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Remove HTV Mistakes With This Secret Weapon

A few months back, I showed you how to create a block out text design in Silhouette Studio. Well I hit a little snafu while I was pressing the heat transfer vinyl on my shirt and ended up with an HTV mistake!

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BUT...looking at the shirt now - you'd never know! So today I'm going to share my secret weapon for removing HTV without leaving any adhesive behind. 

So here's where my trouble started...clearly I did not see that I had a rogue piece of HTV on the carrier sheet when I pressed the teal heat transfer vinyl onto my shirt.

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So that little piece ended up pressed onto my shirt too.  It actually got pressed twice because it was still there when I added the glitter gold heat transfer vinyl.

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I wasn't too worried though...because I have a secret weapon for removing HTV mistakes. Meet my Mini Clover Iron.

This little iron is about the size of a curling iron, but the face of the iron itself is only an inch wide by an inch and a half long....super small! Being so small is super helpful as you can get into tight quarters without accidentally touching HTV that you want to actually keep on the shirt rather than remove.  

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The Mini Clover Iron also gets super hot.  The key here is to heat the Mini Clover Iron up on the Mild setting. Low is too low and high is way too high. High is actually so hot that it will melt and smear the heat transfer vinyl piece you are trying to remove further into the shirt.

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Okay so warm up the Mini Clover. Then with some sharp tweezers near by....hit the heat transfer vinyl mistake with the iron.

You want to make sure you are not holding the iron on the HTV for too long as it could melt it too much. You really want to kind of tap it on there for 5-8 seconds at a time and then remove...and check it.  Be patient and don't let the iron sit on the HTV for too long at a time. It could take up to 2 minutes or longer for the vinyl to warm enough to start wrinkling...

As soon as the htv starts to wrinkle grab it with the tweezers and pull it off.

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It took me about 2 minutes to get this piece of heat transfer vinyl warmed up to just the right temperature that it could easily be pulled off with the tweezers.

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And here's my shirt! You can't even tell there was ever an HTV mistake!


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