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Default Re: Using Image Armor Ultra for Epson f2000

Originally Posted by scuba_steve2699
I would STRONGLY warn against taking off the top teflon cover - remember that the pre treatment fluid is salt based and the vapors that go up into the upper platen will cool and condense. Now you have salt (a corrosive chemical) on metal. It will corrode the metal parts over time. The upper platen cover prevents the steam / salt vapor from getting into that area.

I use an upper platen cover and kraft paper to ensure that the vapors do not get up there and that I get a dull finish that is clean on the pretreatment when it is cured.

I would have to politely disagree. We have been using and distributing pretreatment from the very beginning it came out (2006 - wow, has it been that long ). We have never had one issue with corrosion on any of the long time heat presses we have here. We have never heard one complaint from the thousands of customers we have sold to. We do not use top teflon covers and neither do most, if not all, of our customers. As long as you use a cover sheet over the pretreat and over the finished print you should not have any problem. That is our experience.

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