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Black Detail Cleaning [message #31238] Wed, 20 July 2011 22:55 UTC Go to next message
avatar ana  is currently offline ana
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Hi guys, I may be helping out with a last minute Black Detail cleaning job for a friend. Does anyone have any tips on the best way to go about it? Methods, cleaning solutions, whatever...

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Re: Black Detail Cleaning [message #31239 is a reply to message #31238 ] Wed, 20 July 2011 23:08 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar BillBedford  is currently offline BillBedford
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Soak it in caustic soda, for abou 20 minutes to get rid of the support material. Then you can use fine wet and dry if there is any stepping.

If you don't like the idea of caustic sode you can use ammonia, but it will take longer to work.


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Re: Black Detail Cleaning [message #31240 is a reply to message #31239 ] Wed, 20 July 2011 23:11 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ah, thanks Bill! Is this something you've tried before?


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Re: Black Detail Cleaning [message #31242 is a reply to message #31240 ] Wed, 20 July 2011 23:32 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yep. I had one batch of detail that still had all the support sttuff left on, yeuch horrible stuff........

[Updated on: Wed, 20 July 2011 23:33 UTC]


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Re: Black Detail Cleaning [message #31273 is a reply to message #31240 ] Thu, 21 July 2011 07:39 UTC Go to previous message
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+1 to caustic soda (sodium hydroxide/lye), make the water slightly warm and the support material disolves away, you might need to give small detail areas a scrub with an old toothbrush though.


 
   
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