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    Glue-stained shirt

    If this is in the wrong place, I hope someone in charge will move it.

    I'm working on a cutting board, following Vaughn's tutorial on 3-D boards. Yesterday, wanting to glue one more set of strips before I went out for the day, I got some Titebond II on a good cotton T-shirt, and didn't notice 'til it hardened.

    Tried some Shout on it, with no success. Does anyone know how to deal with this issue, short of adding the shirt to the workclothes drawer?

    Thanks, Tony
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    Tony, try working the glue out with white vinegar. I've had success doing it that way, but it took a bit of scrubbing.
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    would heating the area up with a hair dryer soften the old glue enough to possible help in the removal of it from the cloth?
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    I asked my wife. Big mistake I've heard all the complaining I can take in one day about ruined shirts and pants
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    Is Titebond II a PVA glue? If so, alcohol should remove it. I emailed Titebond and we'll see what they say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Soby View Post
    According to the MSDS for this it is Methyl Cellulose and Acetic acid. In other word vinegar in a cellulose carrier to make a paste. Rather than give them 10 bucks, I'd go get a jug of vinegar and experiment. Worst thing that can happen is the shirt goes in the rag bag.

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    Sorry Tony, no help from me, though I will be watching this in hopes of learning something.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Gibson View Post
    I asked my wife. Big mistake I've heard all the complaining I can take in one day about ruined shirts and pants
    no complaining from my better half...she gave up years ago and now buys me the 2 for $5 T's when they're on sale a Kaymarts or wallyworld...She can be a smarty-pants too...one time she caught me wearing a new shirt in the shop, and she began with the usual questions as in "whatcha working on"? "who's it for, anyone I know"? and at the same time, unbeknownst to me, she put some glue on her hand, walked up to me{with her hand hidden} and said..."here let me help you", well...I'm sure you can guess what she did with her hand....yeah she got me good, but I got her right back...I told her that was 'staining glue' and she'd be sporting it for weeks as it doesn't wash off never a dull moment

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    I also buy teeshirts by the dozen for 3 bucks a pop online and dont worry about glue stains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Newby View Post
    According to the MSDS for this it is Methyl Cellulose and Acetic acid. In other word vinegar in a cellulose carrier to make a paste. Rather than give them 10 bucks, I'd go get a jug of vinegar and experiment. Worst thing that can happen is the shirt goes in the rag bag.
    Yep...let it soak a bit to soften the glue a bit, then scrub with a brush. Or at least that's how it worked for me.
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