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Removing buildup on flat iron??

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Does anyone know how to remove build up on a flat iron? It's like product baked on to the side?

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imaclothes­hog1309032916.36322298 PostsRegistered 2/12/2006

Try rubbing alcohol.

If that doesn't work, get some Goo Gone at Walmart and wet a paper towel with it and wipe it off with that, it should come off. Goo Gone removes everything.

Then just be sure to wipe it down with a damp (with water) paper towel and dry before you use the flatiron.

Last edited on 6/25/2011

Last edited on 6/25/2011

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Dattie1309036495.157452 PostsRegistered 12/1/2007Originally from the "Buckeye" state, Ohio. Alabama.

I have the same problem.

Jennifer

lowmainten­ancegal1309036767.48931 PostsRegistered 9/3/2007

Turn on your flat iron and get it good and hot.

Get an old washcloth that you can relegate for this purpose in the future. Wet the washcloth and wring out the excess water REALLY WELL.

VERY IMPORTANT: UNPLUG your flat iron after it's good and hot.

Then take the wet but wrung out wash cloth and scrub the buildup off. It comes off really well when the buildup is hot or warmed up and I do it over the sink so the buildup(which is just hair product) goes down the drain. You may have have to heat up and unplug the flat iron a few times to get it all, as the gunk doesn't come off as easily after it cools.

Just make sure to UNPLUG the flat iron first when you use the wet wash cloth against it.

nailgirlxo­xo1309036928.623302 PostsRegistered 2/1/2008

Thanks for the suggestions!!

@Dattie- isnt it a pain!! I end up buying a new iron after a while because i think its gross!!

Dattie1309127490.5437452 PostsRegistered 12/1/2007Originally from the "Buckeye" state, Ohio. Alabama.
On 6/25/2011 nailgirlxoxo said:

Thanks for the suggestions!!

@Dattie- isnt it a pain!! I end up buying a new iron after a while because i think its gross!!

Hi, lol, mine has the Sally's color pencil built up. I can't afford a new one though. It would just happen to the new one also.

Jennifer

Dharma_Ini­tiative1309128557.8634147 PostsRegistered 7/16/2007

I use a product from Sally's called DISSOLVE. It's a pink concentrate that you mix with water. Great for taking off sticky hairspray residue, etc. from doors, floors, hot irons, whatever. Comes right off. You might have to ask for it, my Sally's keeps it behind the counter.

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