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Cleaning Squeeges

Postby Patsiesus » Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:08 am

Just wanted to see what you all do. Do you clean each squeegee after each job? or do you have dedicated squeegees for each color? I clean after each job, but it takes time and money with the wipes we use to do so, just wondering if there is something better to do that will save money and keep production numbers up. Thanks for you help and time.
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Re: Cleaning Squeeges

Postby d fleming » Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:46 am

Clean after every job. A parts washer is a good cheap way to keep them clean. A bucket with a paint brush and mineral spirits will work in a pinch. When done, a clean wipe will finish quickly.
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Re: Cleaning Squeeges

Postby dcfalls » Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:12 am

Followup question:
In a parts washer, what is the best (and most cost effective) solution to clean plastisol from squeegee and screen. Ink Wash at $18-20 per gallon?
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Re: Cleaning Squeeges

Postby d fleming » Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:10 pm

Mineral spirits, then pressure wash and remove stencil. I use a haze remover before final wash in spray booth.
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Re: Cleaning Squeeges

Postby taglessthreads.com » Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:39 am

It depends on the ink. Plastisol you can put aside for other jobs of the day. For water based I suggest cleaning the squeegees after every job.
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