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Thread: Screen repair?

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    Default Screen repair?

    I blasted a hole in one of my newer screens during reclaim, and I'm wondering if there's a "best way" to patch a small tear - about 1/8" square - on an off-stencil part of the screen.

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    tape

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    TUCK TAPE!



    Tape it to BOTH sides of the screen over the tear.

    You can buy patches also, but they do the same thing.

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    Ive used book cloth (though I bet any loose thin cloth will work) and epoxy. Has worked well so far.

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    I've stopped rips with a little drop of Super Glue. It'll smoke a little and melt the poly strands and then set up. It'll stop the rip from progressing. It's a ham-fisted fix I know. Not the best, but it's more permanent than tape.

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    I use the blue vinyl tape sold by Victory Factory. Cut it in oval shapes (so corners don't catch on the squeegee) and apply to both sides. You can reinforce with nail-polish underneath.

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    for smaller holes, not rips, i've used nail polish. it doesn't seem to take too much to get it to hold together, and it doesn't off-limits too much screen real estate, either...

    just remember to avoid that part of the screen when it comes time to burn...i've forgotten about the dab on several occasions, only to notice it when it's printing time.

    che frustrate.

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    band aid solution: tape

    permanent solution; xacto blade and new mesh...and be careful next time!

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    Cool.

    Thanks for the advice. Right now I've got the spot covered with a dot of epoxy sandwiched between two squares of screen tape. I'll try removing the tape after a couple days.

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    We use to get some clear sticker material (the good stuff) and cut a circle through 2 sheets so there the same size. then stick one on each side of the screen covering the hole then get a plastic sguee guee the blue ones that are used for vinyl stickers (pre-masking) from a plotter. Press both side together with blue squee guee with firm preasure.

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