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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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On 1/16/2018 at 3:12 PM, furiousd said:

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? 

I'll try applying a blow dryer to it. This last little bit just wants to be a pain.

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I’ve got a white Panarin jersey from Cool Hockey I was looking to strip. Anyone have any experience with stripping Cool Hockey jerseys? I was worried because it’s the first time I’m stripping a jersey and it’s white with black/red numbers. Thanks

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So.... new problem. Has anyone encountered a crest that is completely glued down? I posted in the recent pick ups thread about a 3.0 practice jersey I intended to strip. Unfortunately, every inch of the crest appears to be glued down. I've tried blasting it with steam and an iron hoping to loosen the glue up enough to be able to peel it away, but no go. 

 

You can see the air knit of the jersey through the crest in this image

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Any suggestions? Or would anyone care to make a few bucks and strip it for me? 

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Acetone the back of the crest, it will break down the glue, start on the inside of the jersey directly behind the crest..  You are going to destroy the crest, but since you are trying to remove it anyway, you probably don't care.  It's going to take some time, but it will loosen up.  Once you can get a edge of the crest up, start using the acetone to directly on the patch right where it meets the jersey.  And be patient, it will work, but it will take time.

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1 hour ago, spudrock512 said:

Acetone the back of the crest, it will break down the glue, start on the inside of the jersey directly behind the crest..  You are going to destroy the crest, but since you are trying to remove it anyway, you probably don't care.  It's going to take some time, but it will loosen up.  Once you can get a edge of the crest up, start using the acetone to directly on the patch right where it meets the jersey.  And be patient, it will work, but it will take time.

I've beaten some pretty tough glue using this method.  Keep a steady pull on the crest and use the acetone rag as a wedge between the crest and jersey.  Just don't force it and let the acetone do the work.

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2 hours ago, spudrock512 said:

Acetone the back of the crest, it will break down the glue, start on the inside of the jersey directly behind the crest..  You are going to destroy the crest, but since you are trying to remove it anyway, you probably don't care.  It's going to take some time, but it will loosen up.  Once you can get a edge of the crest up, start using the acetone to directly on the patch right where it meets the jersey.  And be patient, it will work, but it will take time.

 

11 minutes ago, furiousd said:

I've beaten some pretty tough glue using this method.  Keep a steady pull on the crest and use the acetone rag as a wedge between the crest and jersey.  Just don't force it and let the acetone do the work.

 

Acetone is basically nail polish remover, right? So I just dump it all over the back of the crest and let is soak in? How long should I let it soak? 

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1 minute ago, mdwsta4 said:

Acetone is basically nail polish remover, right? So I just dump it all over the back of the crest and let is soak in? How long should I let it soak? 

Never having done this, but having followed the use of acetone on this website, I do not believe the acetone content of commercially available nail polish remover is sufficient to do what you need it to do; you have to get pure acetone from the hardware store. 

But double check that first, as I said, I have never used it. 

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1 minute ago, mfitz804 said:

Never having done this, but having followed the use of acetone on this website, I do not believe the acetone content of commercially available nail polish remover is sufficient to do what you need it to do; you have to get pure acetone from the hardware store. 

But double check that first, as I said, I have never used it. 

Yes, pure acetone from the hardware store is the way to go.

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3 minutes ago, mdwsta4 said:

 

 

Acetone is basically nail polish remover, right? So I just dump it all over the back of the crest and let is soak in? How long should I let it soak? 

Yes, but nail polish remover is sometimes tinted and has other stuff in it.  You want pure acetone. They sell it at any hardware store.  This is the stuff I use:

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Yes folks, Spanish for "acetone" is "acetona"...

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On 2/5/2018 at 1:08 PM, spudrock512 said:

Yes, pure acetone from the hardware store is the way to go.

Picked up some at Home Depot today. Thank you

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Tried finding more info in the thread using the search tool regarding removing an entire crest and not just glue residue using acetone. Didn't find anything.

 

Last night I was pretty much just pouring acetone directly onto the back of the jersey and allowing it to soak through the crest. Did this numerous times allowing the crest and jersey to soak up all the acetone. So far, nothing has budged. Should I be ironing the crest or doing something else to move along the process?

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I've made a couple attempts at using heat to remove numbering, and I didn't like how it turned out.  Maybe my technique was bad, but I felt like that there were spots where it probably re-set the glue and made it harder to remove.

Can you even get an edge up?

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2 hours ago, furiousd said:

I've made a couple attempts at using heat to remove numbering, and I didn't like how it turned out.  Maybe my technique was bad, but I felt like that there were spots where it probably re-set the glue and made it harder to remove.

Can you even get an edge up?

My thoughts as well which is why I haven't tried it.

 

Nope, can't get a single part of the crest removed from the jersey yet. I'm almost to the point where i'm thinking of just soaking overnight the crest in a bucket filled with acetone, but I'm concerned with what that might do to the jersey itself.

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