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How to Remove Melted Plastic From Nylon Fabric

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By sfondriest

How to Remove Melted Plastic From Nylon Fabric

My Laundry Question

I have a nylon coat that was dried on too high heat. The zipper melted and there is residue on the coat. I would assume melted plastic. What kind of solvent may be used to take out the residue of the plastic. The zipper has been replaced.

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placed in dryer on high heat and the zipper melted. It melted on the fabric and I want to find a way to get it out. I was wondering if non acetone nail polish would be able to take it out without damaging the fabric.

Lessons Learned

  • Always read care instructions before washing and drying.
  • Fabric Content of Item (if appropriate)

    nylon

    Mary Marlowe Leverette, About.com Laundry & Laundry Rooms, says:

    Melted plastic is very hard to remove from any fabric, but especially nylon. Solvents that will remove the plastic will also destroy the nylon fibers. You can try non-acetone nail polish remover but you should test it on the inside of your coat to be sure it will not harm the nylon fabric.

    I would start with the slow and tedious, but less dangerous, method of ice and a dull knife or plastic scraper. Place ice in a sandwich bag and let it sit on the melted plastic for 5 minutes. Remove and carefully scrape away as much hardened plastic as possible. "Refreeze" and continue to scrape and pick away.

    Good luck!

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