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Posted: 9/11/2010 12:54:47 PM EDT
looking to paint handguards and stock with alumahyde. Is soap and water good enough to degrease for painting?
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 1:29:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/11/2010 1:30:43 PM EDT by lastchance]
I use brake cleaner with dura-coat not sure about the alumahyde. I always scrub it twice and let it dry,and I use rubber gloves to handle it after it dries. I would be scared of soap as it may leave a residue. Laquer thinner would most likely work also.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 1:43:19 PM EDT
I usualy use denatured alcohol to wipe every thing down. You just want to make sure there is no oil or grease on the part. Also lyou can lightly scuff with a scotchbrite pad or some fine grit sandpaper to give the paint a "tooth" to hold onto.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 3:54:11 PM EDT
I usually use a 2 step process. Maybe 3, I lose count some times. I spray with Formula 409, and then wash off with hot water and Dawn's dishwashing liquid.

Another rinse with hot water, and then a rub down with alcohol, and I am ready to paint.

It may be over kill, but it is relatively cheap, and it works.
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