is there an easy way to clear sil mats of tiny intricate pieces?

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Posted 2/10/2013 by glitter rage in General Scrappin'

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Posted: 2/10/2013 12:50:32 PM
You can use a lint roller.

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Posted: 2/10/2013 1:02:38 PM
USe a plastic card like a credit card.

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Posted: 2/10/2013 3:11:29 PM
I second the plastic scraper idea. It makes quick work of mat clean up!
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Posted: 2/10/2013 3:51:34 PM
A Pampered Chef stone scrapper is great!


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Posted: 2/10/2013 4:23:21 PM
I use my metal ruler

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Posted: 2/10/2013 4:25:14 PM
My kit came with a scraper and it works wonders.

I wonder how a Magic Eraser would work? I'm going to try one right before I think the mat needs to be replaced to test it out.

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Posted: 2/10/2013 7:15:43 PM
I have actually had a lot of luck cleaning mats with a little soap, a soft brush and water. I rinse them off, cleaning gently and then let them airdry sticky side up on a paper towel. It works great!!!

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Posted: 2/10/2013 7:21:32 PM
I use the spatula that I bought for my Cricut. Works like a charm!


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Posted: 2/10/2013 7:37:48 PM
I use a plastic scraper too. Clears off the mat in a flash.

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Posted: 2/11/2013 1:14:43 AM
Just do it carefully because I have found that when I'm scraping with something metal - I'm also scraping the sticky off. I roll my mats back and pop the pieces off. They are very flexible so I always roll them away from me while gently taking the bits off with my nail.

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Posted: 2/11/2013 2:12:33 AM
I usually go over with a baby wipe (which loosens the paper a bit) and then gently scrape of the rest with an old credit card.


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