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How To STRIP A JERSEY 101

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First attempt at stripping a jersey, and I would like some feedback on what to do next, keep going, or stop where I am at and just have the one number I have now removed put back on? I am taking my MIC Adidas Sedin jersey and want to turn it into a #6 Boeser jersey. By looking at how the jersey looks now with the one #3 removed, am I in good shape to to keep going with this one, or should I stop now and have another #3 reattached? Sorry if this a dumb question, first time doing this, and don't want to mess up this beauty of a jersey. At this point, would that residue that is there where the #3 was just come off with my hand held steamer, or would I need to get the Goo B Gone or something like that to proceed?

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I’m not an expert at glue removal so I’ll keave that to others. But how does the material look after the strip? 

You’re the first guy I’ve seen stripping one, so I’m very curious as to how it went. A close-up of the area where the 3 was removed would be awesome as well.

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Looks like a little residue acetone will take care off.  Lots of posts on here about what technique to use with acetone.  

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22 hours ago, TheBZ said:

I just stripped a 2.0 where the nameplate was pretty glued/pressed on. I had to remove all the stitching and slowly pull up from the corners to get it started. Luckily it came off fine but left some residue which I need to clean off still. Would heating it up first with an iron help loosen the glue? 

I have found that a little heat from an iron will definitely loosen the adhesive, but it tends to end up leaving more residue on the jersey for some reason.  I had better results using a hair dryer and peeling with the air flowing over the twill.

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Acetone and a dry cleaning will make it look like new. That’s what I’ve done to countless jerseys I’ve stripped and they come out practically mint. 

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30 minutes ago, jsh139 said:

I have found that a little heat from an iron will definitely loosen the adhesive, but it tends to end up leaving more residue on the jersey for some reason.  I had better results using a hair dryer and peeling with the air flowing over the twill.

Oooh good idea.

27 minutes ago, thebiggoalie said:

Acetone and a dry cleaning will make it look like new. That’s what I’ve done to countless jerseys I’ve stripped and they come out practically mint. 

I've used acetone once and had great results as well, though I didn't have to get off any really gluey spots.

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Finished the jersey up as best as I could. There is still a faint outline where the back numbers and name bar were, but the side numbers and the Captain’s C both look clean. I used both goof off and Acetone to try and clean up the back, but this was as best as I could get it. Any suggestions to make it a bit cleaner, or does this appear to be as good as it will get?

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2 minutes ago, furiousd said:

Light steam iron will relax the fabric and reduce the outlines. I find it helps me locate glue I may have missed.

I don’t have an iron, but I have a handheld steamer, and I’ve used that on it a couple of times. Maybe I’ll let it sit for a while, let it dry completely from the wash, then try again. Can’t hurt I guess....

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On 2018-01-12 at 5:02 PM, furiousd said:

Light steam iron will relax the fabric and reduce the outlines. I find it helps me locate glue I may have missed.

Thanks for the tip. Steamed it with the hand held a few times and voila, came out looking great. The 33 is very faint, I can only really see it because I know it was there.  Taking it in on Monday to have Boeser customization done. 

 

Adidas MIC Canucks Home Jersey

 

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On 12/28/2017 at 3:37 PM, mdwsta4 said:

Suggestions on how to remove a bit of crest that is still stuck to the jersey? Reebok 2.0 air knit if that helps.

Your pickup post reminded me of this question.  How does it not just pluck off, maybe with the help of a little heat or solvent? 

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