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Old 07-09-2011, 07:55 AM
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I prepped a cabin bulkhead for painting this morning and now am waiting for the cooler evening weather for the first coat. I have sanded and then vacuumed the dust. What is a good common solvent for a wipedown before painting? I have acetone but am worried it could cause fisheye. The paint is Petit single part Easypoxy.
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Old 07-09-2011, 08:04 AM
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I prepped a cabin bulkhead for painting this morning and now am waiting for the cooler evening weather for the first coat. I have sanded and then vacuumed the dust. What is a good common solvent for a wipedown before painting? I have acetone but am worried it could cause fisheye. The paint is Petit single part Easypoxy.
Most paint I've ever used has instructions printed on the label. If there is nothing listed, I would use whatever the recommended thinner or brush cleaner is recommended.
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Old 07-09-2011, 08:11 AM
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That was my intent, but they call for a Petit numbered solvent that is hard to find locally, so I am willing to take the chance on something close.
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That was my intent, but they call for a Petit numbered solvent that is hard to find locally, so I am willing to take the chance on something close.
That was a good plan. I'm sorry, I don't know what to use unless you can find a way to find out what the solvent actually is. Is there a place near you that paints boats and would know a suitable solvent?
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Old 07-09-2011, 10:17 AM
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Ya just put a little on - BTW I have used that stuff = good - I found that a 4" foam roller worked best, you could get the end in anywhere and it held the paint good
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Originally Posted by eggsuckindog View Post
Ya just put a little on - BTW I have sued that stuff = good - I found that a 4" foam roller worked best, you could get the end in anywhere
Excellent and timely as I am about to run to Home Depot for rollers.
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