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If it smells like sardines and dog rear end, it must be Corafoam

Discussion in 'Materials' started by TimToad, Apr 26, 2019.

  1. TimToad

    TimToad Very Active Member

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    Anybody else use Corafoam for their HDU signs?

    Ever get a sheet that just reeks like sardines, or kind of skunky?
     
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    signman315 Signmaker

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    Nope haven't had that one yet...but I sometimes receive ACM that when you remove the protective plastic it releases a strong odor of cigarettes. Must be a chemical in the adhesive of the protective sheet, I'm guessing...but definitely smells like an ash tray!
     
  3. TimToad

    TimToad Very Active Member

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    For sure. Like the dude at the assembly line is blowing smoke rings into the liner. LOL

    Every so often a roll of 3M 8509 will smell like vomit when it pulls off the liner.
     
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    signman315 Signmaker

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    Haha yup I have a mental image of two dudes holding the liner up while the third blows smoke under it, then they squeegee down real quick to lock in the stench haha!

    I haven't noticed it on the 8509, but on Oraguard 210M it when it releases off the liner a similar vomit-like smell, or maybe cat ****, perhaps a mixture of the two? Almost like it got wet in the warehouse and now has a strong funk....I used the 210 for 5-6 years before it started smelling like urine haha!
     
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    GAC05 Major Contributor

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    Latest boxes of IJ35c have a stinking feet - old wet sneaker smell when printing now. Was not this way before but for some reason all our boxes are marked in what I guess is Portuguese - 3M Brazil web addresses on them.
     
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  6. Sandman

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    I have to say Corafoam has a unique smell to it compared to others but I never thought it smelled like sardines and a dogs rump. Not the most pleasant odor but not horrible. Now 3M translucent vinyl... now there's a bad smell. But everyone perceives smell a little differently. I read about a survey once where they asked people to describe or rate the smell of skunk juice. The comments ranged from a little stinky to so bad they almost vomit.
     
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    We get a brand of clear transfer tape that smells like catpiss.
     
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    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    My favorite smell is the adhesive back of 3M IJ35C or Control Tac.
     
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    7-1 today- smell bad
     
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    Liar
     
  11. Sandman

    Sandman Member

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    R-Tape clear right? Nasty but I'm forced to use it at times.
     
  12. sardocs

    sardocs Active Member

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    Yep! that's the stuff. What in the heck do they put in there that causes it to smell like that. I sure would not want to work in the factory that makes that tape and I've worked in tannerys and pulp mills..
     
  13. Johnny Best

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    Hey Toad, does your dog eat sardines, might make him itch. dogsmell.jpg
     
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    Maybe if you spray Rapid Tac the nice vanilla smell will mask the catpiss, dogshit and buffaloass smells.
     
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  15. Billct2

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    try some vinyl ink if you want to experience a brutal odor
     
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  16. JBurton

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    Aluminum that smells like a mill is pretty normal, but we had 20 sheets delivered, mostly actual mill finish, but 4 were pre-painted 040. On the 040, the film was bubbled all over the place and barely stuck to the metal. When I walked through the cutting room door after it was all unloaded, it nearly knocked me over.
    Gotta love the IJ35c too
     
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