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My current project is at the point of being ready to prime. The case has been deriveted and sanded. Its currently coated in this fine sooty dust which obviously has to go. I know about rubbing alcohol and tack rags etc, but short of putting the parts under a garden hose what should I use for the this initial bath that it needs? Can anyone recommend some sort of pre-prime/pre-paint degreasers, or something? I dont know much about that stuff.

the project I am speaking of is linked in my sig if you want to see where I am at.

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There are a number of different products you can use, one is wax and grease remover and is made for this. If you cannot get this then you could use acetone, low odor varsol, mineral spirits. DO NOT USE TERPINTINE, it is not made for this and leaves residue behind. If you have none of that you could use water and a drop of dish soap and rinse with straight water after but be sure to dry quickly and thoroughly.

Acetone is not safe to use one plastics. Low odor varsol is good to use on plastics.
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There are a number of different products you can use, one is wax and grease remover and is made for this
thanks, could you mentiona few specific products/brands?

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ah, De-natured alcohol... I forgot about that one.
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I use denatured to remove oils and waxes between coats if I have too...it works great and is less hazardous/agressive than lacquer thinner. But Lacquer thinner is pretty much the stuff pros use to wipe everything down before paint.

And actually you cannot beat soap and water followed by water followed by air for really getting a surface clean and ready: just make sure you get it Death Valley Dry first. (Halogens help)
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thanks CyberDruid

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And actually you cannot beat soap and water followed by water followed by air for really getting a surface clean and ready: just make sure you get it Death Valley Dry first.
LOL. I may do that, followed by denatured alcohol after its "dry", which will promote evaporation, then let it sit a few days since I wont be priming until friday. Theres only a couple places that concern me when it comes to possibly retaining moisture: the seem between the mobo pan and the back uprights, and in the door panels theres this weird folded seem thing going on all the way around the door

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Just started reading this very good article on case painting, sorry if its been posted before

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Couldn't you use dish soap on a steel wool pad? Get the cleaning AND sanding (sort of) done in one step that way.
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