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October 19, 2011 7:37 PM Subscribe
I did a Dumb Thing. Involving an iron. And some carpet. Please help!
posted by phunniemee to grab bag (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
As I was heading out the door earlier today, I noticed that the skirt I was wearing had a wicked butt wrinkle. I didn't have time to get the ironing board all set up, so figured I'd just spread it out on the floor (I always try to do the classy thing) and give it a quick press. So far so good.
Anyway, as the iron's heating up, I look down and notice that there's something smudged on the surface. I don't want it to rub off on my skirt, and I don't want to touch the hot iron to get it off, so I BRILLIANTLY decide, "oh, hey, I'll just give it a quick swipe on this floor here to rub off whatever this gunk is."
Well, I forgot that the carpet is synthetic fiber, and I melted some carpet (nylon? olefin? no idea) all over the face of the iron. Thankfully the carpet is OK. The iron, however, is not. (I also had to walk out of the house with a huge butt wrinkle, which was just awesome.)
Now that the iron is cool, how do I get this crap off? It's sliiightly tacky, patterned with a delightful berber weave, and covering the whole damn thing. I'm considering goo gone, but I think it's flammable. If I use goo gone, will the iron explode the next time I go to use it? Any other ideas? (And what if goo gone doesn't work?)
(I should add that it's not even my iron, which makes this extra fun. Please don't tell me to just buy a new iron. I will do that as a last resort.)