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How Do You Clean Velcro Straps?

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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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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April 25, 20060 found this helpful

would a stiff bristle toothbrush work?

JoAnn in Elkhart, IN

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April 25, 20060 found this helpful

as a special ed teacher i know you can replace the velcroes yourself if it possible or sent it the back to were it was made and they may change the velcro for a small fee

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April 25, 20060 found this helpful

THis may sound weird, but when I was in elementary school, with velcro shoes ;) I used to clean them with a doll's comb or fine men's comb

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January 14, 20080 found this helpful

Get a thin wire dog brush (the smaller the better)...it does 85% of the job. For the other 15%, I use a tooth pick (not wooden - the metal covered kind that is made for your purse).

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March 17, 20080 found this helpful

If you have a cat brush, they have thin metal pins to brush the hair of the cat, these do an excellent job.

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July 14, 20080 found this helpful

Next time, buy a black ASO. Been there, done that!

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March 14, 20170 found this helpful

I use a nit comb to clean Velcro. It's cheap to buy and easily done in seconds no matter how big the area.

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