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

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    Hi. I'm new to the msg board (and to quilting)but thanks to all for the great ways to get the gunk off an iron. My iron is so bad, I may just have to try all of these suggestions. Thanks

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    would never have thought of using a dryer sheet. My new iron has a nothing will stick to it plate and when I got the goo from fusible on it, I just rubbed it with a dry washcloth and it worked like a champ.

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    Use a dryer sheet. Iron should be on cotton and just keep ironing over the dryer sheet.

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    And the dryer sheet really does make everything smell wonderful!

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    i had that once i dont rember what i used to clean it but now i put a plain white piece of paper over what i am fusing then the mess is on the paprer not my iron typing paper workes good
    good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewcrafty
    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.
    You might want to check the grid on the ironing board cover for accuracy before you rely on it. I bought a June Tailor Cushioned Quilter's Square 'n Blocker because it has the grid on it and I thought it would be great for blocking. The grid is off by a lot, so it's worse than useless. Come to think of it, I haven't been impressed by any June Tailor products.

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    I used a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser and it worked pretty well. Went to the fabric store today, though, and bought iron cleaner. Stocked up a bit, too!

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    I use a paper grocery bag. It works great!

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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.
    goo gone works well.

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    brown paper bag w\salt hot iron just run the iron over the salt it will come off. my mother thought me this many years ago

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