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Magic Heat Transfer Vinyl Remover Review (Removing Glitter, Smooth, Printable, & Holographic HTV)

I've shared several techniques for removing Heat Transfer Vinyl mistakes on Silhouette School - but today I'm going to show you the easiest and quickest one yet!  The Rhinestone World recently introduced Magic Vinyl Remover and they sent me a bottle to test out.

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Well, let me just tell you...some days it's good to be a guinea pig! Holy shnickies I was literally about to throw out this burlap pillow cover since I put the wrong state on it (that was a palm to forehead moment) until it met the Magic Vinyl Remover.
This stuff comes in a big 16 oz bottle and if you use it all up in your lifetime you've made a whole heck of a lot of HTV mistakes so just consider it a once-in-a-lifetime purchase. Seriously.  The bottle also may make you scared for your life. There are a lot of warnings on it. Seriously.  So get out your rubber gloves and go outside where the fumes won't knock you silly.

You'll need to cut off the tip of the bottle then unscrew the cap and make a SMALL puncture in the seal.

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This HTV was really melted into my burlap pillow cover as you can see.

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When you're ready, turn your garment inside out.  Pour a small amount of the magic HTV remover on from the back, so it hits the adhesive side of the HTV.  You don't need to saturate the area.

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Then flip the garment right side out. You'll see that the HTV's texture has changed....

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Use your weeding tool to pick up the corner or just your finger...pull off the HTV in large sections. Ah-maz-ing.

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If it doesn't all come off, flip the garment back inside out and repeat the process with a little more Magic Vinyl Remover.

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So we know it works with large pieces of HTV, but how easily does it remove smaller pieces? And can glitter, holographic and printable heat transfer material be removed, too?  I put them all to the test on a cotton onesie.

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The glitter literally started curling on its own and easily removed.  The holographic and printable were easy to pull up from the corner although the holographic left some adhesive behind. NOTE:  I did launder the onesie, but the adhesive from the holographic piece faded, but was not completely removed.

The detailed smooth HTV was only difficult (and I am hesitant to even use that word) because it was so small I couldn't get a good grasp on it to rip it up. Once I repeated the process with a second round of the Magic Vinyl Remover it literally curled up on its own and required no work from me.

The fine people at The Rhinestone World tell me you don't need to launder the garment before applying new HTV, but given all the warnings on the bottle I definitely would - especially if you're working on removing HTV from a shirt or other clothing that will be in contact with your skin.

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9 comments

  1. Wow!! That's awesome! I haven't messed up YET with HTV (knock on wood!!) but this product would definitely remove some of the anxiety I feel when I'm using it. Thanks so much for sharing this with us, Melissa!
    www.diyjustcuz.com

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  2. I was pretty jazzed when I saw this and went right away to order it. You just never know when you might need it. It mad me sad when I found out that the actual product was only about $12 but the shipping was going to be almost $15. I just couldn't do it.

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  3. Am I just super paranoid or does the fact that the warning label stating it may cause cancer prevent anyone else from buying this? I really need something that works this well, but am not too sure I want to risk cancer :(

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    1. In some states (California is the main one that comes to mind) they have to have the may cause cancer labels on pretty much any type of product that has a chemical in order to be sold there and some companies put the label on all the packaging instead of making state specific labels (I hope that makes sense) This is why people who live in the state don't think much of the label but others who live outside of one of those states are shocked by it because it's not on every little thing. Anything, regardless of what it is, in mass quantities has the ability to cause cancer in someone. In reality this is no more of a cancer risk than shampoo or laundry detergent.

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  5. It is worth no sale in Europe because there are lot of people interested in purchasing.
    Already I asked if I could be one reseller in Portugal and even answered me.

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  6. this is so wonderful! just what i have been needing.
    Question: do you have a problem putting new HTV over the area that you just removed your mistake?
    Thank you for posting

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  7. This stuff is awesome! I have had to use it on a hoodie I made my daughter. I had to use a twice it. YIKES! I just could not get it just right.
    As reapplying the vinyl....I didn't wash it, I figured I would before I gave it to her. After using it in a large area, I let the area dry and reapplied the vinyl and it worked great! Even after I washed it. She has washed it several times and it still is looking new. I was worried but, it worked so well! Thanks for explaining about how to use it.
    Your the greatest!
    Kathy
    kathy21361(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Kathy, I made a mistake on my friend's Jerzees hoodie and wanted to try this. I'm just wondering if you were able to used the vinyl remover and take it out the vinyl without the residue?

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