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AnnaThompson Offline
#1 Posted : Sunday, October 24, 2010 2:40:51 PM(UTC)
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Hi all
I recently purchased and started using new mats on my expression. I had cut 2 or 3 other pages in black and green, but after cutting the next page of red, my mat remains covered in red 'fluff'. I did cut a moderately intricate design from the nursery rhyme cart, so of course there will be more 'bits'
The mat has really lost a lot of its stick seeing as it is a new mat.
Any suggestions on how to 'clean' this excess fluff off? I have read that some people use baby wipes to clean their mats, but I was a bit hesitant as I have used these to get rid of sticky glue residue off scissors etc so was worried about losing the stick off my mat.
Thanks for your help
AnnaConfused
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#2 Posted : Sunday, October 24, 2010 4:13:50 PM(UTC)
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You should try using an old credit/gift card as a scraper. I know they sell a tool kit with a scraper in it but I find the old credit card works . It's good to know that I still can use a cc even if it has expired or I have reached the limitLOL LOL .
I also wash my mats with dish detergent and scrub it with the nylon pad then let dry over night. Remember to season your new mat so your paper doesn't get stuck on it.
Hope that helps.
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#3 Posted : Sunday, October 24, 2010 4:59:00 PM(UTC)
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I use baby wipes on my mats to clean them after using them and they are stickier after I do this than before. You just have to wait until the mat dries and then put the plastic protective cover back over it.
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#4 Posted : Wednesday, October 27, 2010 9:16:00 PM(UTC)
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Thanks Gina, I have used the cricut scraper to get the majority of stuff off, but it is still covered in a layer of 'fluff', but thanks for the CC tip. Cathy, I will try the baby wipes and see how I go. Thanks!
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#5 Posted : Monday, November 08, 2010 11:18:41 AM(UTC)
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Any special kind of baby wipe? And does it stick after or do you need to put a glue on it again?
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#6 Posted : Monday, November 08, 2010 11:33:10 AM(UTC)
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BigGrin You can also use a lint brush the sticky kind at the dollar store. I find it works well also. I also use the Tim Holtz ruler across the mat with the metal edge.
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#7 Posted : Monday, November 08, 2010 2:12:05 PM(UTC)
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GinaMcEvoy wrote:
You should try using an old credit/gift card as a scraper. I know they sell a tool kit with a scraper in it but I find the old credit card works . It's good to know that I still can use a cc even if it has expired or I have reached the limitLOL LOL .
I also wash my mats with dish detergent and scrub it with the nylon pad then let dry over night. Remember to season your new mat so your paper doesn't get stuck on it.
Hope that helps.




Season new mats? Whats this? Cause I am having a HARD time removing paper from my new mat... its actual ruined a few images I cut. Will this seasoning help?
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#8 Posted : Monday, November 08, 2010 2:37:40 PM(UTC)
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I have read that some people "pat" their hands ALL over the mat. There is a video on You Tube by Cricut Dan. I'll go see if I can find it.

Found it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoRfC9A8yCA

HTH

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#9 Posted : Thursday, November 11, 2010 3:59:19 PM(UTC)
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I have recently discovered that Un-Du sticker, tape and label remover works great to remove paper and cuts from a new mat. This dries very quickly and once dry the mat is just as sticky as ever.
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#10 Posted : Friday, November 12, 2010 1:01:21 AM(UTC)
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Bazzil fluff is evil. ;) This is how I remove fluffies from my mat. I wash my mat in a mild solution of baby shampoo. I clean it with a soft cloth. I let my mat air dry. It's like new and the sticky is better than ever.
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