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Cleaning Velcro

Discussion in 'Other Carrying Devices' started by MTFire, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. MTFire

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    I don't know if this is the right place to post the question or not.

    What is the best way to clean out all of the fuzz, lint, junk etc. that gets stuck in Velcro?


    Thanks in advance,

    John
     
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    I would imagine a lint brush or duct tape may be able to grab some of it.
     
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    Lee Valley sells the World's Kindest Nail Brush, for cleaning your nails @ the sink.
    It works good to get embedded velcroCrud loose; then use a shop vac or any vacuum for what remains.
    Last ones I bought were $8.50/dozen....or something ridiculously cheap like that.
    Gave most away as small gifts.

    Best nail brush I've ever used,too.
     
  4. SimpleMan

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    Duct tape works pretty well, just don't over do it. I've forced it too much and had sticky goo in the Velcro afterwards. I'd try rubbing it with another piece of Velcro.
     
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    Old pocket comb
     
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    Wire brush
     
  7. echo63

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    it depends on which side of the velcro - i dont clean the soft loop side, but the rough hook side i use a wire brush that is supposed to be used for pets (its actually my cats brush)
    it does a great job removing lose fur from the cats, and does the same job to the velcro too
     
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    I've used a needle, but it's a little time-consuming.
     
  9. MTFire

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    Thanks for all the great ideas! I was hoping that there was a magical solution but it seems like elbow grease is the answer :)


    John
     
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    Freeze the item in a deep freeze then brush it vigorously when proper cold.
     
  11. chmsam

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    Not all Velcro (or "hook & loop fasteners") are created equal. Be careful since some of them are of lesser strength and therefor need to be treated gently.

    I just pick out the nasty stuff and if needed I use a sticky lint roller.
     
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