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Old Nov 17, 2006, 10:18 PM
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Cleaning "color" off Monokote


I was covering my fuse blue and went to orange for the horizontal stab and didn't realize some blue had gotton on my irons shoe.... Now I have some Blue on my orange (or chocolate in my peanut butter!)

Does anyone know how to get it off or is it better to just lay a strip down over the top.

Mike
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Old Nov 17, 2006, 10:44 PM
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My guess, Mike, is that anything that removed the blue would be sure to remove the orange as well. By accident I found that the solvent for F2 contact adhesive removed colour (sorry, color!) from my coating. Good luck!
Old Nov 17, 2006, 11:32 PM
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I have had luck with using the iron itself to get it off. After you clean the iron, rub it on the spot that got the wrong color until it rubs off. It usually works pretty well. Good luck
Old Nov 18, 2006, 12:02 PM
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I've used a razor blade carefully to kind of scrape it off. You have to be careful but I would say don't try it. I'm young and my eyes are good enough to look as close as I want them to. Good luck!
Old Nov 19, 2006, 03:49 AM
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ok.. thanks... think I"ll just lay another thin strip over it... and the fix will be to be sure to use a clean shoe between colors !!
Mike
Old Nov 19, 2006, 11:22 AM
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If you have been getting the "problem" of "transferring colo(u)r" from the covering to your iron, you have the heat setting too high.

Are you using a "sock" on your iron ?
Old Nov 20, 2006, 12:04 PM
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no.. no sock... setting is at 3/4... I will lower and see how that does...
Thanks..

Can you clean those socks in the washer??? or cna i use just and "old" sock?

Mike
Old Nov 20, 2006, 03:38 PM
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I use ordinary paint thinner/solvent ("white spirit") to clean off the surface of Solarfilm if I get marks on it like you have. It will probably work with Monocote too. Just be sure not to let it run under the seams, otherwise it will probably debond your covering.
Old Nov 21, 2006, 02:13 PM
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I use ordinary paint thinner/solvent ("white spirit") to clean off the surface of Solarfilm if I get marks on it like you have. It will probably work with Monocote too. Just be sure not to let it run under the seams, otherwise it will probably debond your covering.
thanks.. i have some of that.. didnt think to use it.. i will apply carefully and see what happens..
Mike
Old Nov 21, 2006, 03:19 PM
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The color is in the adhesive so on the lower side of the covering. If you got some smeared on the upper side of the blue covering from the iron, just use a soft tissue or cloth with some acetone and it will wipe right off with no damage to the covering underneith the smear. The acetone will disolve the adhesive quite easily.
Old Nov 21, 2006, 05:30 PM
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FWIW,

i never use an iron sock. I find it actually is the source of many film scratches. As I was taught, many years ago, to scrub the iron with a sctch brite pad until it is smooth. If it is still rough you can use some ultra fine sand paper or even some wet dry paper to take out the roughness.

If you take care of your iron it will never leave scratches. Don't take my word for it. It is hard to believe but it is better without the sock.Try it on some scrap. If it works for you, you can save some money on socks


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Old Nov 22, 2006, 03:21 AM
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EHHHHHHHHHHHHHHYYYYYYY I'll try it !


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