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Jen
12-07-2005, 12:43 PM
Tasha's blanket coat's belly strap velcro is not sticking well anymore. Anytime I have to pull her (away from food, etc) it comes unstuck and the coat flies open. Other than that the coat is fine.

Does anyone know a way to get the stray hairs, fibers, etc, out of velcro so its more "sticky" again?

Patt
12-07-2005, 12:45 PM
Sorry I don't know but I'm sure someone else will be able to help you. :)

Lisa
12-07-2005, 02:03 PM
I got this:
Q: My gym bag closes with a strip a velcro and one side of the velcro is full on lint and his bag won't stay closed. What's the trick to getting the lint off velcro so it'll stick again?

A: The best way to clean velcro is with another piece of velcro. Take the rough or hook part and draw it rapidly through the lint-filled side and this will raise the trapped debris which you can pull out with your hands.

from here (http://www.nbc4.com/answerstoaskliz2003/2213793/detail.html)

And I also found this:
Clean the Velcro if necessary by using a darning needle to lift the hair pads and duct tape to remove stragglers.
from here (http://www.horsekeeping.com/horse_tack/winter_blanket_cleaning.htm)

LUVMYGUNNER
12-07-2005, 02:11 PM
You can also use a toothpick and run it thru, sometimes i use my seam ripper and just run it thru the grooves.

Jen
12-07-2005, 02:11 PM
A darning needle. That sounds good. Thanks Lisa!

Shame a doxie tongue won't do it....:rofl: Tasha "cleans" everything else in the apt.

jenfer
12-07-2005, 05:18 PM
i always get grossed out by the hair and stuff that stuck in the velcro of gigi's old coat.

(i guess that's not really offering your help. heehee)

Linus
12-07-2005, 05:21 PM
Anything small and sharp will do really. Good luck!

lotsadox
12-07-2005, 05:24 PM
Good info! I've never known how to "fix" velcro that quits sticking.