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Old 11-02-2008, 09:46 PM   #1
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Exclamation Quick! Help! How do I get *this* off my iron?

Ok, so I have a situation here at home with my iron. We own a Laurastar steam iron, it cost AUD$1600 approx. and today I got a cloth napkin label stuck to it (so, DH will be so mad if I can't get it off, he's really particular about our 'things' since he paid for it all ). I think it happened because the iron was hot, and although the napkin is 100% cotton and quite able to cope with the heat, the label immediately stuck to it (I shouldn't have put the iron anywhere near the label in the first place of course). So what's now on the iron is a smear of melted black plastic (not sure what the label is made out of, but it's obviously synthetic plastic thread, woven into a label.

I have tried eucalyptus oil, then when that didn't work, I tried baking soda and cleaning vinegar....but that didn't work either .

Help...what can I do??? I *need* to fix it by the time DH gets home from work, because if he suddenly decides to iron his shirts and sees what I've done, well, he really won't be happy at all.

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Old 11-02-2008, 09:48 PM   #2
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I think if you get the iron hot and keep "wiping" it on maybe an old towel it will all come off. Hopefully?!!! Once the iron has cooked you might try something called Goo Gone, if you have it. Or just hot soap and water.
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Old 11-02-2008, 09:52 PM   #3
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Thanks kitchenelf, I'll try those options and see how I go. Can't do it right now as the iron is in DS's room and he's asleep right now.
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Old 11-02-2008, 09:55 PM   #4
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If that doesn't work, get it hot and try a razor blade. Goo Gone is a great product though so if you have that there then it should work like a charm.
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Old 11-02-2008, 10:05 PM   #5
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Thanks GB, that sounds good too. I'm in Australia, and I haven't heard of Goo Gone...but that doesn't necessarily mean that we don't have it (I hope), but I've never seen it. I might have to see if there's an equivalent if we don't have it here.
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Just be very careful with that razor blade Sparkly - you don't want to scratch the finish.

I really think heating the iron and rubbing it on a rough old towel will do the trick. Don't just "iron" and rub all around and smear in areas that are already clean - more or less "wipe" it away from the glued on mess to the nearest side of your iron (did that make ANY sense?) Then some hot soapy water should do the trick. Also, Windex might work.
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try the cig. lighter fuel. if not then fingernail polish remover . i would't use anything that might scratch it. don't do either of the things i suggested while iron is hot. good luck.
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Okey dokey, so whilst it's still cold I'll try nailpolish remover (don't smoke, so can't try the cig. lighter fuel), then if that doesn't work I'll heat it up and try a towel. Or soapy water or Windex.

Thanks so much for the suggestions, keep 'em coming
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try the cig. lighter fuel. if not then fingernail polish remover . i would't use anything that might scratch it. don't do either of the things i suggested while iron is hot. good luck.
Perhaps mineral turps if the above doesn't work
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Perhaps mineral turps if the above doesn't work
If everything else fails, then I could try that too, but we don't have any here so I'd just have to go get some at the hardware store down the street.

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