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Thread: My sewing machine turned Red :-(

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    Senior Member taiboo's Avatar
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    I didn't pre-wash my fabric and last night while i was machine quilting, i noticed a red tint to my machine...any suggestions on how to get that off?

    TIA

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    Have you tried the easy first - sponge & soap? I'd also try one of the Mr Clean or Comet sponges - they seem to clean everything and I don't think they're abrasive.

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    OOPS should do the trick. :thumbup:

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    LOL, haven't tried anything yet, my first instinct was to come running to the boards LOL

    Quote Originally Posted by Karen's Kreations
    Have you tried the easy first - sponge & soap? I'd also try one of the Mr Clean or Comet sponges - they seem to clean everything and I don't think they're abrasive.

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    what is Oops?

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    Alcohol may. Nail polish remover may./Regards, Dorothy

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    Quote Originally Posted by taiboo
    what is Oops?
    I use it all the time.
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    Would you find that at lowes or someplace like walmart/target...I have never seen it

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    Quote Originally Posted by taiboo
    what is Oops?
    I use it all the time.

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    You can get it at WM or just about anywhere. Its a small can, looks huge in the pic. ;)

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    Alcohol worked on mine.

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    lol...i will try soap and water first, then alcohol then if all else fails, i will go get some of that :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by marsye
    You can get it at WM or just about anywhere. Its a small can, looks huge in the pic. ;)

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    I used window cleaner when I got red stain in my dryer from fabric. Took it right off.

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    Ladies, it is a little early to be bringing out the gin! LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam
    Ladies, it is a little early to be bringing out the gin! LOL!
    But it's 5 o'clock somewhere? Or so Alan Jackson/Jimmy Buffet say,lol!!

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    Non abrasive hand cleaner ?

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    Had the same thing happen to me. Used alcohol, worked great, but I wouldn't want to use it very often because they tell me it degrades plastic in the long run.

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    What about vinegar? Just a thought...

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    Maybe Awesome. You can get it at the dollar store.

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    I would try Awesome before Ooops, it is not as harsh :D:D:D

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    How about tying to wipe as much as you can off with a cloth dampened with plain water?

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    did you get it off?

    they say that if you spit on stains, will loosen them up, try it

    really!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    did you get it off?

    they say that if you spit on stains, will loosen them up, try it

    really!!!!
    Saliva is a powerful solvent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taiboo
    I didn't pre-wash my fabric and last night while i was machine quilting, i noticed a red tint to my machine...any suggestions on how to get that off?

    TIA
    maybe its turning into a Janome Horizon!! :lol: :lol:

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    If you can find Fit Vegetable Wash, it will take it off and it's safe. It removed permanent marker from my textured white fridge door. I use that stuff for my kitchen cleaner. And it's wonderful to use to remove all the film from conditioners and soap from your hair. It's so safe you can drink the stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    did you get it off?

    they say that if you spit on stains, will loosen them up, try it

    really!!!!
    Saliva is a powerful solvent.
    Spit has enzymes in it to digest food so it take out a lot of stains.

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