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Old 08-22-2012, 11:13 AM   #1
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Default 1/16" Easy Mount Cushion

has lost its grip, which is making me lose mine.

Does anyone have a solution for this? Can I use Aleene's Tack it Over & Over as a fix or will that cause the foam to degrade further?

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Assuming you mean the cling against the acrylic block rather than the stick to the stamp itself - give it a wash. Warm water and a little mild detergent, rinse and then place stamp side down on some paper towel and let it air dry. Usually works wonders! The foam works by static cling and over time tiny bits of grit, the natural oils from your skin etc build up on the surface and that means it loses its super smoothness and a little spa treatment is all it needs to regain it.

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I can't find it now to save me, but somewhere I read that the 1/16" EZ Mount only had a one year warranty, whereas the thicker was pretty much guaranteed for the life of the stamp. Is the foam itself degrading, or has it just lost its "cling"? I know that a swipe with rubbing alcohol will restore stickiness to photopolymer (clear) stamps. I wonder if it would work with your foam? If not, I'd give the TIO&O a try on a couple of stamps and see what happens. If it works, then hooray for you! If not, you're no worse off than you are now, I'm thinkin'! It would be really helpful (to me, at least) if you could report back - I've been toying with the idea of adding some of this to my unmounted stamps, but will forgo it if this will be the result... Thanks and good luck!
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Gregzgurl- thanks for that tip about rubbing alcohol- I didn't know that. I have a few that are quite old & don't cling well.
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how have you been storing your cling stamps? the cling doesn't like cd cases etc and that can make it lose its cling if stored that way over time!
woul def try cleaning first tho.
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Also, what stamp cleaner do you use? Ultra Clean is awesome but it does have an "oily" feel and residue and it does case the cling to not stick. So doing as Joanne suggested and wash w/ mild soap and water and letting air dry should help if that is the cause. Good luck.
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I have trouble with SU! clings staying on the blocks right from the beginning! Any suggestions there?
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I was told that if you huff on the acrylic block before attaching the stamp helps a lot. Also, place your stamp rubber side down on your table and place your "huffed" acrylic block on top and press for 3 seconds. HTH
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I was told that if you huff on the acrylic block before attaching the stamp helps a lot. Also, place your stamp rubber side down on your table and place your "huffed" acrylic block on top and press for 3 seconds. HTH
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Thanks! I am going to try that!
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Reading this makes me even more glad that I have stuck with wood mounted---always ready to use as soon as they are picked up. Also, I like the feel of wood in my hand.
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I've never had a problem with SU stamps. They were the first clings I ever used and I just followed the instructions of applyng pressure for ten seconds.
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I have been buying mainly cling stamps lately because they save a lot of space and are cheaper, not to mention not chopping down trees for mounts. I have noticed on one set of older clings that they are starting to yellow. Does this mean they won't stamp right and is there a way to restore them? TIA, Lisa
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I don't have any cling stamps of the super thin mount, but I sure do love the the ones I have. I'm in the process of mounting all my unmounted rubber stamps on the cling cushion. I do love wood-mounted stamps but having the room is problematic. Just a quick money-saving tip. The best prices I've found for the cushion is at Stamper's Best. Visit Inkstainswithroni for a great site and coupon for Stamper's Best. You'll be glad you did!
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I don't have any cling stamps of the super thin mount, but I sure do love the the ones I have. I'm in the process of mounting all my unmounted rubber stamps on the cling cushion. I do love wood-mounted stamps but having the room is problematic. Just a quick money-saving tip. The best prices I've found for the cushion is at Stamper's Best. Visit Inkstainswithroni for a great site and coupon for Stamper's Best. You'll be glad you did!
I have a nice big stamp cabinet that my husband built with drawers that hold stamps two deep. I keep them in clam shell boxes by theme. When I don't have enough room for new stamps, I figure it is time to get rid of something or make do with what I have. I try to be very selective about what stamps I buy so that they are quite versatile. When I do get the urge to buy something new, I must assess what I have first. My husband is a wood worker, so he can make me wood mounts from scraps for the stamps I carve as well as any unmounted I may buy.
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how have you been storing your cling stamps? the cling doesn't like cd cases etc and that can make it lose its cling if stored that way over time!
woul def try cleaning first tho.
Why is it bad to store the cling stamps in CD cases? I am un-mounting mine and planned to store them in my old CD cases. Kimberly
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If by "cling" stamps you mean "clear" as opposed to the cushion with cling vinyl, then they are probably made from photopolymer. As the "photo" part of the name implies, they react to light, mainly by yellowing. It does not affect the quality of the stamp itself or the stamped image - it's just part of the deal. However, you should read the care instructions from the manufacturer to see if there are guidelines as to what to avoid. None of the clear stamps or cling-vinyl stamps play well with acetate, so definitely avoid that! There's nothing you can do to "restore" them to their non-yellow condition, though, as far as I know...

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the index stickers make them not stick well, I leave off the stickers and they are fine
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I found that using the thinnest clear plastic (available at fabric stores-used to cover tablecloths, I think) cut to fit over the side of the acrylic block that you cling your stamps to works wonders! I just bought about 8" of it (it's very wide) which costs pennies! I haven't cleaned a block or had a stamp fall off since I started using it a few months ago!
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I had been not putting on the stickers on my SU cling mount stamps as a hint my SIL told me, because she was having trouble with them sticking to the blocks as well. So, I had to try at least 1 set, and nope!! They won't stay on the blocks!! GRRR!! I have cleaned my blocks, and huffed and pressed, and they keep slipping right back off! Won't do that again!! Thanks for the hint on the vinyl!! Will have to go get some! I wonder if that will work for the thin cling foam as well?? I will have to try it and see! I have tons of CC Designs stamps mounted on that type!!
Thanks for that hint about the CD cases, I never heard that!! And that is how I have been storing mine, forever!!
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