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Old 05-11-2012, 08:59 AM   #1
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Default GRAND CALIBAR WHITE PLATE

I love my Grand Calibar and use it a LOT! Therefore the white plate shows a lot of wear. Does anyone know how to clean it? The dies cut into it just enough to leave a narrow line of paper. Now it's so bad that sometimes it comes off on the die cuts. Appreciate any help!!
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Old 05-12-2012, 01:03 PM   #3
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Have you tried washing the white plate and using a light scrubby pad on it? I have done that before and gotten good results.

I have asked your question in our Spellbinder Design Team yahoo group and will let you know what I find out!

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Sometimes I clean the plates with my sink sponge (on the scrubber side) and Bio Green Clean. This will help with the "flaking" of the paper pieces and can even get off some of the paper in the cut lines. For a quick fix while I am working and don't want to go to the sink, I take a baby wipe to the plate. This also works great getting the flaky paper pieces.

Honestly, nothing will really clean up the "cut" lines in the plate and I have grown immune to thousands of cut lines on my plate! lol!
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Quite by accident I found this solution. I don't know if it will work on the Grand Caliber plates, but it worked on my CB plates

My CB cutting plate was badly cut and had paper slivers in the cut marks/lines.

After I ran a sandwich through with the "thicker" tan mat from Cherry Lynn I noticed the "mat" was covered in paper slivers from the cutting plate .

I used packing tape to remove the slivers from the tan mat and ran the sandwich through again a few more times using chip board shims to replace the thickness of the die & CS I had in the sandwich. This method removed about 90 % of the paper slivers from the cut marks/lines.

The paper slivers that were firmly embedded in the plate and not removed with the tan mat method no longer came off when I was cutting or embossing.

I didn't try this method with the Spellbinder tan mat, so I don't know if it will work with that one . The Cherry Lynn tan mat may be made of a different material.
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P. S. I had the tan mat next to the cutting plate with all the cut marks and embedded paper slivers
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Thanks to everyone for their suggestions and info. I soaked the plate for awhile and then scrubbed with a stiff brush. Didn't do much. I really don't care how it looks but I do care if it shows on my die cuts. I tried putting a piece of scrap copy paper under the die and that seemed to help. I'm going to call Spellbinders tomorrow and will let you know if I find out anything.
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I spoke to someone at Spellbinders this morning and they did not have any suggestions for me so the only thing to do is buy a new plate. At Scrapbook.com you can buy just the white plate for $12.49. Guess that's what I will do!
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