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Old 06-13-2013, 10:56 PM
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Exactly, to open the pores in the paint and allow the stripper to fully work it's chemical reaction.

Reducers are made not only to thin paint, they are designed so that the reaction between the substrate is conducent with the fresh top coat and can cross link or form a chemical bond easier with a sanded substrate, because it's open it allows the chemical reaction to happen easier and faster....other wise, why wouldn't we use paint thinner to thin our paint, even water born reducer/water has active solvents in it in order to form the cross link. Why, if all we would need is mechanical adhesion would they need to put active solvents in the "water"/solvent in water born base coat?