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Q: Hairspray. I clean for a Beauty Salon and there is a sticky residue on the Vinyl chairs the hair dresser uses to fix peoples hair. I've tried several cleaners and nothing works. Does anybody have any Ideas? Thanks. -- Kathi Conrad Reply  (Ref:0628)

A: Sticky residue on chairs at hair salon    You might not be able to remove this "residue" as it could be the actual plastic finish has decomposed and there is nothing  left to clean. BUT here is something that might work if the vinyl finish on the chair is still intact. Try using a product called "Goof-Off" available at Walmart or Home Depot or any hardware store. Use it GENTLY. --  Reply  04/01/2005

Q: Velcro Is there some way to revitalize Velcro fasteners, like those found on shoes? I am afraid to comb them unless I know it will work. The shoes are still good and comfortable. Thank you -- Reply (Mitzi Heuer) (Ref:0286)

A: Revitalizing Velcro    The only way I know how is to take a pair of tweezers and patiently (while watching TV) pull out the fuzz -- Rob Glory Comment  04/01/2005

Q: Dying Bleach Stains  How can you cover up the bleach "stains" on clothing? A friend has 2 sweaters, and a sweatshirt that have been damaged by bleach. They are small but noticeable spots. 2 are blue and the other is red. They are not solid colored items, so I need to know how to "spot" dye. Thank You. Reply  (Donna Turner) (Ref:0450)

Answer Bleach Stains.  I got yellow stains on my white canvas tennis shoes by trying to bleach them to remove dirt. I was able to remove the yellow bleach stains by soaking the shoes in a solution of 1/2 cup cream of tartar (I bought it from a store that sells bulk spices) and 1 quart of hot (almost boiling) water. The tip I read said to soak for 30 minutes, but it took 1-1/2 hours for my shoes. --TD Pitts    10/07/2004
Note this will probably only work for white items with yellow stains caused by chlorine bleach. - Ed 

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