Originally Posted by The Way
I've never had any trouble cleaning
with Acetone before Awlgripping in several years work. However, one marine-store salesman said to use lacquer thinner instead, as it will better dissolve any glues left over from sandpaper. Anyone ever heard of this?
I think the reason for not using Acetone is that it evaporates too quickly. Wiping down your project
with the two rag method requires the solvent to stay liquid so the desolved oils or contaminants can be wiped off while still wet.
In my case I think I blew off the surface with air contaminated with oil
. I wiped the surface with Acetone but I did not get all the oil
off as the acetone evaporated too quickly resulting in the fish
eye problem that this thread was started for.
If the surface is clean to begin with, wiping with Acetone should not cause any problems, like you have experienced.
I have been told that the basic Awlprep solvent (not the wax and degreaser) is denatured alcohol although I have no proof of this. I have not tried lacquer thinner.