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Offline joolsuk

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Brake cleaner for panel wipe?
« on: July 20, 2019, 07:22:51 PM »
I am about to do some spraying and just wanted thoughts
on using brake cleaner as opposed to proper panel wipe?

I always use brake cleaner on the prepared surfaces for
the primer. Works fine and has done since I started spraying.

Now for cleaning prior to base coat and clear coat is brake cleaner
ok ? A clean cloth and wipe down ?
OR
is panel wipe somehow better ?
1977 RD250D (mechanical restore)
1980 GS550E
1982 GPZ750R1 (Restore)
1980 GSX250E (mechanical restore)
2002 Stihl FS55 Strimmer (mechanical restore)

Offline joolsuk

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Re: Brake cleaner for panel wipe?
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2019, 11:24:16 AM »
Answer:
Ok with care but spray on panel cleaning rag /
microfiber then wipe. Don't spray on paint first.
Of course acts as quick dry .

5l of panel wipe is cheaper than same of brake cleaner
but for mechanics we swim in brake cleaner ......
1977 RD250D (mechanical restore)
1980 GS550E
1982 GPZ750R1 (Restore)
1980 GSX250E (mechanical restore)
2002 Stihl FS55 Strimmer (mechanical restore)

Offline martin1957

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Re: Brake cleaner for panel wipe?
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2019, 11:31:42 AM »
I have used screen cleaning wipes and glasses wipes before as well.....
Retired Widowed Electronic Test Engineer (Avionics), Age 61, Owned P50, PC50, SS50z, YAS1, YDS7, RD350B till 1978, then KH400 from 2009 onwards. Have a fully restored YAS1 on the road, and an AT3. And now a Suzuki T125 Stinger to get fired up, with another Stinger in boxes....