Thread: Balsaloc
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Old 11-10-2005, 02:18 PM
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Default RE: Balsaloc

There is a fabric formula of Balsarite sold by the Coverite (21st Century) people that might be good to use. I don't know anything about balsaloc so I have no idea if it is supposed to mix with water. Balsarite is solvent based and thins with lacquer thinner.

When shrinking fabric you have to keep the heat away from the seams to prevent lifting. Not sure what to do about the sags other than keep shrinking.

<< I wrote this assuming 21st Century Fabric. I just remembered they also have film covering>>

There is also a film formula of Balsarite. I have mostly used Ultracoat and it seems to work about the same with or without the Balsarite. If I get the edges too hot they will lift and usually will not stick back down.