You might not have to remove the vacuum table to clean that mess up.
Depends on your machine. On my A&V I can reach back there. The
solvents Eric suggested will do.
I don't use the tape or the roll bar. Just a sheet of Kreene cut to
fit the vacuum table. Like Eric I uee slugs to hold it all in place.
This works very well. Cut them fairly long to fit the width and length
of the kreene. I use brass slug rule. It doesn't mark the Kreene nor
bend. If you decide to use this technique, a bit of a warning though,
if students use the machine, make sure they are aware of that slug way
in the back. I've been told that a slug falling off the back of the
vacuum table can wreak all kinds of havoc.
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, "laradurback" <laradurback@...>
> My name is Lara Durback, and I'm the studio manager in Book Art at
Mills College (a new
> position here as of Fall 2007). We have a Relief Mate polymer
platemaker here, and I was
> about to change the kreene on it when I realized I'm not quite sure
how. It is duct taped
> down far back in the drawer from years ago, and I'm not sure how to
get the drawer far
> enough out to take it out. Also, it might be nice to clean off the
goo left from the tape.
> What could I safely use?
> I think I remember reading in Gerald Lange's book that taping the
kreene might not be
> necessary at all. We also have a metal rod that rolls down to hold
the kreene in place. Any
> advice on using it most efficiently?
> Now I'm off to the library to check out Gerald's book
again...definitely something we need
> back in the studio. (Our copy disappeared long before I was here!)
Just figured this might
> be something useful to post. I'd searched the archives and not found
> related to my questions.
> I also wanted to introduce myself to the list. Hello, all! Hope I
can contribute to
> discussions as well.