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General Upholstery Questions and Comments => General Discussion => How'd You Do That??? => Topic started by: RandyOnR3 on April 24, 2011, 10:56:21 AM

Title: To Much Guck
Post by: RandyOnR3 on April 24, 2011, 10:56:21 AM
  I do a good amount of custom designs of marine upholstery and when doing the cutouts on the vinyl, I often use an adhesive to glue the vinyl to 1/4 foam and then cut out the project.. befor stitching..
  my roller blade and scissors would get gunked up with the adhesive from cutting..
I found that a couple shots of "409" on the blade before cutting left the blade clean and free of anything..
Title: Re: To Much Guck
Post by: gene on April 24, 2011, 12:10:34 PM
I do furniture upholstery but I sometimes get adhesive on my scissors also. I will give your tip a try.

Another tip: I use Windex to clean any oil off my sewing machine or anything else. It does not leave any residue, evaporates quickly, and with a glass front door, I also use it to clean my door glass and windows.

gene
Title: Re: To Much Guck
Post by: kodydog on April 24, 2011, 02:21:58 PM
Don't have any 409, I wonder if Mean Green would be a close second. I remember my grandma would always grab a can of cigarette lighter fluid to clean anything sticky (gum etc). I keep a can handy. Works great for oily stains on cloth. Just put a couple drops on and blow it through with compressed air. It also works great when I get a little careless with hot glue.
Title: Re: To Much Guck
Post by: Peppy on April 24, 2011, 08:33:22 PM
If the gunk is fresh I squirt a little super slip on the blades and cut through some 1/2" foam or what not. Can't really let it build up for that to work though. Varsol works too.
Title: Re: To Much Guck
Post by: Allan on April 25, 2011, 04:06:13 AM
For those of us downunder

What is 409??

Allan
Title: Re: To Much Guck
Post by: kodydog on April 25, 2011, 07:38:12 PM
Formula 409 is an all purpose house hold cleaner made by Clorox. Very popular in the states.