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Offline Maxie

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Chemical to dissolve plastisol
« on: May 19, 2018, 05:06:47 PM »
Is there anything that will dissolve plastisol?
Cleaning my mixing paddles is a pain and I’d like a chemical that will dissolve the plastisol.
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Re: Chemical to dissolve plastisol
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2018, 05:37:23 PM »
That's a pretty easy one.
Any plastisol screen wash, or if you don't mind petro-chemicals, plain old paint thinner.
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Re: Chemical to dissolve plastisol
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2018, 06:10:28 PM »
That's a pretty easy one.
Any plastisol screen wash, or if you don't mind petro-chemicals, plain old paint thinner.

Makes me almost afraid to ask..........how was he doing it before this question was posed?   ;D 
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Re: Chemical to dissolve plastisol
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2018, 12:31:39 AM »
I remove as much as I can with a spatula.
Then I remove more with a old t shirt.
Finally I use IR26 but it’s hard to get into the corners.
I’d like a chemical that I can put the spatula in, maybe still connected to the drill press, stir awhile and put it out clean.     I’ll try thinners.
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Re: Chemical to dissolve plastisol
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2018, 08:12:55 AM »
Maxie:  Do you have access to a device like in the link?

https://www.ccidom.com/us/en/products/squeegee-cleaners/

Most larger shops (1-2 auto plus) will have one.  For cleaning your tools, I find it indispensable.
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Re: Chemical to dissolve plastisol
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2018, 08:11:59 PM »
I remove as much as I can with a spatula.
Then I remove more with a old t shirt.

After salvaging as much as I can back into the can, I spray ink screen wash on the item (mixing spatula or squeegee),  and wipe off with paper towels.  May take two spray applications to remove it all.
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Re: Chemical to dissolve plastisol
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2018, 12:19:14 AM »
Is there anything that will dissolve plastisol?
Cleaning my mixing paddles is a pain and I’d like a chemical that will dissolve the plastisol.
mixing paddles are cheap. Buy enough for most colors you use and forget about cleaning them. . .

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Re: Chemical to dissolve plastisol
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2018, 01:04:42 PM »
I have came across this problem a little while ago, since then I bought Ecotex Plastisol Screen Wash from Screen Print Direct. This stuff works great!

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Re: Chemical to dissolve plastisol
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2018, 01:57:11 PM »
I used Lacquer Thinner for years... why am I basically healthy? I don't know. I know I don't have to say this, but please don't use lacquer thinner. We use mineral spirits and ICC spray 'n wipe, I forget the number.

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Re: Chemical to dissolve plastisol
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2018, 03:30:59 PM »
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Re: Chemical to dissolve plastisol
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2018, 09:26:27 PM »
this stuff works nice is not expensive and harmless as a butterfly.
https://products.franmar.com/collections/screen-printing/products/plastisol-ink-remover-bean-e-doo

This stuff is better but more expensive. Also reported to be harmless and enviro safe.
https://products.franmar.com/collections/screen-printing/products/multipurpose-ink-remover-greeneway
MSDS sheets will tell the real story.

For ink mixing we use these and never clean them just keep them in the ink and switching buckets when a new bucket is cracked open. You can mix in one directuin and pull ink up from bottom of the bucket then reverse the drill and push the ink down from the top.
Only drawback is they are torque monsters in the ink reall puts a load on the adverage electric  drill
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Re: Chemical to dissolve plastisol
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2018, 09:42:18 AM »
If anybody wants 15 gallons of OzzyJuice come get it.  Our washer broke and I didn't want to shell out for a new one, so I built one from a commercial sink.