"Patch Magic" removal?

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"Patch Magic" removal?

Postby MT's Mom » Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:54 am

Hi All,

How can I get off that yucky "Patch Magic" stuff off a uniform? I think that's what it is called, it's that iron on patch glue stuff. Yuck!!

thanks!

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Re: "Patch Magic" removal?

Postby kwildman » Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:56 pm

you can try "goof off" or "goo gone" i have heard mixed results using these.

<rant> i really wish the scout stores would quit selling patch magic. It doesnt work that good and leaves a big mess. Sewing just isnt that hard. We teach the kids how to sew a button on in one of the cub scout electives we should show them how to sew a patch on. </rant>
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Re: "Patch Magic" removal?

Postby mt_goodrich » Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:15 pm

I haven't heard of anyone having much luck.

I have one shirt that I used it on. Went to remove and not good. Ended up leaving on. That shirt is my "I have to wear a Field Uniform but don't care if it gets ruined" shirt.

I have the new uniform shirt and my Venturing shirt. I can't sew so I had someone do it for me....and it looks good too.
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Re: "Patch Magic" removal?

Postby RWSmith » Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:33 pm

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Re: "Patch Magic" removal?

Postby Quailman » Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:47 pm

Try BOGO.
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This stands for buy one, get one (free) at the scout shop. I used that stuff on my son's first cub scout shirt and ended up buying a new one when I couldn't clean up that one.
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Re: "Patch Magic" removal?

Postby kwildman » Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:36 pm



Goof Off! What do i win?
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Re: "Patch Magic" removal?

Postby AquilaNegra2 » Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:51 pm

Ugh. That stuff should be verboten. The only thing that takes it off is denatured alcohol.
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Re: "Patch Magic" removal?

Postby Billiken » Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:59 am

I had to remove the troop numerals from one of my uniform shirts (becoming District Chairman).
(I sew on all patches but use a small amount of BadgeMagic to line up patches for sewing, especially on sleeves where its tough on get exact centering/alignment.)

Anyway, I followed the instructions on the BadgeMagic websire using Goo Gone.
It took off the "sticky residue".
Left a slightly darker colored square (maybe 1" sq.) on the Suplex Nylon BSA shirt sleeve.
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Re: "Patch Magic" removal?

Postby smtroop168 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:31 am

Billiken wrote:I had to remove the troop numerals from one of my uniform shirts (becoming District Chairman).
(I sew on all patches but use a small amount of BadgeMagic to line up patches for sewing, especially on sleeves where its tough on get exact centering/alignment.)

Anyway, I followed the instructions on the BadgeMagic websire using Goo Gone.
It took off the "sticky residue".
Left a slightly darker colored square (maybe 1" sq.) on the Suplex Nylon BSA shirt sleeve.


District Chairman. Adding an hour a week are you? :)

Next time you'll align your patches with a stapler. :lol: :lol:
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Re: "Patch Magic" removal?

Postby razor_strop » Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:56 am

I have a lot of luck aligning patches with a strip of masking tape across a portion of the patch before sewing. I (machine) sew the untaped portion to secure the patch, stop and remove the tape, then finish sewing the patch.
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