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post #6 of (permalink) Old 01-01-2002, 11:56 PM
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Re: Newbie Question

NEVER EVER USE BRAKE FLUID ON ANY SURFACE YOU WANT TO PAINT!
The chemical makeup of DOT 3 brake fluid is so fine that it can penetrate into the pours several different kinds of metal.
You will always have that 'Mystery Spot' that won't hold paint or primer for very long...
I had to replace the fender on a 69 SS Camaro because I dribbled DOT 3 on the unpreped fender, and 3 paint jobs later the paint and body guy finally asked me if I had ever spilled brake fluid on the fender while it was stripped....
("Duh... Well.... Yes, I did... How did you know?"... I said, with finger up nose...)[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]
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There are several chemical paint strippers.
'Zip Strip' is the only one I've had any experience with. Ate the tennis shoes right off my feet, along with large patches of skin off my hands and wrists.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/shocked.gif[/img]
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3-M makes a green pad with little 'fingers' that goes in your drill that does a really good job. (hard on your thumb if you get it in the way...

Here is the beginning paint and body mans' best friend...
http://www.eastwoodtools.com/

Here are a couple of more great sites for specialty tools...
General tools http://www.tptools.com/ (lots of paint and body guy stuff here)
Specialty engine tools http://www.goodson.com
DON'T FORGET TO ORDER FREE CATALOGS WHILE YOU ARE ON THOSE SITES!
Lots of little stuff in the catalogs that is just too cool...

Enjoy.

So many cats, so few recipes...
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