any tips for Spray Mounting???
Posted 10 July 2012 - 04:54 PM
Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:08 PM
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:11 PM
Edited by Peter, 10 July 2012 - 09:12 PM.
Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:29 PM
I wasn't aware that as soon as the spray adhesive tacks there is no room for error, once the print and foamcore touch it's as good as cemented. I have seen where people buy a larger piece of foamcore to allow for cutting away the excess but unfortunately I have precut 10x15 foamcore for 10x15 prints....Any suggestions to make proper placement easier would be greatly appreciated!!!Thanks
I have done a lot of mounting and I use 3M Super 77 Spray Adhesive. I absolutely do not recommend you do this and expect to get the best results the first time out, you will be greatly disappointed. There is ZERO margin of error as the tack begins almost on contact. Once that happens, you are committed for good or bad.
If you absolutely have to go this route, you have to practise first and still, the success/failure ratio is not good. Terry's suggestions are good ones. I have found once you tack down an edge and it is square, work from the centre out. Getting the air out and keeping it smooth are everything. A roller is a really good tool and you have to work fast.
If you spray unevenly, this will show up as lumps! Keep the can at least one foot away and constantly move it side to side to avoid too much glue in one spot.
Dry mount is much better, as Peter suggests.
Posted 11 July 2012 - 06:11 AM
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