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Old 06-06-2014, 05:30 PM
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I am quite happy with my Silhouette SD, have had it about 3 1/2 years now. Its got a lot of use. Learned how to use the Print and cut images, and the sketch pens as well, its fun.. I have not tried cutting vinyl yet, keep meaning too. Also have their fabric interfacing here that have not played with yet. I did order the new rotary blade and am using it now and like it well. The cutting mats I have been able to revive by washing and letting air dry. Was surprised it works!
This model is not being produced anymore though. The Cameo will be my next choice as would like to be able to use the 12 x 12 inch papers.
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Heather, how do you clean your mat? I just watched a youtube video where someone used brake oil or cleaner or something , weird! It seemed to work well though. Now I am super curious what everyone else does.
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I wash them in the bottom of my laundry tub just with warm water and dish soap, rub with fingers well, need to get the paper fibres off. Rinse very well and let air dry, I hang them. Made a big difference for me. I have never tried to restick them with anything.
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I don't know if the sheets for the Silhouette are the same as the Cricut but I use a nylon scrubber on mine to get all the particles off, if it's not sticky enough I have used Zig Two Way glue and have great results with it.
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I just tried to clean a mat the same way I described above only this time I used a blue microfibre cleaning/dusting cloth as well .. ummm it cleaned it OK but its not sticky anymore...so now I need to fix it!
Daria , do you just swipe the Zig 2-way all over and let dry??
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Heater - Yep, that's what I do. I bought a broad tipped one so it goes on easier and faster. - Daria
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Daria , thanks for the tip!!! all I had was a fine tip, but got it on and spread it around and now its drying. will order a broad tip if this works for me.
just to clarify ... when you use a nylon scrubber to clean, is it dry or wet?
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I wash my cricut mat with dish soap and a toothbrush scrubbing in circles. I make it sticky again by taping edges, spraying it with Krylon Easy tac, lightly, and letting it dry.
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Heather - with water and a drop of dish soap and scrub until it's clean.
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I learn so much here. I just revieved new blades for my Cricut Silouhette so I hope I finally get a good cut!
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