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Re: Paint prep
Posted by Steve Miller on Aug 14, 2005
I am of the opinion that the CLC advice to use denatured alcohol is the right one. Other solvents can contaminate the surface or cause bubbles in your varnish. However I believe that the "ready to paint in minutes" is too fast. I will wait overnight after wet sanding, rinsing and drying the boat. Then I wipe with the alcohol and wait for at least an hour. Any sooner and your varnish will have more bubbles. This is not a time to rush. And that hour wait gives time for any dust in the room to settle.
In Response to: Re: Paint prep by Moe on Aug 12, 2005