, got it at Hancock's, works fabulous and I agree with patski, definitely don't get it on the floor, or you'll go flying.

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    I think I will try the car wax. Thanks for the suggestion. I will get some and try it. I do have a question about rain.. X. If I use it on my shower glass, do I need to worry about getting it on the floor? Will it make the floor slippery?

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    Just one quick ? Is there by any chance a plastic film on it to protect the acrylic? Mine a a film on it that just peels off. Sometimes it is hard to tell if it is there. Check for this and if not, I would go with the car wax. I have found that silicone just contaminates everything.
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    Seems there is a RainX product specific for shower doors. https://www.rainx.com/product/for-th.../#.VpJI6K9OKrU

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    this is what i have used for several years now and it is GREAT... no more mold in corners.. no spots on the shower curtain..........

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    1 cup hydrogen peroxide
    6 drops blue Dawn dish liquid
    2 capful Jet dry
    Mix with water to fill a quart spray bottle.
    Spray and squeegee or wipe.
    The peroxide will help prevent mildew on your shower curtains too.

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    The acrylic table on my Janome 8900 is not as slick as I'd like. I hadn't thought of car wax, but it makes a lot of sense as it dries really hard. Thanks for the info.

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    FREE! Mine was like that and at a retreat one of the ladies fixed it. She took new unwashed fabric and polished my acrylic table! NO more stickies. It was as slick as can be. If I think it is not slick enough at times I polish it again. WORKED!

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    Nope, no plastic film on the insert; I checked. And I am going to try the unwashed fabric suggestion. I always have plenty of that around.

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