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Old February 9th, 2012, 11:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I started using textac and it was the best thing ive done in a long time. non toxic very little overspray, cleans up with water. and keeps your press clean. might want to try it.
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Old February 12th, 2012, 09:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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you shouldnt use spray adhesives at all. waterbase tekmar tb-10 is the best on the market. roll it on with a foam roller and print for days. Its the best thing I ever did when I switched about 4 years ago. I would NEVER go back.
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Default Re: still using spay adhesive?

Does the roll on adhesives stand up to flashing? How about fleece?
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Old February 12th, 2012, 04:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I always run my flash, on every job and it stands up GREAT! Honestly, the hotter the pallet, the better it works. As for fleece, you would have to apply more often. And I always have to apply more often for sweats, but thats just about 3 months out of the year. The rest of the time I literally will print 3 days without applying more.
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Default Re: still using spay adhesive?

do you clean off the lint buildup after a run?
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Old February 12th, 2012, 04:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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do you clean off the lint buildup after a run?
You can. We use a scotch brite pad and some water after printing fleece. Then it's a clean surface and re-constitutes the tack.

Years ago, we started rolling it on as well. We dilute the glue 50 percent.

Give it a shot, you'll be stoked!
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Default Re: still using spay adhesive?

I know some you can cut with water. Do you use it straight or do you cut it?
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ha you knew what I was thinking!
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Default Re: still using spay adhesive?

i never dilute it, but i might should try. Honestly, it lasts so long that i wouldnt want to compromise how it works. 1 gallon bucket will last over a year. And you dont have to try and clean the pallets after runs. Some say you can wet them with a wet sponge and it reactivates the glue, but I am not a fan of that. Its so easy to just roll it on again and you are not wasting it because it lasts forever. IMPORTANT thing to remember. YOU MUST DRY THE GLUE WITH YOUR FLASH BEFORE LOADING SHIRTS! I was used to Hot tak when I first used tekmar tb-10 and I loaded shirts with wet pallets and was wondering why it didnt work. Stupid right! Don't do that.
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I always run my flash, on every job and it stands up GREAT! Honestly, the hotter the pallet, the better it works. As for fleece, you would have to apply more often. And I always have to apply more often for sweats, but thats just about 3 months out of the year. The rest of the time I literally will print 3 days without applying more.
What this guys says.

I haven't run a PFP job in a while (lucky me) so my flash isn't even hooked up since I moved my press. I often wish it was because flashing helps "activate" the tackiness of textac. If I could warm up my platen a bit it would save me from reapplying sometimes.

I've never used spray, I saw how filthy my buddy's shop was and read how good textac was and never gave it a second though.

I took an empty water bottle and cut it 50/50 and I pour a little bit out and use a foam brush and brush it all around.

I don't print very often so dust and such settle on the platens and it looses its tact. I take a rag or wet it and pile up the lint and pull it off the platen and it's good to go... if not like they said it takes just a drop to get the platen ready. I've only had to retack up when running some fleece stuff. I might have only scraped the platen clean to retack... I can't rememeber.
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