Good quality scrim

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  1. ptwindows

    ptwindows Newcomer
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    Does anyone know where I can get some good quality scrim? the new stuff ive bought hardly absorbs any water?

    Cheers
     
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  2. Smurf

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    Did you boil it to break it in first?
     
  3. cheapncheerful

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    yeh I had some of that...weird stuff...but unfortunately mr taytay stopped me from buying scrim.....I now use my taytay cloth...or suppose its called microfibre..

    but I still use scrim for sils and have put three gud uns away for a nostalgia trip ....:D

    I was very lucky to find a full roll off ebay ...wish I could get another..I just love the smell and feel ...I miss it...
     
  4. boarcity

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    unger scrim takes a few washes and uses Before it starts to work. probably at least 4 washes .

    and each batch varies , i bought a few last year took weeks to break in -then were good
     
  5. windowsurfer

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    I found one of my scrims at a shop that I do every 2 weeks, I thought it was a piece of cardboard, then I thought heh, is that a scrim, yes it was, it had been driven over a good few times. I threw on the back of the car, then forgot it was there, drove several miles, it was still there, thats what makes a good scrim, loyalty:rolleyes:.

    I have found new scrims are really annoying, fibres come off all the time, until they are washed several times. Ive got unger scrims.
     
  6. cheapncheerful

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    yep me found one over the road nicely sitting waiting for me...:D
     
  7. norm

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    scrim is like windys
    older they get eh more wrinkly they become
    eh and more mature and broken in
     
  8. boarcity

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    #8 boarcity, Feb 28, 2015
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    id like to go on a tour round a scrim factory. somewhere i read that the unger mill is in deepest darkest europe and that scrim is not woven on a regular loom ,so id like to see it for myself .

    couple of yrs ago i was in the windowcleancentre store in downtown ipswich, jus browsing and i happened to see a pallet load of grade A Unger scrim , so i leaned on it a few seconds, then i moved off . a minute or so later the store owner appeared from out the back and asked did i want to buy a palletload of scrim. At that point i realized he had been watching me thru a peep hole in the wall/ or possibly a 2 way mirror!
     
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  10. Eviestevie

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    Boil it!then boil it again!then boil again a thousand times till it's almost see thru bang it radiator then u have a good scrim
     
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