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Velcro, or hook-and-loop, is a handy, quick fastener that has grown into near ubiquitous use. The hook side engages the loops for a secure grip, but it can also pick up all sorts of lint, hair, and fuzz. How do you get it out without too much trouble?
- Ignore it. If the Velcro still forms a pretty good connection when you press it together, there may be no need to clean. If you don't really spend a lot of time admiring your spotless Velcro, don't bother cleaning it.
- clean a hairbrush.
- tweezers. A fine pair of tweezers can help to pull out fuzz and lint, especially after you have lifted and loosened it with a pin or toothbrush.
- Use a wire cat or dog hairbrush and "comb" through it. An eyebrow comb or other small, fine comb might also serve, if you have one.
- Use the short metal or plastic teeth on the front of a clear tape roll to brush out the Velcro. The tooth length and rigidity are second to none.
- Use an adhesive lint roller to roll across the Velcro. The tape is quite good at removing just about anything from the velcro.
- Use another piece of Velcro (hook part only) to comb the fuzz out.
- washing machine, close the Velcro first, covering up as much of the hook side as possible. It will help keep other items from catching, and it will help keep the Velcro from accumulating fuzz from other items. Don't combine delicate items in the same load with Velcro. Place either the Velcro item or other items in a mesh laundry bag to keep them further separated.
- Always be careful when using pins to clean velcro, as they can slip and stab you.
- Be careful not to bend the hooks when using a pin or tweezers to clean it. If too many of the hooks become bent the velcro will no longer "stick."
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