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    Default coated screen - can you recoat missed areas?

    once the screen is coated, can i go in and recoat areas that didn't get coated?

    i am developing a weird habbit of not getting the entire screen coated and wasting time and emulsion.

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    maybe?

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    you should probably figure out why you are missing areas so it doesn't happen anymore.

    are you using a scoop coater?

    how many coats on each side?

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    yes?...................if you haven't exposed the screen yet.

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    using a scoop coater. only one side. i am applying as thin as possible but i think that i am rushing the part to get the emulsion even when applying to the screen?

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    i put 2 thin coats on each side. usually 3 coats is perfect but sometimes i get pinholes and 4 coats has been solving that problem.

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    the thicker the emulsion that harder it is to clean out of my exposed areas. maybe i need to use somethign stronger than a hose

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    i'm not sure what you mean by "thick" but you should probably use more than one coat.

    you can get a sprayer nozzle from a home depot type place to attach to a garden hose. not quite as good as power washer but gets the job done.

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    that is what i do now but at times it is really hard to clean out the emulsion. i think when i can get any emulsion out that means that the exposure was incorrect. if nothing at all comes out then i overexposed, if some comes out and not all then i underexposed. does that sound right?

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    recoating? sure, let it dry first, but you get a thicker coat. need a longer exposure

    use the sharp side of the coater, and reasonable pressure. me i do 2 and 2.

    underexposed screens are harder to reclaim sometimes.

    old emulsion is harder to reclaim

    old reclaimer makes it harder to reclaim

    no pressure washer makes it real hard to reclaim


    ....so are we talking washout (of the image) is harder, or reclaiming the stencil after use....cause those are two different animals...

    always questions answer questions.....fuxxin screenprinting eh?
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