Zig glue and cricut mats

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Zig glue and cricut mats

For those of you who have done this, is there anything special I should know before I give it a try? I got the glue stuff in my stocking (Santa may have been given a hint about that one ;)) and I'm excited to try it since both of my mats are barely sticky at all anymore. I read on somebody's blog that you need to really let it dry well (like 24 hours or something?) or it will be too sticky. Anything else I need to know?

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i think some people will wipe off their mat first with a wet cloth or something, but i dont. i just zig away! lol ive let mine sit for days and its still pretty sticky. just expect it to be really sticky no matter what Biggrin

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So your paper doesn't stick to it and rip or anything like that? One the blog I was talking about she showed hers and the paper was pretty much permanently adhered to the mat and she could only pull little shreds off. You don't have that problem then? I'm afraid to ruin my papers. Maybe I'll unsticky it a little with my fingers after I resticky it. LOL

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I wipe really good with a baby wipe first. And don't put too much glue on, just a real thin layer. I put too much on the first time I did it, and my paper did stick to it. But do a thin later and really let it dry (24 hours is definitely enough time). Then you should be good to go.

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I've restickied mine several times and they had ALOT of little pieces built up on them. I read somewhere where someone washed them and I did that this time. They needed it!

I let mine soak in hot water and dish soap for about a half hour, then I used my pamper chef scraper to scrape off all the junk. OMG, I was amazed at how dirty they were and all the junk I scraped off. I let them dry overnight b/c I was too tired to resticky them ROFL and the next morning I put a thin layer on them and waited a few hours. They look so white again! Smile

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Glad you posted this cause I was thinking of re-sticking mine soon. I have cleaned it with a baby wipe a couple of times and that alone does quite a bit!

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"sewgirly" wrote:

I've restickied mine several times and they had ALOT of little pieces built up on them. I read somewhere where someone washed them and I did that this time. They needed it!

I let mine soak in hot water and dish soap for about a half hour, then I used my pamper chef scraper to scrape off all the junk. OMG, I was amazed at how dirty they were and all the junk I scraped off. I let them dry overnight b/c I was too tired to resticky them ROFL and the next morning I put a thin layer on them and waited a few hours. They look so white again! Smile

Cool idea about letting them soak in the sink! I'm going to give it a try.

Just be sure to put a very thin layer of glue on Katie, and you'll be fine.

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Get vellum spray. It is an instant fix and you can use it right away. You just spray your mat and it is brand new. I will ask my sister if she can post a video cause once you all see how easy it is you will all go out and get some Smile

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Here is a video but these girls kinda go on and on so skip to minute 5:10 if you want to see how they clean it off first then watch the whole thing but I never cleaned it first I just sprayed and it works in 30 seconds!!! You can buy spray adhesive for vellum at hobby lobby for around 4 dollars. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vD0VPxNR9J0

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The vellum spray sounds cool, but I already got the zig glue so I'm gonna give that a try! Thanks for the tip about washing the mat, Kelly. I soaked mine while we ate dinner and scraped it off. You were right...I had no idea how much gunk was on there! It looks sparkling clean now! I'll probably try the glue overnight and see what happens. Thanks everyone!