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post #1 of 4 Old 02-07-2013, 03:54 AM Thread Starter
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metal prep for paint what you use and why

I'll be painting my jeep soon. My buddy is in body work and likes to use acetone for metal prep. I've used zep fast evap id red at work for a different application but like it and I can see the merit in possibly using it for paint prep. What do you use. and is there a reason one or the other does a better job. I'm new to paint so i just want it done right. I could be overthinking this but tell me what you think. I will be painting mostly sandblasted bare metal.

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Acetone here.
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There are many different brands of Acetone. In it's pure form it would be OK. However, pure acetone is not avaialble to the general public. Acetone you can buy may have many different components in it depending on the manufacturer.

Go to your local paint store and ask for Grease/Wax/Silicone remover. Some of your parts stores may have it in smaller quantities.
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X2 on the wax and grease remover. On junk I also have used Brake Clean when out of W&G remover.


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