Need help sourcing product

danvestate

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Hello fellow grumblers!

I need help soucing a certain product used to clean grease marks and scuffs from matboard. One of my customers said she used to be able to get this product in a spray bottle, which produced a white powder that you wiped off the matboard. Can anyone help?

Daniel Cochrane
 

Bill Henry-

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In my experience most chemicals will either raise or discolor ( discolour, eh?) the surface of the mat board.

I’ve had limited success using naphtha (Ronsonol lighter fluid) and a Q-tip “rolled” and not rubbed over a grease stain.

But you might try an “eraser” gum pad (#2620 in the United Catalog).
 

Framerguy

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Dan,

If the scuffs are on one of the culprit matboards like certain dark greens and black, you can use those "dry cleaning" pads that Bill mentioned if the scuff is only on the surface. These board colors scuff by simply dragging another board across their surface (as in the warehouse guys pulling one out of a bin and dragging the corner over the adjacent board).

Greasy fingerprints are best minimized by washing your hands before touching a board. (That wasn't meant to be sarcastic.) Sometimes the dry cleaning pads will pull out most of the grease mark but not always. Sometimes naptha will work but not always. Sometimes Unseal will work but not always. Sometimes you have to bite the bullet, admit that you pulled out that board after downing a Big Mac and fries and use another board.
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framah

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I remove scuffs from matboards by wetting a Q-tip with some distilled water and wringing it out so it is moist and swiping it the length of the scuff. I let it dry and, usually, it is gone. If not completely gone, I'll swipe again. Swiping is lightly done verses rubbing or scrubbing.
A scuff is a slight burnishing of the fibers and slightly wetting it raises the fibers. Most times it works just fine.
Grease (oily fingers), on the other hand SOMETIMES comes out with a little unseal. Usually not, tho. At that point, I figure I've already ruined it so I might as well experiment on it.
 

Mitch

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Doesn't anyone use spit to get rid of the scuffs any more?

Sometimes the K2R will work on oily stains.(light mat board and light stain) .....................................Results are .............................................spotty.

Mitch
 
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