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Old 06-27-2006, 11:12 AM
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Cleaning before priming without water?

I'm getting ready to re-prime the Nova after redoing the 1/4 panel replacements. i've got many hours shaping and finishing some fill and the car is a mass of sanding dust. Some areas were taken to metal, it was epoxy primered but feathering removed a fair amount of it in some areas.

My question is, knowing filler will absorb water and eventually come back to haunt me, what's the best way to get this thing cleaned up and prepare it for new primer and BC? Can I give it a quick wash with degreaser and blow it dry or put heat lamps on it? It lives indoors but I have concerns with the absorbtion thing washing it down.

Thanks, Larry

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Old 06-27-2006, 11:26 AM
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I've used water without any problems.

However, I have always waited a least a day before spraying with primer.
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Old 06-27-2006, 12:11 PM
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I've had problems when I first started doing bodywork with my bondo
not getting completely dry, so I never get it wet untill it's primered.
I usually sand everything with some fine paper and blow & tack it
off before priming. That's always worked good for me.
If a painted area is actually dirty, I'll use wax and grease remover on it
first. I try to not get any on the bondo and I allow extra time for
it to dry really good
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