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zimtimtim
05-02-2011, 04:24 PM
Silly question maybe..

Can i use meths or white spirit to wipe down after paint correction or even to clean surfaces when prepping for paint?

james_death
05-02-2011, 04:57 PM
Should be fine but dont go mad, and clean the panel well after.
Oh thats on a lacquered motor by the way, dont use that method if its not lacquered.

toni
05-02-2011, 05:33 PM
I would rather use a tar remover. At least it's 100% safe on paint and surely will remove polish lubricants.

philworrall
05-02-2011, 05:42 PM
Silly question maybe..

Can i use meths or white spirit to wipe down after paint correction or even to clean surfaces when prepping for paint?

White spirit is almost as good as 'panel wipe' if you are prepping a panel for painting. it is an excellent degreaser. I think that meths is probably as good but I have never used it myself.

HTH

P

zimtimtim
05-02-2011, 10:24 PM
Ok great. Thanks

Mr Yellow
06-02-2011, 01:28 PM
It should be said that the use of methylated spirits should be minimised. The addition of that methanol makes is very notably dangerous for the health. Much safer using something like isopropanol.

Dwayne
06-02-2011, 01:37 PM
I would stick to IPA and dilute 1:1. white spirit is almost designed to thin paint.

I would steer clear of the stuff :thumb:

zimtimtim
06-02-2011, 05:48 PM
I would stick to IPA and dilute 1:1. white spirit is almost designed to thin paint.

I would steer clear of the stuff :thumb:

Ok thanks . The reason for the question is that I have White spirit and wanted to know if it would be safe in paint to wipe down.

-Ashley-
06-02-2011, 06:29 PM
I also agree with Dwayne, what do you mainly use white spirit for? Thinning and removing paint. would recommend I.P.A, can be sourced cheaply if you look in the right places.

The only thing I have ever used white spirit for on my car was tar removal, but with that you only dab small areas, it's not like wiping down the whole car.

Ashley

-Raven-
07-02-2011, 06:56 AM
I might have to brush up on my chemistry, but panel wipe = naptha = white spirits = mineral spirits.

james_death
07-02-2011, 11:40 AM
I would stick to IPA and dilute 1:1. white spirit is almost designed to thin paint.

I would steer clear of the stuff :thumb:

We all advocate the use of ipa... But we were asked if ok to use the white spirit.

I took this to be is it ok to use if you dont have the ipa.

This stuff as said thins paint that is in a liquid suspension not cured and covered with laquar on a car.

It does not dissolve the paint it simply holds it in suspension.

As stated a wipe down and then another wash to clean the thinners off.

Its all down to the individual to take or ignore our advice we can only say from our own experiances.:thumb:

priceworth
07-02-2011, 02:01 PM
Can u dilute White spirit, then if you can it should be 100% safe at 1-1

james_death
07-02-2011, 02:04 PM
Can u dilute White spirit, then if you can it should be 100% safe at 1-1

You could dilute it but dont see the point its fine as it comes out the bottle.

BareFacedGeek
07-02-2011, 03:06 PM
Can u dilute White spirit, then if you can it should be 100% safe at 1-1
It is a petroleum distillate which will surely not mix with water.

priceworth
07-02-2011, 04:32 PM
yeah i guessed so, i think it's better if you just stick with IPA.

-Raven-
07-02-2011, 05:01 PM
yeah i guessed so, i think it's better if you just stick with IPA.it's a cleaning solvent, AKA panel wipe. :thumb:
Have a look at 3m wax and grease remover, it is petroleum distillate.

I use both IPA and panel wipe by the way.

Bueno
01-03-2011, 12:17 AM
Is 99% pure ipa okay?

james_death
01-03-2011, 12:34 AM
Is 99% pure ipa okay?
You can use it at that strength but we tend to dilute 1to1.:thumb:

Bueno
01-03-2011, 12:42 AM
with water right?

Bueno
01-03-2011, 12:48 AM
with water right?

james_death
01-03-2011, 12:52 AM
With distilled water dude, 1.50 for 2.5 litres i think in asda for one.

Bueno
01-03-2011, 05:44 PM
Do you use distilled water for diluting everything or just ipa?

-Raven-
02-03-2011, 02:55 AM
Do you use distilled water for diluting everything or just ipa?I use it for everything, but I get it from work so I have a steady and free supply.

-Raven-
02-03-2011, 02:57 AM
Is 99% pure ipa okay?
I use it pure to remove sealants, but 50/50 with water is great for everything.

Bueno
03-03-2011, 12:03 AM
Every thing? Would you care to elaborate?

-Raven-
03-03-2011, 01:54 AM
Anything you need to clean. Think of it as an alcohol based APC.
Windows, paint, interior trim, polish residue....

Most just use it for polish oil residue removal to assess the true condition of paint after polishing.

MAUI
03-03-2011, 03:30 AM
+;2659387']Most just use it for polish oil residue removal to assess the true condition of paint after polishing.

What's you thoughts on using mineral sprits instead of ipa for a polish removal (removing oils)?

-Raven-
03-03-2011, 04:21 AM
What's you thoughts on using mineral sprits instead of ipa for a polish removal (removing oils)?I don't use it, but from my petrochemical days, I think mineral spirits is the same as naptha, which is basically panel wipe. I might have to do some research into it, might ask a few local painters here in Aussie land what they use. I might look up on our MSDS system at work and see what I can find. If found some turtlewax products on there lol!

Ebbe J
03-03-2011, 08:33 AM
Use a silicone remover, it's stronger than IPA with demineralised water(50/50 - or even neat). There's usually a lot of xylene in it, so it's also great for removing stickers, tar, transport wax/grease etc., but use mask and gloves.

E.g. 1Z make one called 'Acrysol', but you can get it cheaper from automotive lacquer supply.

I tend to use IPA/Demineralised water throughout the details and when a panel is finished I wipe it over with silicone remover to check real correction level.

Kind regards,

Ebbe

Bueno
03-03-2011, 10:10 PM
Cheers guys! :thumb:

nixon
05-03-2011, 04:25 PM
I used some vodka this morning - from the bottle that we never opened and his been around for a couple of years (I think we all have one?).
Missus suggested taking it out in the glass bottle at 09:00 this morning to scare the neighbours (with rotary in hand!) but gave it a miss and used a random spare bottle instead :)
Anywhooo it worked a treat!