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  • Grease and Grime?

    Whats the best way to clean the dirt and grime off of metal before going to paint?

  • #2
    I use oileater-spray it on full strength, then wipe it off with a rag in a diluted solution. Costco sells oileater and I've gotten it at Checker auto. cat


    • #3
      Originally posted by Gsd34me View Post
      Whats the best way to clean the dirt and grime off of metal before going to paint?
      I try to get the worst of it with a wire brush, wipe it down with a clean rag, then go over it with a rag dampened with mineral spirits, making sure its wet enough you dont just smear the dirt around.


      • #4

        If you are dealing with a small amount of material, the above options are great. However, we generally clean 2 to 400 pounds of material at a time and use a pressure washer and and bio-degradable degreaser (orange peal oil) and then dry with a propane heat blower and of course towels.

        Good luck,



        • #5
          simple green, and water mixure in a weed sprayer then wipe down with sponge, then pressure wash


          • #6
            Great replies! Thank you!


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