Forum > Rants and Raves > Waisted £100 On Shawnnaughty Film

Tonyshd2 Posted 24-Apr-2013 16:39
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Load of rubbish. used 4 differant activators and the film did not react . Then just partly reacted and stayed wrinkeld, Then fell apart. Never again will i use shawnnaughty.

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Hydro-H Posted 24-Apr-2013 22:20
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Hi Tony, obviously we have spoke about this in our conversation.
I feel your frustration as one thing worse than  having problems dipping as a newbie is having problems with your £11 a metre film.
Many customers will confirm I would never recommend these films for new starters .
Shawnaughty films are very heavily inked patterns and need precise  activator application with good atomisation. Too little and you get pin holes and film not sticking, too much and the ink degrades leaving a faded or torn print.
 They are for the more experienced dipper in my opinion and are films you work up to as you gain experience.
This is made harder with aerosol cans which you were using and much harder with an unbranded unknown activator formula you were using that you had canned yourself with no knowledge of the propellant you was mixing with. You were doomed from the start unfortunately.
The fact that the film didn't glass up , straight away points to the activator. As discussed you did have the film the right way up so this wasn't the problem and your water temp was good.
I printed a speed shape and sent you a photo done with the same film off the same roll you had but with our aerosol activator so you can be assured the film is good.
We are here to help and get people dipping. It's a shame you didn't contact us after the first couple of  metres and not after you had used it all.
Again I would say to people.. Use a quality branded activator 





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Tonyshd2 Posted 12-May-2013 17:38
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  After playing around with new film and trying your activator i have at last had some thing come out right .After talking to terry on the  phone and being a great help i have come to the conclusion it is just a very fine balance of activator. The polish activator and the activator i received from here are 2 different animals and both work differently with different films. Its a mine field of activators and films and will i think take a long time and effort to work out what films need the stronger activator  and what ones need the more delicate approach. Thanks again for your time and help.Tony..

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