Fray Check can be dissolved with household rubbing alcohol. Because alcohol may affect the color of a fabric, it is important to perform a test in an inconspicuous area to be sure there will be no color change or ring formation. To remove Fray Check: Soak the affected area in full-strength alcohol for no less than 30 minutes. The alcohol needs time to dissolve away the plastic. Rinse the fabric thoroughly with plain water. For dry clean only fabrics, request the dry cleaner to soak the garment in a solution that contains denatured alcohol.