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Has your Silhouette Mat lost it's stickiness? Is it dirty and grimy? Don't want to buy another one? Fret not, you can clean and re-sticky the thing yourself in about 10 minutes with the right products.
I'll be going through a simple walkthrough with some photos. Here's what you'll need.
First things first, get all of that grime off. You can accomplish this a few ways. First thing you will want to do is scrape off all the grime and debris from your mat. You can do this with any type of hard scraper.
Then take some sensitive skin baby wipes (no scent or additives) and a lint roller to get the rest of the crud off. I did not go through these steps as I knew I was going to re-stick my mat.
If there is still stubborn junk on your mat, employ the warm water and mild dish soap bath. Let your mat soak for 5-10 minutes and then air dry.
If there is STILL stuff on your mat, then it's time to re-stick it. Take a sponge with a scrubber and scrub down the mat. You can then use goo be gone or rubbing alcohol to remove the rest of the stickiness on the mat and make it super clean.
Don't worry about removing ALL of the sticky, as we will re-stick soon, just get the yucky parts off.
Let your mat air dry.
Once the mat is dry, tape around the edges of the mat and make sure they are covered. Masking tape or painters tape works best, but in my case I only had packing tape lying around.
Once you tape the edges, follow the directions on the can and spray your mat with the adhesive. Let it dry and then peel the tape off.
Before taking off tape
You can see all around the edges is a cloudy white where the adhesive is. We taped it off so we have edges like we normally would.
After taking tape off
You can see that the edges are now clear as day! So let the adhesive dry and you are back in the game!!!
Hopefully this helps you save a few bucks in the long term. If you don't want to go through the hassle, just buy some new ones on amazon! The Nicapa mats work wonders.
Need help? Don't hesitate to drop a comment below!