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How to make your own application fluid ?

Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by Newbie_on, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. Newbie_on

    Newbie_on Member

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    Hello Folks,


    I need so suggestions or Ideas on How to make your own application fluid ?

    I am in a hurry and I can't wait till Monday if I place an order.


    Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated.

    Best Regards !:peace!:
     
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  2. customsticker

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    1-2 drops of soap + spray bottle of water.
     
  3. weaselboogie

    weaselboogie Very Active Member

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    ARE YOU CRAZY??

    YOU ABSOLUTELY MUST USE RAPD TAC OR YOU APPLICATION WILL BURST INTO FLAMES!!!!

    WATCH THE FREAKIN VIDEOS!!!!

    :Big Laugh
     
    • Pure Genius! Pure Genius! x 1
  4. customsticker

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    haha, I've used it before, and I went back to soapy water instantly.
     
  5. GK

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    any reason you cant do this as a dry install instead?
     
  6. MobileImpact

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    here we go again.

    Just do a search for this on the forum and you will find no more than 1 million recipes for "weasel ****" or any of the other "brand" names used.

    Heres one I Like to use:

    1 part paint thinner
    1 part Naptha
    32 oz 93 Octane Gasoline
    1 oz vinegar (for aroma)
    Mix in a bottle and then throw it away.

    Learn how to lay vinyl and you won't need the juice!
    If you gotta use something, a lit mist of good ole fashioned H2O should do the trick

    Kevin
     
  7. Steve C.

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    In a gallon jug put 1 cup denatured alcohol, 10 dorps of
    baby shampoo, fill rest of the way with water. Leave out
    the alcohol if for digital prints.:wink:
     
  8. Replicator

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    I Quit using Application Fluid all together . . . !

    Just Spray Glass Cleaner from Costco . . . Blue and White can.

    Cleans Great . . . No Residue . . . !

    I use it on all the surfaces that need cleaning.
     
  9. Newbie_on

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    Well I am a newbie and I am doing my first magnetic . Trying to avoid bubbles.
     
  10. BlueFishDesigns

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    Plain water works just fine. If you want, you can add 1 - 2 drops of Dawn to make it slippery and about 20% Isopropyl Alcohol to make it dry quicker. (Formula for regular spray bottle amount.) I've used that formula for 15 years and never had any failures.

    Think about this: if "brand name" application fluids were the "only" thing that should be used, wouldn't each vinyl manufacturer have their own brand? Or even say "don't use anything but *insert brand name here*" but they don't.
     
  11. jayg76

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    HAHAHA thanks Roger!
     
  12. slappy

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    LMFAO:U Rock:..... i hate roger bailey!
     
  13. Typestries

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    sorry mr bailey.....13 years, spray bottle filled with h20 and half a cap of woolite. Never once a problem. Of course, after a few years we only used it for floating full coverage backgrounds on plex before router cutting the vinyl.

    Please, use app this time and learn to lay without it in the future.

    when ur new in my shop, I don't even tell you about the existence of app fluid. I want you to learn dry from the get go
     
  14. gabagoo

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    Plain water works fine only if you have a water softener. hard water can end up looking worse than dry. The purpose of the soap is to reduce the surface tension of water.
     
  15. Cy Fan

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    couple drops of good ole hand soap and water in a spray bottle. works great for beginners.
     
  16. Gino

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    Spit.
     
  17. dark3d

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    "You've got to lick it, before you stick it." - Taj

    Drink plenty of water..
     
  18. weaselboogie

    weaselboogie Very Active Member

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    I''m not really roger. Just keeping the spirit alive. His grating promos are forever etched in my mind.
     
  19. The Big Squeegee

    The Big Squeegee Major Contributor

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    I used to use
    In a gallon jug add
    a fifth of vodka
    a teaspoon of ivory dish soap
    top off with distilled water.

    Now that I use the Big Squeegee, I leave out the soap and water.:wine-smi:
     
  20. technowolf

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    use bubble free vinyl.........
     
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