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Old 09-19-2011, 12:54 PM   #1
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How to refresh velcro...

I got some well-loved BG 4.0s from CottonBabies clearance; while most of them are in great condition there are a few that aren't...
I put one on him earlier today and lets just say we are lucky that he was wearing a onsie
The tabs seem ok, but I was looking at the belly panel and it's really needs a refresher.

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I'd like to know too:-)
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i know as a nurse, that the velcro on my bp cuff gets, well so to speak, not sticky. only think i know to do is use something sharp or pointed to pick the fuzzies out of it. i don't know if a dry toothbrush would get some of it out.....
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Here is a great tutorial I found:0)
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Old 09-19-2011, 04:04 PM   #5
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Re: How to refresh velcro...

I usually just sit while watching tv and pic the fuzz out with my fingers. It can be hard on your fingers if they are really bad, but I don't use any tools or anything...just the good ole fingers!
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Here is a great tutorial I found:0)
http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/...d.php?t=552983
Oh my... wow - I can't sew so this worries me tremendously. I guess I'll pull out an old toothbrush and see what I can do.

I'll pulled lint out of the hook part, but the loop on the front is where my problem is. I'm really curious what the mom who had these diapers did to them; none of mine look that way.
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Re: How to refresh velcro...

Cottonbabies recommends throwing them in the dryer. Something about the heat helping the hook and loop re curl or something. I have done it and it works for a little while. Worth a try maybe?

My tabs aren't as sticky as they used to be. How can I solve this problem?
First check for lint in your tabs. You can clean it out with a pin or a fine tooth comb. If it isn't lint, the hooks may have relaxed. This happens over time when you exclusively line dry. Wash your diaper and then dry it in the dryer on warm heat. Be sure to let the diaper cool completely before using. This causes the hooks to recontract and become "sticky" again.


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Old 09-20-2011, 03:14 PM   #8
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Re: How to refresh velcro...

Take a fine tooth comb (I use my teasing comb) and just brush the stuff out of the sticky side. I'm trying to see if I can shave down the fuzzies off the soft part to refresh it. My mom is a professional seamstress, so I'm going to call her
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Re: How to refresh velcro...

Okay, so an update. I tried shaving the soft side, to clean it up, and it worked great. I just let it hover a bit over the base of the loop so it just got the stretched out and pilly junk, but didn't shave off the base that it needs to catch onto. Imagine you're pruning a bush. You still want it to be bushy, but all that junk that's poking out the sides and over the top needs to go. That's what you do with the clippers. I used my husband's clippers that he uses to shave his head. It took me all of 15 seconds.
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