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Re: Cult: Sticking Agent

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: Cult: Sticking Agent
  • From: Gerry Snyder <gcsnyd@loop.com>
  • Date: Sat, 21 Feb 1998 08:21:06 -0700 (MST)

Rika wrote:
> Chris Hollinshead wrote:
> > Steven & Sharlyn Rocha wrote:
> >
> > > Hello Everyone,
> > >         What is a good sticking agent to add for spraying?
> >
> > Just add a couple of drops of LIQUID dishwashing soap to the mix that
> > you are spraying.
> >
> Sorry - but I disagree -- the soap acts as a dispersal agent -- (will
> break up the active ingredients in the mixture)  If you add  oil to the
> mix, along with the soap, you will have a spreader or sticking agent
> which will be dispersed by the soap.

Soap/detergent acts as a wetting agent. It will let the gunk you are spraying
coat leaves where otherwise it would bead up and not do its job well.

Gerry, glad that LA is having a real winter (unliike the last two years)
gcsnyd@loop.com    AIS Region 15
Warm, winterless Los Angeles
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