Protecting and caring for your VELCRO® Brand products will
help maintain their strength and gripping power and extend the life
of the product. This is especially true for apparel closures that
are left exposed for extended periods of time or that are subject
to repeated machine washing and drying.
Cleaning VELCRO® Brand hook surfaces
Over time, the hook surface can pick up lint and other debris
that can affect its ability to grip the loop surface. Cleaning
debris out of the hooks is similar to cleaning hairbrushes:
using a stiff brush or another piece of hook are the best methods.
It can take some doing - after all, the hooks in the tape are made
to grab! The optimal solution is prevention: the hook portion
should be covered at all times, so it does not grab onto anything
it should not — like a blanket or your hair. Always engage the hook
and loop before washing.
Removing VELCRO® Brand adhesive residue
If you peel a VELCRO® brand adhesive-backed product from its surface, some
adhesive residue may remain. We recommend using citrus-based
cleaner to remove any remaining adhesive. There are several
commercially available, as well as a product called Goo Gone®
from Magic American Corporation of Cleveland, OH. For thick
adhesive you may need some elbow grease to get the residue off. We
advise that you spot test any remover before using and always clean
off the surface after using any cleaner.