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    Default Degreasing new screens?

    I just got two brand new screens from Victory, do I need to degrease them before I use them for the first time?

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    i would.
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    yeah, i at least spray em down.

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    Couldnt hurt. You never really know whats been going on in the factory / transport. Kinda like buying new dishes.

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    soft scrub, scrub brush, power washer, dish soap, scrub brush, power washer, dry.

    then you're good to go

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    Done and done. Thanks.

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    run some water on them with your hose. if it makes a nice sheet, they are ok to dry and coat. if the water is all broken up in bubbles and beads, degrease.

    As a rule you should always at least degrease. I use microgrit, then haze, then degrease. I don't like screens screwing up after exposure or breaking down on press. any savings in time is negated because if they fuck up you must reclaim and recoat and reexpose just because you are in a hurry and want to skip a step.

    Once they are in production they are fine.

    You will know it's ready by the (lack of a) trail of beads
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    Todo es empezar.

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    I get all my screens from Victory and they do need to be degreased. The best and easiest way to do this is to coat the whole screen with photo emulsion let it dry and expose in the sun (or your exposure unit) then reclaim it. This has never failed for me. Degreasers sometimes don't do the trick imho.

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    dawn or simple green cleaner. simple and cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Platinum Rich View Post
    dawn or simple green cleaner. simple and cheap.
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