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Herculiner

Discussion in 'The Body Shop' started by firefighter184, May 19, 2004.

  1. firefighter184

    firefighter184 1/2 ton status

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    Any suggestions on prep for Herculiner? I'm planning on doing the Blazer from the door handles down on the exterior. Planning on throwing a light sand on it and then putting the Herculiner on.
     
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    Needs to be really clean. I sanded mine with 60 grit, washed and dried it, then wiped it down with xylene. Supposedly xylene doesn't leave a residue like some other prep stuff.
     
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    are ya gonna post pics when you are done? /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  4. firefighter184

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    Gonna post pics as soon as I figure out how to. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
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    Just don't get it on your HOOTUS!!
     
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    i used comet cleanser with a couple of red scuff pads to clean,scuff,prep my bed.I had good paint on it no peeling or rust but thats all i did then wiped it with xylene before i applied it.dont get it on anything it dont come off.if its on your hands i think you can use this stuff called skin so soft.some sort of girl sh*t i found at my moms house but it works. /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Supposedly xylene doesn't leave a residue like some other prep stuff.

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    AFAIK, mineral spirits doesn't leave a residue either and its a lot cheaper... not to mention if you end up inhaling some fumes, you don't want them to be xylene. When I did my herc I had the hardtop on and there was like NO wind at all that day, those xylene fumes were just stayin in the back with me... I really believe I was a few mins from passing out when my dad came out to see what I was doing and said "holy [darn]!!! what is that smell?" At that point I felt light headed and couldnt smell a thing.

    Anyway, long story short, if you use xylene, do it in a very well ventilated area...

    j
     
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    denatured alcohol rules for panel prep for any painting type stuff, from metal to fiberglass... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif slightly stinky, but not too bad /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    acetone also works well for paint prep.

    -T
     
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    thats all they use on aircraft, well in the navy annyway
     

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