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    Default Cleaning uncleanable screens

    Allllllrighty so the program at my school has tons and tons of screens, just no one cleans them right, so on many of them (at least half) there are small traces, drops, or ghost images in the form of irremovable emulsion. I think a lot of the problem is kids aren't washing off all the ink after printing (FUCKING RETARDS) and it dries onto the screen. Also, I think some people leave the emulsion remover on too long without washing it off, and the emulsion hardens on the screen. ANYWAYS I really just want to claim 5 of these screens for myself and let everyone else do their own thing, I just need a way to clean some screens. Is the damage irreversible at this point?

    And if this helps any, we use "BLICKRYLIC economy acrylic polymer" for all our inks. We also have literally gallons of ghost remover, degreaser, and 2 forms of emulsion remover: premixed and a concentrate powder. It's just a shame that this program is going to ruins because people are lazy and/or stupid.

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    I've had good luck on ghost images with Fantastic cleaner.
    As for old emulsion, find a good power washer
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    80 grit sandpaper

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    steven,

    please respond to my pm.

    eternally yours,

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    get a mac
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    Quote Originally Posted by andydiesel View Post
    80 grit sandpaper
    Won't this damage the integrity of the mesh? This emulsion is also like... you can't tell by feeling the screen where the emulsion starts and stops. It's literally become part of the screen.

    Also, a stronger power washer might help... I know someone who would let me use one, but I mean, I don't know how much it will help. This shit is STUCK.

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    HaHa!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by andydiesel View Post
    80 grit sandpaper

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    wait.
    are you stealing screens?
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    no, i'm just going to say "since you guys keep fucking up the screens, these are mine. don't touch them"

    also, sharing screens with 10 other inexperienced people is a bitch.

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    if the issue is that emulsion remover was left on to dry...them screens b'fukd for all time.

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