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How to clean sticky softbox masks

 
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Sep 13, 2011 10:31 |  #1

Hello all,
I was just gtiven an older Photoflex softbox complete with louvers and masks. The silver coating side of the masks are sticky to the touch. I was able to unfold the masks to air out without damaging the surface. Is there any cleaner mild enough to not damage the coating?

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Sep 13, 2011 14:53 |  #2

Try lighter fluid and a tissue. I used it on art projects and any sticky compound. Just apply to tissue and rub gently. Try a small area first.


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Sep 13, 2011 22:13 |  #3
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ukcyberboy wrote in post #13097501 (external link)
Try lighter fluid

really! lighter fluid... not exactly the liquid you want around lights or electricity.

Try a product called UN-DO. It is a sticker residue remover, and it will take off just about anything. It is probably flammable, it has some alcohol in it, but it evaporates within seconds and doesn't leave any smell.




  
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Sep 13, 2011 23:04 |  #4

Thanks guys. I have some lighter fluid, non-acetone nail polish remover and goo gone to experiment with this weekend. Never heard of UN-DO, will look for it. I was hoping somebody had already discovered something that worked.

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Sep 14, 2011 03:06 |  #5

KurtGoss wrote in post #13099593 (external link)
really! lighter fluid... not exactly the liquid you want around lights or electricity.

Try a product called UN-DO. It is a sticker residue remover, and it will take off just about anything. It is probably flammable, it has some alcohol in it, but it evaporates within seconds and doesn't leave any smell.

The beauty of lighter fluid is it evapourates, it is just for cleaning.


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