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13350Re: Polimero platemaker question not answered

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  • Rick
    Dec 20, 2012
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      On another note, if you are having problems getting your exposed to stick to the green rubber like washout plate, try swabbing that with acetone. I am nursing mine along this way.

      --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "hersomwally" <cwhersom@...> wrote:
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      > Thanks for the tips guys. I'll try and clean the brushes and hopefully they can be resurrected. They actually don't look too bad, just a little crispy. We'll see... I may be asking you guys for resources for new brushes!
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      > --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "Eric" <Megalonyx@> wrote:
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      > > --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, Peter Bruce <pcpete100@> wrote:
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      > > > I have found Acetone dissolves polymer deposits well, it's used in the glass fibre industry too but Gerald's nailed it I think - if you have a lot of deposits in your brushes you'll need new brushes to get good washout.
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      > > Not all brushes are the same. Synthetic brushes might not like acetone at all. Even natural bristles might be more easily cleaned with hot water and a paintbrush comb from the hardware store (that is all I needed with my used synthhetic bristle processor), but that won't get all the way down to the base of the bristle.
      > > New brushes, new krene, new lamps--these things can only be an improvement. And while it may be expensive, it will be cheaper in the long run than remaking plate after plate--that really runs into money.
      > > Eric Holub, SF.
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