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Jan 11, 2007, 12:26 PM
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Thanks, do you use a sock on the iron with the Solite.
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Jan 11, 2007, 12:42 PM
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Always use a sock - especially with So-lite.
Jan 11, 2007, 12:44 PM
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Also -- change the sock when you change colors...
Jan 11, 2007, 12:45 PM
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Sorry, I've never used a sock. But, I do clean the iron frequently and when changing colors.

Jan 11, 2007, 01:45 PM
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That's funny, I use the same sock on my iron with all colors and have never had a problem. The color doesn't transfer to the iron, so I'm not sure why you'd have to keep changing socks. Maybe you guys push down on the covering more than me or something. I just glide the iron over the surface and let the heat do the work.
Jan 11, 2007, 02:17 PM
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Yes -- the color transfers to the sock. Then, it transfers from the sock to the (other) color...

White is the worst to deal with (with yellow a close second) -- I get blue and red (and sometimes black) smudges on white and yellow all the time...

Change the sock when you change colors. Ideally, you would have one sock for each color.
Jan 11, 2007, 02:41 PM
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Yep, the color transfers only when you are around an edge that peels back just a little. Then it really transfers once you get it on the iron to the whites and yellows.
Jan 11, 2007, 03:05 PM
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I know this is a mostly a solite thread, but I've got blue and red on my sock from solarfilm, and it does come off on the white here and there, but I've never had any trouble getting the red or blue color off the white with a little 409 and a rag. Maybe solite is different? Maybe I've been lucky or something.
Jan 11, 2007, 03:23 PM
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I only use solarfilm for everything and I'm with you, when it does get on the iron a paper towel and a little ironx (purchase from tower) and it comes off. However, it's been too long for me and so-lite to know if it does the same. I would suspect that it does.
Jan 11, 2007, 04:12 PM
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Solite and solarfilm both do it. So do all the other coverings I've used (monokote, airspan, litespan, solartex, econokote) when you work at the edges with too much heat.

Jan 11, 2007, 05:07 PM
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Wiping with a little acetone on a rag seems to easily take off the transfered color.
Jan 11, 2007, 07:55 PM
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My $.02 worth.

Use an old white T-shirt wrapped around the iron. No need to purchase socks. Just clean out the old undershirt drawer. Sometimes, I cut the T-shirt into smaller more manageable sections. When one spot gets messed up, just slide it over, re-twist and keep on covering.

My other $.02 suggestion or advise. Never cover without the sock or other covering. The bare iron will scratch up your covering.
Mar 31, 2007, 01:45 AM
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Js there any film that looks like real chrome..??
For letters, etc.

Thanks, Larry