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Sleeves on Old Letter Jacket Are Sticky

I still have my son's high school letter jacket from 20 years ago. Guess I am waiting for a grandson! Lol! Anyway, the sleeves are made of a type of vinyl, I am sure you know what I mean. Keeping it in the closet for so long, I think the heat or age has gotten to it. The sleeves are sticky or tacky.

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Is there any way to clean this or to salvage the jacket. I hate to throw it out, I would rather give it to a needy teenager if possible. Otherwise it is in perfect condition. Thanks so much for your help.

Nolasandy from Kenner, LA

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March 12, 20080 found this helpful

Bring the jacket to a professional cleaner -- if it can be saved, they will be able to do it!

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March 16, 20080 found this helpful

You might try "Goop" on the vinyl. "Goop" is a "waterless" hand cleaner, that is great for removing stains/spots from clothing. You can buy it in the automotive section at Wal Mart.

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May 4, 20090 found this helpful

I also have my son's 20 year old school jacket and the sleeves are sticky too. I was wondering did the goop work, or did you take it to a dry cleaners or what?

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June 6, 20160 found this helpful

armor all leather cleaning wipes! took 5 minutes

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June 16, 20161 found this helpful

Magic Eraser does the trick...cover in a cloth garment bag or pillow case.

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August 10, 20160 found this helpful

I tried the magic erasure and. It does not work for me. Mabey I am doing something wrong.?

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May 28, 20170 found this helpful

Thank you so much for the suggestion!

I had my letter jacket out ready to throw in the dumpster. I'm gad I checked on-line for suggestions and found yours because the magic eraser worked like a charm (and I used the knock-off variety from the Dollar Store).

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Thank you for taking time to share your knowledge! Best wishes!

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June 5, 20170 found this helpful

Do you get the magic eraser wet and then wipe it on the sleeves?

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June 5, 20170 found this helpful

Do you get the magic eraser wet and then wipe it on the sleeves?

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