Originally Posted by Dave Lochner
Distilled white vinegar, 70+% isopropyl alcohol, and denatured alcohol all work to clean up epoxy
before it cures. Each of those are much kinder to the skin and don't destroy gloves as quickly.
Yes they do... Not nearly as quickly, as acetone but they do work to clean up. The quickly part, being that acetone flashes off once clean... No time to drip dry.
You do still have to use a Solvent to de-wax and remove surface contamination before you grind, and before you lay up.
Acetone still works fairly well for that, Interlux
202 is better still.
I use orange citrus type cleaners for skin cleanup, though tend not to keep the stuff off me... A one foot paint
roller extension threaded into air rollers and paint
roller frames, does a lot to keep the stuff off your elbows.