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Removing Heat Press Vinyl
« on: August 03, 2010, 12:08:26 PM »
Do they make anything that can remove Heat Press Vinyl after its applied? Like Siser easyweed?

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Re: Removing Heat Press Vinyl
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2010, 12:18:50 PM »
No!!!!! Once it is on it is on.
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Re: Removing Heat Press Vinyl
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2010, 12:28:12 PM »
No!!!!! Once it is on it is on.

Well there once was a liquid that would allow you to remove it called TSaver but it looks as if that place/creator is now gone.

A couple other searches turned this up stuff called Textout as well but dont know if it works
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Re: Removing Heat Press Vinyl
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2010, 12:38:47 PM »
I have reheated and carefully pulled it off
wife is good at that not me i'm all thumbs
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Re: Removing Heat Press Vinyl
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2010, 12:46:30 PM »
I reheat it and pull it off piece by piece with a pair of tweezers until I have a good grip and then I pull off as much as I can.  You have to do this repeatedly to keep the vinyl heated up.  It only takes off the vinyl, not the sticky stuff on a shirt.  I only do this if I'm reapplying over the spot.

I hope this helps.  I have looked every place for something to use and have tried everything at home depot and lowes as well.  I know that Stahls had some stuff, but if I'm correct it can't be shipped.  You might want to check their site out though.

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Re: Removing Heat Press Vinyl
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2010, 02:11:56 PM »
Last I heard after jerry passed away( the guy that sold coeds t-saver) was hi wife was still selling but had ran out of cans and was looking for a supplier or someone to take over the selling.  I still have some and will be sad when it runs out cause it works great!
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Re: Removing Heat Press Vinyl
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2010, 02:16:27 PM »
one person said they had used Toluene, a paint thinner applied from the back of the garment
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Re: Removing Heat Press Vinyl
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2010, 02:22:23 PM »
There is a very toxic substance called Methylene Chloride which works on the adhesive. You apply from the back, let stand few min after saturating, then slightly stretch the fabric and the vinyl will pop/lift from the garment. You always want to wear gloves/mask when working with this product. It is an Acrylic adhesive but removes the vinyl adhesive. It may leave a white film after it dries that washes away. People say to test on garment first but it's worked on anything I've put it on. I know Laird plastics carries it if you have one local.

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Re: Removing Heat Press Vinyl
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2010, 03:36:15 PM »
There is a very toxic substance called Methylene Chloride which works on the adhesive. You apply from the back, let stand few min after saturating, then slightly stretch the fabric and the vinyl will pop/lift from the garment. You always want to wear gloves/mask when working with this product. It is an Acrylic adhesive but removes the vinyl adhesive. It may leave a white film after it dries that washes away. People say to test on garment first but it's worked on anything I've put it on. I know Laird plastics carries it if you have one local.


I have some of this in my shop, the stuff smells nasty and will eat into certain items, def wear protective clothing and items this is some nasty stuff
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Re: Removing Heat Press Vinyl
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2010, 04:07:13 PM »
I have used a heat gun before to reheat and peel it off. It leaves a ghost area of the adhesive but it worked.

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Re: Removing Heat Press Vinyl
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2010, 06:43:28 AM »
There is a very toxic substance called Methylene Chloride which works on the adhesive. You apply from the back, let stand few min after saturating, then slightly stretch the fabric and the vinyl will pop/lift from the garment. You always want to wear gloves/mask when working with this product. It is an Acrylic adhesive but removes the vinyl adhesive. It may leave a white film after it dries that washes away. People say to test on garment first but it's worked on anything I've put it on. I know Laird plastics carries it if you have one local.


I have some of this in my shop, the stuff smells nasty and will eat into certain items, def wear protective clothing and items this is some nasty stuff

This is what T-saver is.   It is also the main ingredient in non-acetone fingernail polish remover, but not the cheap crap at Walmart.   If you have a hair/nail supply place locally (that will sell to the public), check the ingredients on their polish removers and you should be able to find one that will work.
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Re: Removing Heat Press Vinyl
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2010, 11:17:38 AM »
For those using Methylene Chloride or any rip from it.

When I worked at a comapny who made tube post systems we used it for cleaning the PVC pipes before glued it with Thethra Hydra Furan.

Both are very toxic and after two years working unprotected we suddenly had to use carbon filter airmasks as I complained about the illness it caused me.

MC is a longterm nerve damaging fluid and causes memory problems as main issue.

Only use it with good breath filtering protection.


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Re: Removing Heat Press Vinyl
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2010, 09:54:03 AM »
acetone will do it. the adhesive will stay though.

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Re: Removing Heat Press Vinyl
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2010, 11:09:02 AM »
Thanks for the suggestions everyone..

I goofed on a jersey and have since replaced it for the customer but had this one sitting around I thought about trying to recover.. It's hard for me to throw anything away.
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Re: Removing Heat Press Vinyl
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2010, 11:06:23 AM »
It's a funny story.  I had a whole bunch of shirts that I printed our website on with vinyl.  I decided to test Joto's TrimFree onto the shirts.    I didn't trim the paper and let the paper overlap the vinyl.  When I peeled the paper off, the vinyl came off as well.  It did leave the adhesive on the shirt.  Anyway that's another method i stumbled upon to remove vinyl.