Some auto painters supplement their wax and grease remover cleaning with an additional wipe down using an auto glass cleaner. This will ensure super clean and dry surfaces are achieved.
Ammonia in auto glass cleaner helps to disperse and evaporate moisture, as well as to pick up missed spots of wax or dirt residue. Instead of wetting a cloth with auto glass cleaner, you would spray the material on surfaces and wipe it off with a clean, dry, lint free cloth.
Take the time to wipe the body surface with a tack cloth just before the actual painting begins.
Tack cloths are made from a material that allows it to pick up and retain very fine particles of lint, dust, and other debris.
Although wax and grease removers work well to get rid of contaminants like wax and grease, tack cloths work best for removing tiny pieces of cloth fiber and other items that could easily cause imperfections in paint finishes.
Go over every square inch of body surfaces that will be exposed to paint materials to be certain that all traces of lint are removed. This should guarantee that debris is not blown over onto painted surfaces during the paint process.
Who should use tack cloths?
A tack cloth is very important if you don't have ideal surroundings for your paint job to take place in. Remember to only rub the tack cloth gently against the surface you are going to paint.
Tack cloths are available to buy at any auto paint supply store. Their cost is minimal, especially when compared to the kind of intricate dust and lint removal they provide.
Open and unfold tack cloths and then lightly fold them back again. This will loosen them up to make them more manageable.
Tack cloths have a limited life span so be sure to take note of any package instructions or user recommendations to ensure adequate and complete cleaning is achieved at all times.
Safety Disclaimer: Always follow the recommendations of your nearest auto paint supply store or by referring to the manufacturer's application guides and information sheets when dealing with any type of auto paint product or piece of equipment.
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