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Cleaning Velcro can improve its appearance and its holding power, as the hook side sometimes becomes packed with fibers and other material. This is a guide about cleaning Velcro.
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April 15, 2006

My daughter wears an AFO (ankle foot orthotic) and her velcro straps holding the AFO are no longer white; but dirty. What's the best way to clean the velcro and a piece of cloth strap that is next to her leg? Any ideas?

Gail from AZ

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By guest (Guest Post)
April 17, 20060 found this helpful

Have you contacted the company that makes Velcro for ideas? One thought I had was to take a ribbon of the same width and glue it on to cover the surfaces that are dirty. Could add a decorative touch if that would be suitable.

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By guest (Guest Post)
April 17, 20060 found this helpful

How about taking a piece of strong tape and press into the velcro and then lift off the dirt!

This should work!

A

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By guest (Guest Post)
April 17, 20060 found this helpful

I just clean mine with Dawn Dish liquid and a scrubbing brush.

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April 18, 20060 found this helpful

Try white vinegar mixed with some baking soda

little water to fizz the dirt off with clean rag scrub.

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