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Offline RotoTech99

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Reproduction base pads with adhesion troubles...
« on: August 05, 2019, 09:53:43 AM »
Dear Forum:

Has any of our forum ever had trouble with reproduction base pads for WE Sculptura or Princess pads not adhering to the bases they were applied to?

One issue along this line I've ran into was the adhesive film that is on the cork pad will come off on the paper backing you remove to apply the pad.

This happened mainly with Princess phones, but also with WE Sculptura sets... I'm guessing humidity and temperatures cause it, but I'm not sure.

Do you have any ideas or suggestions, or possibly a phone base pad "horror story" similar to what I've described, please?

I like the repro base pads, but I'd like them more if they stayed on what they are applied to.

RotoTech99

Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: Reproduction base pads with adhesion troubles...
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2019, 05:49:56 PM »
Dear Forum:

Has any of our forum ever had trouble with reproduction base pads for WE Sculptura or Princess pads not adhering to the bases they were applied to?

One issue along this line I've ran into was the adhesive film that is on the cork pad will come off on the paper backing you remove to apply the pad.

This happened mainly with Princess phones, but also with WE Sculptura sets... I'm guessing humidity and temperatures cause it, but I'm not sure.

Do you have any ideas or suggestions, or possibly a phone base pad "horror story" similar to what I've described, please?

I like the repro base pads, but I'd like them more if they stayed on what they are applied to.

RotoTech99
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Offline Key2871

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Re: Reproduction base pads with adhesion troubles...
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2019, 06:57:52 PM »
Try using a hair drier the heat actually makes it easier to remove the backing exposing the adhesive.
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Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Reproduction base pads with adhesion troubles...
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2019, 06:47:15 AM »
Another point when using these type of stick on products is to be sure the surface is absolutley clean, dry, free of any old adhesive and any cleaning agent residue. Using a hair dryer to remove the film is a great idea. Heating the pad after application might even help it to bond to the surface. Combined with a properly prepared surface that should yield satisfactory results.
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