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Dust and mounting

Discussion in 'Tips & Tricks' started by giordno2424, May 22, 2012.

  1. giordno2424

    giordno2424 New Member

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    I'm mounting 40x50 prints on Dibond but I keep to have dust problem(little dust trap between the adhesive and print) on several occasion. I keep the room clean more I can. I wonder if the reason of the dust problem is the preparation table in front of the laminator that is light table cover with frosted plexiglas(that it's electrostatic material)maybe should I replace the plexiglas with frosted glass?
    Thank you
    Carlo
     
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  2. jfiscus

    jfiscus Map Wraster

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    We have a cutting mat on each of our tables, I'm sure your suppliers sell them. One small tool we use, a tack rag (like a body shop uses) does great for taking off the dust before mounting.
     
  3. BIG EASY DOES IT

    BIG EASY DOES IT Very Active Member

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    And by tack cloth. You mean micro fiber towel?
     
  4. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    no, a tack cloth is a cloth that is 'tacky' ie a bit sticky...to take dust off of whatever you wipe it on
     
  5. BIG EASY DOES IT

    BIG EASY DOES IT Very Active Member

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    Ok i googled in and it came back with micro fiber tack cloths.
     
  6. eahicks

    eahicks Magna Cum Laude - School of Hard Knocks

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    Get a PCR roller and pad set....best thing in the world. Picks up lint and dust any fiber cloth will leave behind.
     
  7. gabagoo

    gabagoo Major Contributor

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    Tac cloths work wonders although they feel like you just shook hands with a jar of honey!!!!:Oops:
     
  8. strypguy

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    I use swiffer sweeper refills without the sweeper, lol. Also, There are different types of tack clothes. Dupont has some that are specifically for tack in-between base coats when painting cars and they are lees tacky. i'd ask any supplier of autobody supplies about these types of clothes. With the swiffer I can go over the print as well and not leave any tacky residue.

    John
     
  9. LenR

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    Absolutely get a PCR roller!
     
  10. Stuckup

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    Tack cloth is NOT micro fibre, it is a panel beaters painters specialist tool.
     
  11. Gino

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    Yes, the newer tack cloths are most certainly micro-fiber..... and are as good as, if not better then the old cheesecloth type.

    We use the old ones for many many things around the shop. We have some of the micro-fiber kind at home.

    As for getting the dust off, either tack rag will work, but I'd brush them first and get the initial contaminants off, then swipe them with a tack rag a few times.
     
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