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What can one use to strip any oils, etc off bare metal in preparation for primering and painting?

In the past I have sandblasted, but my latest project is very small and the sandblaster is unavailable.
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Re: prepping bare metal for primering

acetone works good.
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Re: prepping bare metal for primering

acetone works good.....brake parts cleaner works decent in a pinch...

dx330 is what most ppg bodyshops use. personally i just wash the item off and dry it...then wipe it down with a tack cloth and 9 times out of 10 it works pretty good. and tack clotchs can be had at any woodworking supply store pretty cheap. [img]images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
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Re: prepping bare metal for primering

I use Prepsol or laquer thinner. I'll start with brake cleaner if I know it is oily. I like chemicals [img]images/graemlins/headspin.gif[/img]
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Chemicals? Did some one say chemicals?

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DX330 -- yes I believe I used something like that -- came in a purple can and made me see colors and flying bananas.
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Re: prepping bare metal for primering

Thanks everyone for the replies!

I rushed out in a buying frenzy to my local Home Despot and bought a can of acetone. it workd great although I had to use a bit of elbow grease to get rid of the residue left behind. The etching primer went on well.

Now I have a nice, painted platform over the dash of the "SJ-425" for the GPS and refreshing beverage cupholders...[img]images/graemlins/givemebeer.gif[/img] (Dr. Pepper and Mt. Dew)
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