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    Default Chemicals...

    I've read a lot on hear about different chemicals and I've seen a lot of different terms thrown around. I'm curious as to what the complete reclaiming process should be?

    Abrade?
    Dehaze?
    Degrease?
    *I'm sure im missing something

    What do all those mean? What brands do you suggest?
    (I'm using Ulanto qfx emulsion and screens ranging between 110 and 225, and I have access to a power washer)

    Thanks for helping out a newb

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    Are you trying to find a mix recipe to get you high?

    god.

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    Reclaim 101

    1. remove all ink, strip tape.
    2. use a stencil remover (paste, liquid, or powder mixed with water) and the pressure washer to remove the stencil.
    3. use a haze remover, (that's what it is called) which strips ink stains, dried ink, stencil bits, and your skin if you are not careful. Then rinse with a low dribble of water, then hit it with the pressure washer
    4. use a degreaser to neutralize everything, rinse with regular water pressure - water should sheet off the mesh, not form bubbles and spots.
    5. let dry, you're done.

    some dehazers act as degreasers.

    There is a material that is like fine clay called microgrit which is an abrader, you put this on virgin screens when you first use them, it roughens the fibers so stencil grabs them better. this is important with waterbase inks/stencil systems. Not everyone uses this stuff.

    Hope that helps....use gloves, long sleeve shirt and apron, and eye protection when you perform thes steps.
    Andymac

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andymac
    Hope that helps....use gloves, long sleeve shirt and apron, and eye protection when you perform thes steps.
    I prefer to do it naked. It gets me all tingly.
    Haze remover makes my tongue numb. It's the weirdest thing. When I'm brushing it onto my screen my tongue gets numb. And no, I do not put it on my tongue.

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    It's a chemical reaction with that fucking mustache!


    Andymac

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    In the basic screen printing kit I learned on it said that I needed to use a tri-sodium phosphate mixture to clean the new screens. Would that be good, or do you recomend getting something different.

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