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Post  Chrs777 on Sun 12 Mar 2017, 12:07 pm

I have white spirits which are not recommended to use for degreasing the metal work before paint.
Any suggestions on what to use to get a sound surface for the primer ?
I'm thinking wire wool and chain degreaser, then a clean off with clean rag ??

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Post  lynnr on Sun 12 Mar 2017, 2:21 pm

I use general purpose Tetrosyl Pre-Wipe Degreaser 5L. Non residue cleaner and leaves panels squeaky clean.
Then acid etch primer, high build epoxy primer. Then top coates. Using the pre-wipe between every application etc.

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Post  Chrs777 on Sun 12 Mar 2017, 2:48 pm

Thank you. Where do you get the pre wipe from ? B and q , or halfords ?

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Post  lynnr on Sun 12 Mar 2017, 2:51 pm

I get mine from the local paint factors.

But you can get it on Amazon

https://www.amazon.co.uk/PWD005-Tetrosyl-Pre-Wipe-Degreaser-5Lt/dp/B009M4JTAM
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Post  Chrs777 on Sun 12 Mar 2017, 3:06 pm

Much appreciated. Thanks for the help.

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Post  Robfishman on Sun 12 Mar 2017, 8:40 pm

I've used Swarfega Jizer Parts Degreaser, it also has a built in rust inhibitor.  Water rinsable and quickly dissolve heavy deposits of mineral oil, grease, and a host of other deposits.  It can be purchased in 5 litre cans from any good car factors.  I put some in a spray bottle for use.  

After that I etch prime and coach enamel base and top coats.

http://www.autosessive.com/products/61711/swarfega-jizer-parts-degreaser-5l?fo_c=1195&fo_k=bf88b6fefb1deea76a56d618d0b34b09&fo_s=gplauk&gclid=Cj0KEQiAgJTGBRDLr5_az_Ouk44BEiQAIxaA4jSJYg-a4X1n7uVoJCNpl-j4rbfB5tkJ1MMSpHFfxTEaAjbB8P8HAQ
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Post  Chrs777 on Mon 13 Mar 2017, 6:49 am

Thank you very much robfishman. Good to have options 😊

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Post  NorfolkModelSteam on Mon 13 Mar 2017, 7:53 pm

Thank you for asking the question and the comments, I ordered a 5L can of the Swarfega yesterday as it was available for quick delivery from Amazon!

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Post  Chrs777 on Tue 14 Mar 2017, 7:59 am

I searched yesterday for the degreasers mentioned above, and could not find any locally . As I couldn't wait, I had to buy some brake and clutch cleaner which is residue free. I will let you know how it works. Craft master have told me also that I don't need to use etch primer on metals such as the steel wheels,spokes,hubs, just to use their normal primer.

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Post  Robfishman on Tue 14 Mar 2017, 8:52 pm

Let me know how it goes with not using etch primer, will be interesting to see and will same me a bit of work on the roller.
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Post  Chrs777 on Tue 14 Mar 2017, 9:11 pm

Yes I will let you know. The etch primer is for brass, bronze and copper etc. If you are on Facebook my name on there is Chris topher. I can share photos on there.

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Post  calimods on Thu 23 Mar 2017, 1:38 pm

I use brake & clutch cleaner, as advised by my wagon mechanic friend who says it's the best thing for degreasing.
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Post  Chrs777 on Thu 23 Mar 2017, 3:16 pm

Yep. I've been using it and it works very well, is cheaper too, at 9.90 per 5ltr.

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Post  Chrs777 on Thu 23 Mar 2017, 3:19 pm

The primer I used was good and did the job. Don't see the need for etch primer on steel.maybe it makes a difference, but none that I'm aware of.

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