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    Default Doxie coat velcro not sticking together

    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?

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    Sorry I don't know but I'm sure someone else will be able to help you.
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    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

    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

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    You can also use a toothpick and run it thru, sometimes i use my seam ripper and just run it thru the grooves.

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    A darning needle. That sounds good. Thanks Lisa!

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

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    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)
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    Anything small and sharp will do really. Good luck!
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    Good info! I've never known how to "fix" velcro that quits sticking.
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