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    How do you clean your scissors?

    I have a couple of pair of scissors I use for appliqueing. They are gummy. How should I go about getting the fusible web pieces off of them? I don't think I should try anything until someone with knowledge can tell me what to use. I am doing a lot of appliqueing on this quilt and am 1/4 of the way done with cutting the fusible fabric and my scissors need to be cleaned. Any suggestions?
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    I use either Krud Kutter or Goo Gone. Takes all kinds of sticky off and doesn't hurt my scissors. I always use a little soap and dry them real good.

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    Thank you. I was afraid to even put water on them. I think I need to get some of the Krud Kutter or Goo Gone.
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    Waterless hand cleaner or hand sanitizer works well too.
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    I use denatured alchol and a soft rag, or if its really bad finger nail polish remover (oil free) both dry real fast, no chance to rust.

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    I use Goo Gone and then go over them with either Windex or alcohol (whichever I find, first).

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    I would use goo gone. I use it to remove glue from labels.
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    Thank you.
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    Which fusible are you using that's gummy?

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    A used dryer sheet takes melted fusible off an iron. Should work just as well on scissors and with no liquid mess.
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    I use non-stick Fiskars for my fusibles. You would find them in the paper crafting section of stores. i got mine - large and small - at Joanna.

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    WD40 is great for getting rid of gummy stuff and won't harm the scissors at all. Pour a bit on a paper towel, work off the gummy stuff, then wipe any remaining WD40 off with a clean paper towel.

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    WD 40 works just like Goo be Gone!

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    Mr. Clean Erasor does wonders!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider View Post
    A used dryer sheet takes melted fusible off an iron. Should work just as well on scissors and with no liquid mess.
    interesting. how does this work?
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