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Flamexing Issues - Help

Discussion in 'Scenery, Props, and Rigging' started by starkradio, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. starkradio

    starkradio Member

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    I am trying to flamex synthetic drape panels using Roscoflamex S33 as directed, undiluted, using a hudson sprayer with medium nozzle on the back of the fabric, not immersion, as tests to a sample showed bleedthrough and residue on the face of the fabric. When I apply it, some areas immediately splotch dark. I am guessing it is due to a reaction between the acid dye base in the fabric and the alkaline flamex. Anyone experience this? How to solve?
     
  2. Footer

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    I don't believe there is any way around this issue, might be worth it to give rosco a call. Anytime I have dealed with flameproofing the fabric is flameproofed before painting or dyeing.
     
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    I will be calling them tomorrow, and will post their response. Thank you!
     
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    Probably too late, But I agree with Footer. That call to Rosco is a good idea. I am wondering, however, what type of fabric it is as a lot of synthetics are manufactured to be IFR < inheirently flame retardent> .
    If this is the case with this aprticular fabric Flamexing may be redundant.

    Local fire codes / rules may differ. Any advice given pertaining to fire safety is always superceded by your local authority.
     

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