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what's the best way to remove dry/exposed emulsion from scoop coater?

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I had to go out of town unexpectedly. My partner tried coating a screen for the first time and never washed the scoop coater. I returned a week later to find it with a thick layer of emulsion on the groove.

What's the best way to remove the emulsion? He used photopolymer Graphic emulsion.

thanks in advance.
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Scrape as much off as you can then soak in water.
I use water and emulsion remover to clean my coaters.. I would expect that to work for you.
You might be able to start peeling it off but what did when it happened. I clean as much as possible and then everytime i coat the screens i put tape on the lip im coating with so i dont rip the screen.
I sanded some off one of mine recently. Obviously just sand the emulsion, don't grind down the metal. Haze remover ate it up too.
Watch out with the caustic--I've trashed a few ends like that, it's like it makes the plastic brittle, and the little flanges start breaking off.

Luckily my suppliers are at least as nice as I am, and gave me more for free. :)
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