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Unread 3 Weeks Ago Sep 17, 2019 4:42:30 PM -   #1 (permalink)
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Default emulsion stripper dried in screen

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Emulsion stripper dried on the screens when I was reclaiming. Now it wont come out. Any tips?


So, I need to reclaim 2 screens and get them re-coated and back on the machine in 1 day. Simple process right? I've done it once or twice in the past. It's not idea, but you do what you gotta do.

I got the emulsion stripper on the screens, gave them a good scrub down and started spraying them with the pressure washer. Halfway though the first screen the pressure washer broke down.
Ok, off to that cheap tool store that rhymes with Cobbler Bait to get a quick cheap replacement. Time was crucial.
Got a new replacement and it failed out of the box. Yay for Cobbler Bait quality. So I dig in and fix the first machine.
So now 2 hours later, the emulsion stripper has dried on the screens. I sprayed them down and scrubbed again.
When I went to spray them out, it was as if I hadn't sprayed them at all with the stripper. Adjusting the pressure washer to nearly a point and getting 2 inches away it started to come off. But doing that over an entire screen does not seem so good. Especially near the edges.

So, aside from new screens what are some solutions any of you all might know of?
I've missed my timeline, so now I'm just trying to salvage my screens.

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Default Re: emulsion stripper dried in screen

Yeah, those screens are over. Just move on.
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Default Re: emulsion stripper dried in screen

Dehaze them overnight with a gel dehasor it will take stains, emulsion and dried emulsion of screens. make it like new.
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