How do you remove a nylon joging pant material from my iron. Iron was too
hot and the material melted to the iron.
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I agree but my wife bought one of those cheap Walmart best buy irons a
couple of years ago and says its terrific. She dumped her expensive iron.
She even dropped the new iron once and it was fine. Its a definite bargain
and there is no point agonzing over a damaged iron when you can get a
terrific one for $30.
On 18 Apr 2006 07:48:44 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I would do that, except use a metal putty knife for an iron with a
metal bottom, and a plastic putty knife for an iron with a teflon
bottom. If not a putty knife, any stiff plastic (on the flimsy notion
that stiff plastic melts at a hotter temperature than flexible
plastic. Let me know OP if that is true.)
If the putty knife, under 50 cents at the hardware store, melts, you
can sand it back to the original shape a quarter inch shorter.
Maybe the paper towel would work, but don't burn yourself when the
nylon soaks through the paper.
I have been reading this thread with interest and think personally, I
would go out and buy another iron. The methods sound very good,
although you need to be so careful but there is time involved as well
and... a new clothes iron is under $20.
We use an iron for sealing bags of coffee and when they get too gummed
up, we try to clean them, but ultimately go out to Wal-Mart and get a
Just my $.02.
Farmers of pure Kona Coffee
Hey....I worked with a guy who ironed his friggin' undershirts. A bunch of
us were de-shirting after work one day to use the basketball court outside
the office. The guy's undershirt had creases in the sleeves, sharp enough to
slice vegetables with.
You name it, some people think it needs to be ironed. My mother ironed
my father's socks and underwear. I have a friend who thinks her towels
look better ironed. Too much time on her hands, I guess.
Yeah, I wish I had time to iron ... um.... anything. Not that I'd use
that time for ironing even if I did have it. In peace corps I used to
have to iron everything because of the flesh-eating alien parasites
endemic to west africa, but that was a different story.
Let me guess. You use a curling iron. Some people iron their hair on
an ironing board.
"My doctor says I have a malformed public-duty gland
and a natural deficiency in moral fiber, and that I am therefore
excused from saving Universes."
Ha, not in this lifetime! I am one of the rare sisterhood blessed with
naturally curly hair! Now granted, in the '60s, that probably would
have meant an iron and ironing board for me...but in the new millenium,
it means no curling iron :)
Lacquer thinner will desolve nylon, but it must be handled with
caution. It is highy inflameable and vapors are toxic if breathed to
any extent. So ventalation is needed. Use rubber cloves, not plastic
,and cotton cloth or paper towel. So work outside and be very careful.
dispose of waste in a careful manner. There are four common solvents
normally used by the handyman. They Mineral Spirits, Acholol, Lacquer
Thinner and Acetone. Each serves a purpose but should be used with
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