Stoddard, Thomas C. (stoddatc@WESTINGHOUSE.COM)
Thu, 6 Nov 1997 10:26:02 -0500
I have been checking my son's paws and they are all staying on okay.
When I read this post (below) I realized one point that might be
suggested. I've put a lot of patches on pants in my day (hey, I'm poor
and need to be frugal, what more can I say), this comment comes from
those experiences, which have related performance issues.
These paws are to be a thermal setting adhesive. This means that when
you iron them on, they should just barely get tacky, the whole paw
should not be melting. And even then, they are not "stuck on" the shirt
until they cool off and fuse with the fibers of the shirt. My suggestion
is to use a cooler iron and leave it on the paw longer (I think the
instruction sheet says 30 or 60 seconds) so that it is a gradual heat
up, preserving the adhesion qualities. When warm, you may test them and
they will appear not to have adhered. Be patient. Don't touch them while
warm. Heat them the maximum time with the cooler iron, then, let them
cool, see if they have stuck. You may be destroying the adhesion by the
forced heat, I infer from the comment below. Then, you might consider
washing them in cold water when laundering.
Like I say, my son's have stayed on these last three months. I'll see if
I run into the same problems you all are voicing in due time, I suppose.
>The paws are definitely not staying on the shirts. To get the paws to
initially adhere to >the fabric you have to burn the heck out of them.
After a couple of weeks or a month >they start falling off, and the
washing machine just helps the process along.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City