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How to dissolve the bond on Heat N Bond

user-158968 | Posted in General Discussion on

Does anyone know whether it’s possible to dissolve or otherwise remove the bond on Heat N Bond, in order to remove items that have been appliqued with it? I’ve ripped out lots and lots of things during my days as a fiber artist, but this is a new one on me. Can anyone help?
Thank you!

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  1. solosmocker | | #1

    I've removed appliqued items with this product by ironing and lifting slowly. It takes some work. Now how to get the stuff off? I don't know other than topping with a larger applique. Good luck.

    1. user-158968 | | #2

      Thank you! Do you remember what heat you had the iron on, and whether or not you used steam?

      1. Teaf5 | | #3

        My current package of HeatnBond says to use a dry iron on the silk setting.  It also mentions that, to remove the residue from the iron, use a fabric softener sheet.  It says NOT to use fabric softener or drycleaning on the fabric, so I'm wondering if those might affect the adhesive enough to remove it, too?  Of course, you should test this out on a sample.

        I've had some success by using a slightly larger piece of scrap cotton fabric, fusing it to the remaining adhesive, and then letting it cool completely. (When impatient, I pop it into the freezer.)  Then I briefly iron the back side of the main fabric and peel off the cooler scrap fabric, which usually pulls off at least some of the adhesive with it.  I've also used a blowdryer on hot setting to warm the adhesive without pressing on it, so that I can scrape it away with an old credit card.  I keep repeating this process; it's not fun, but it eventually works.  Let us know what happens!

        Edited 8/15/2006 10:10 pm ET by Teaf5

        1. user-158968 | | #4

          Thank you!

          1. Teaf5 | | #7

            Let us know what works; I'm sure most of us have been or will be "stuck" in the same situation at least once!

  2. costume lady | | #5

    I have used rubbing alcohol to remove temporary hemming from a store, maybe this will work with heat n bond 

    1. user-158968 | | #6

      Thank you!

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