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Thread: Help! Adhesive on my iron!

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    Help! Adhesive on my iron!

    I just got freezer paper adhesive on my hobbico applique iron.... Any suggestions on easy removal of the adhesive? I don't want to ruin the non-stick surface... Thanks!

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    Iron Off works great. You can get it at JoAnn's, WalMart, etc. You can also try just reheating the iron, laying an old towel across the ironing board so it hangs over the edge, then run the iron down over the edge of the ironing board like you scrape off your shoes on a step. Repeat on a clean place on the towel until the iron is clean.

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    See sharon schambers you tube on this subject. A soaking wet magic eraser and a hot iron. Works perfectly.

    http://m.youtube.com/?reload=4&rdm=m...?v=qeY9nydiILM

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    Quote Originally Posted by snipforfun View Post
    See sharon schambers you tube on this subject. A soaking wet magic eraser and a hot iron. Works perfectly.
    My suggestion also!
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    Thanks! I'm off to try the magic eraser!

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    It worked perfectly! Thanks so much!

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    We've all been there! Who hasn't gotten fusible, freezer paper, plastic bag or carpet fibers (Yep, dropped the hot iron on the floor! Gave the carpet a lovely design!) on their iron once or twice?
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    When I was a teenager, my mother, running late for work one morning, was furiously ironing her uniform. Back then there were no coatings on the iron plate, so you would run the iron over wax paper to make it slick. Mother grabbed up a bread bag as she had done so many times before to use the waxed coating, and it was one of those new fangled plastic bags. Well, that sucker melted all over the iron, making the biggest mess you can imagine. Her yelling woke me up. I had the pleasure of cleaning it off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanAmysMom View Post
    I just got freezer paper adhesive on my hobbico applique iron.... Any suggestions on easy removal of the adhesive? I don't want to ruin the non-stick surface... Thanks!

    If it's a non stick iron why is there something stuck to it?

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    I use goo gone, you can get it at Walmart.

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    The easiest way is to simply heat the iron and rub it over a used dryer sheet. Works every time for me.
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    Thank you for the link to the video - I did it with mine (not really a specific icky - but more like build up) and it worked GREAT!!! Glad it worked for others too.
    Carrie, Queen of the Seam Rippers!

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    For next time, if you don't have a special cleaner handy, try this. Sprinkle some salt on a brown paper bag and iron it. Do this a couple times, and you will find it cleans all the goop off your iron:-)

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    I do a lot of machine fusible applique and I am always getting it on my iron so I have used Snippers and Snipforfuns suggestions and they both work real good.

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    I've also heard you can use dryer sheets.

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    Use a new fabric softner sheet. Either iron back and forth over it with a warm iron, or just use it to scrub off the adhesive. It works for me everytime.
    Karen from Appleton, Wisconsin

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    Ironing on a dryer sheet also will remove stickies.

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