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Is this ok for cleaning blanks down or stick to acetone
 

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Hi,

it's good to clean/degrease bare carbon blanks, but it can react on some varnish's, decals, etc .... always do a compatibility test on a small, unconspicuous place first.

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Most of my rods are cleaned with meths. If I`ve fully rubbed down a blank ready for coating then I clean that with celly thinners. Acetone I rarely use unless I want to thin high build. :)
 

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We use all three, different adhesive residues on refurbished blanks are not always soluable to meths. On really new blanks straight from the factory, where we have to put in a permanently fixed reducer - we use acetone to clean out the releasing agent from the mandrel. Though generally meths is favoured - least aggresive.
 
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Sorry to resurect an old thread, but i want to strip varnish from an old zippy blank for a fresh rebuild...what would you reccomend?
 

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hi someone who actually knows what they are on about rod wise will answer better but I wouldn't touch a rod with thinners it'll probably melt something ...lol used it lots in car bodywork it's horrible stuff and bad for you too lol
 

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Fyi in the composites industry, Acetone is the general purpose solvent/cleaner.

But I have used cellulose thinners on the few blanks I have rebuilt and it does a good job as well. Only picked it up as I saw it cheap.
 
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