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InsufferableBratt
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PostSubject: Getting plastic off of iron?   Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:36 pm

So my iron was getting some use today with my wedding quilt blocks. I managed to get 30/120 ready to go for next weekend before it had a little run in with a plastic bag. I refuse to try to do any more blocks until I get this fixed. Sooooo....what's the best way to get plastic off of an iron (besides not getting it on there in the first place)? I've given it some time to cool down and I don't think this is necessarily going to be easy, but I really do need this fixed ASAP so I can get the other 90 blocks ready to go.
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PostSubject: Re: Getting plastic off of iron?   Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:25 pm

you can buy a product for cleaning irons at places like joannes I guess, its sheets and it cleans like nothing else, its called Bo-Nash Iron Clean

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PostSubject: Re: Getting plastic off of iron?   Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:10 pm

Here is an article. It is what i have always heard you do.

http://www.ehow.com/how_4457230_clean-melted-plastic-steam-iron.html

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PostSubject: Re: Getting plastic off of iron?   Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:59 pm

When most of it is off, use those white Mr. Clean Magic Eraser sponges. Get the sponge wet. Put it on a thick layer of towel. Just a hand towel folded works. Get the iron HOT. Rub in on the wet Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Sponge.
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PostSubject: Re: Getting plastic off of iron?   Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:14 pm

I hear that TxMarys way worked perfectly, will have to check that out and look up magic eraser spongers dont think we have them here

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PostSubject: Re: Getting plastic off of iron?   Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:31 pm

You can get then here Gimpy, I have some . They are Chux brand
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PostSubject: Re: Getting plastic off of iron?   Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:38 pm

I guess I never look Henny Penny, I dont buy much in the way of cleaning stuff due to all the chemicals I cant handle so I never look.

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PostSubject: Re: Getting plastic off of iron?   Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:21 pm

The sponges are just sponges. No cleaning chemicals in them.
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PostSubject: Re: Getting plastic off of iron?   Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:26 pm

I'll have to look for the sponges next time I do something as talented as this! I did ruin a spatula using TX Mary's link, but it's fixed and I finished the last of the wedding blocks today.
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PostSubject: Re: Getting plastic off of iron?   Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:02 am

You know, I did wonder about using plastic to remove plastic. Thought it kinda quirky but that is how I have always heard it is done. Glad you got it fixed.

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