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Old 01-28-2010, 08:33
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Default Re: I need a "Starching for Dummies" book...

I saturate my bow in a ziploc container, shake off the excess (if you don't do this, starch may collect in the divits and leave white residue when the water evaporates), then pour the overspray in the container back in the bottle. then I place my bows on a parchment lined cookie sheet, arrange EXACTLY as i want them to stay permanently, then bake for 260 for 20 minutes. All brands. If it still feels floppy afterwards (UB anyone?) I spray with niagara light body aerosol & pop back in the still warm but turned off oven with the door propped open to dry (this warm oven step is not necessary, but it speeds up the drying process so why not take advantage of the heat... you paid for it!)
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