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videoman
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Yes, Harry did both sides which you can do, but I have very dry hands and prefer them to separate a little more easily. That video is pretty old and it's become well-known amongst stick users that treating one side works perfectly fine for most every purpose. It doesn't last quite as long but you can refresh it in 60 seconds so no big deal.

The ease and speed of application with no fumes or drying time is what really won me over with this product.

Poof, not sure about the center of your deck getting thicker. I've made dozens of decks for myself as well as others and have never experienced this. Of course I am only treating one card so maybe that is the difference. I've done several Phoenix DD decks and never experienced that either. Maybe you are applying too much. I've also made up about a dozen 40 card stacks of business cards for various forces and never had a thickening in the center. This is great doing just one side so that the card they end up with is totally clean with absolutely nothing for them to see or feel.

To me it is waaaay better than anything else on the market. I'm probably one of the few that have purchased more than one can of SF (OK, there are probably hundreds of us) but now I have a full unused can and another half a can of it just sitting there unused for 2 years. They are sitting there next to my cans of Plasti-Dip, Flex Sealant, Dull Cote and Krylon spray matte. I have a small collapsible spray booth that would allow me to spray an entire deck at a time, along with the masking shields from Card-Shark and I have retired all of them. Now if I need something treated I just make them up at my desk while watching a video or lecture on my computer.
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I very well may have applied too much. There is not a solid definition of "medium pressure". My medium may be his extra hard for all I know. This was also my first attempt and even with the difficulty I had, it still works properly, I just really notice the center bulge - but, with what the product actually is, there will always be a thicker spot where applied so even a very thin layer over (26 or 52) cards (whichever you prefer) it would have to add "something" although not noticeable to a layman.

In the end, I have the same stock of products you mention and use some more than others. I know that this is going to my "fix on the fly" kit and not my regular "Arts and Crafts sessions Days".
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I thought I posted this, but somehow, it didn't go through.i just received my roughing stick. It came in the box without any instructions or video link. Is there a place to access the vid?
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On Sep 29, 2018, jskalon wrote:
I thought I posted this, but somehow, it didn't go through.i just received my roughing stick. It came in the box without any instructions or video link. Is there a place to access the vid?


PM'ed you.
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On Sep 30, 2018, jskalon wrote:
I thought I posted this, but somehow, it didn't go through.i just received my roughing stick. It came in the box without any instructions or video link. Is there a place to access the vid?


The link is inside the box, under the Stick.
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I recently bought it and I noticed that it is leaving to much residue on the card. I wonder if there is any chance of it expiring? Anyone had theirs expired?
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I recently bought it and I noticed that it is leaving to much residue on the card. I wonder if there is any chance of it expiring? Anyone had theirs expired?


I have had one for several years. It still works like new. I find that each time I use it, I do best if I take a few "throw away cards" from old decks, or ad cards or jokers and practice / warm up until I get in the groove. I put a medium pressure to the middle of the back for most applications and have very rarely had too much residue.
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On Nov 1, 2018, ko_brian wrote:
I recently bought it and I noticed that it is leaving to much residue on the card. I wonder if there is any chance of it expiring? Anyone had theirs expired?


I have had one for several years. It still works like new. I find that each time I use it, I do best if I take a few "throw away cards" from old decks, or ad cards or jokers and practice / warm up until I get in the groove. I put a medium pressure to the middle of the back for most applications and have very rarely had too much residue.


Thank you very much for the tip, I’ll try it out!
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Does anyone know if this will work on other stock such as paper or color copies, or only playing card stock.
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I can vouch that it will work on business cards.

But I have also found that if you print on glossy photo paper it will act as its own R/S and no other treatment is necessary.
Applying blank self-adhesive label paper to the backs of those you do not wish to adhere allows those to slide freely.
PM me if anyone wishes more detailed info.
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Thank you.
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I received one from Stevens Magic recently. I am convinced that it is old and dried out. Barely works, even with much pressure on application.
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I received one from Stevens Magic recently. I am convinced that it is old and dried out. Barely works, even with much pressure on application.
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