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    Default roughin' up a new screen

    does anyone use 'orange goop' to pre scrub a new screen? or should i get some commet?

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    soft scrub.
    most of the time we never fish!

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    i'll try that! should i use a brillo pad?

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    I have used comet with scouring pad. worked for me.

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    Scuze my ignorance (I've yet to start screening myself). Why does one "rough up" a new screen? I'm presuming this is after it's been stretched.

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    Quote Originally Posted by behinger View Post
    Scuze my ignorance (I've yet to start screening myself). Why does one "rough up" a new screen? I'm presuming this is after it's been stretched.
    It's coz when the screens are new the threads of the material (usually nylon or PET) are still perfectly smooth (on the microscopic level). Roughing them up a little with a soft scour pad or abrasive pastes provides the emulsion a better surface area to adhere to.

    I once didn't do this and the emulsion came off after about the twentieth pull....

    bumm ER.

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    I second the Soft Scrub technique - scrub both sides, power wash, degrease and dry.
    you'll be good to go

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    I have never done this.
    Crosshair pushing here until its limit the bringing together.

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    "it just seems like so little effort is put into creating this? am i missing something?"

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    most meshes come pre-abraded these days.
    I use sofscrub, though.
    If you can find the kind without bleach, that is best.
    "I guarantee, the image will not be fade off and you will be pleasure it too. " - a bootlegger
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    Quote Originally Posted by crosshair View Post
    I have never done this.
    i second that

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