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Reclaiming Screens with Bleech.

Posted on Thu, 17 Jun 2004 at 16:57



Hi.

Is it possible to reclaim Ulano quick drying emulsion (the pink stuff) with household bleech?
What is the proceedure? Spray screen with bleech, scrub w/ nylon brush, then high pressure hose down?

Could I use the hi-pressure hose at the neighborhood do it yourself car-wash? Those hose have a really great pressure and I have access to one right around the corner from my house.

Thanks in advance,

Alex

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Anonymous says: Alex, Please tell me you were high when you posted that! For Christ's sake, if Ulano could be stripped with bleach, half of the screen printing chemical industry would have been out of business years ...

Alex,
Please tell me you were high when you posted that!
For Christ's sake, if Ulano could be stripped with bleach, half of the screen printing chemical industry would have been out of business years ago. The reason bleach sort of works is that most of the stencil removers have a "similar" PH, but after that the chemistry is totally divergent. Bleach will destroy your mesh, rendering $1000's useless, plus getting you fined by the EPA. Call CCI, ICC, Autotype, ULANO, or any number of pre-press companys to get supplies. Bleach, Acetate, and similar chemicals were used mainly in the 70's and early 80's before safe and effective solutions were invened. Please DO NOT take us back wards. Thomas Dunn thomasdunn.13@comcast.net

posted on: Sun, 06/27/2004 - 1:58pm
Anonymous says: Hi thomas. I am using something called bean-e-doo to clean my screens. Which works very well. Spray it on. Wait about 30 seconds and rinse with high pressure hose. Regarding the bleach. Several books ...

Hi thomas.

I am using something called bean-e-doo to clean my screens. Which works very well.
Spray it on. Wait about 30 seconds and rinse with high pressure hose.

Regarding the bleach. Several books I was leafing through at the library raised the issue of bleach as a screen cleaner. I was just curious about whether or not it is effective.

-Alex

posted on: Mon, 06/28/2004 - 12:40pm
Anonymous says: Hi Alex, As far as using the local car wash to clean screens. I did this for about 2 months. It worked well but was very expensive and inconvenient. You figure it cost on average, $2.00 - $4.00 every ...

Hi Alex,
As far as using the local car wash to clean screens. I did this for about 2 months. It worked well but was very expensive and inconvenient. You figure it cost on average, $2.00 - $4.00 every time you go to the car wash. I bought a power washer at the local hardware store on sale for about $59.00. It did not take long to pay for itself, not to mention it is a lot more convenient to run to the back yard every time you claen screens. I am just about ready to get a wash out booth so I can leave it all hooked up permanently. This should to be a great time saver.
Good Luck
Gary
PS. I generally use beanee-doo also

posted on: Sat, 07/03/2004 - 11:17am
Anonymous says: I ...

It depends on your stencil system,
Bleach works with films like
Ulanos super prep,blue poly & gfr,
Autotypes nova star & five star.
These are inderect filmsfor graphic printing.
Regards,
Larry

posted on: Mon, 08/02/2004 - 1:58am

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