Posted by Robert N Pruden on May 26, 2005

Matt, I have used acetone very successfully in the past. It gets all the fine particles off and leaves no residue, evaporates almost immediately. I can't speak for using lacquer thinner but you will want to be careful that it doesn't leave any waxy or oily residues. Some thinners do this. Any such residue present on the wood during glassing absolutely will ruin your bid to glass the boat. Tread carefully when using solvents. Also, the beauty of using acetone is that it attracts moisture, so your wood surface will be dry as a bone (ideal) when you start glassing. That will enhance bonding of the epoxy to the wood.

Robert N Pruden

In Response to: Wipe Down prior to Glass? by Matt Croce on May 26, 2005