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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 10, 6:21 PM Thread Starter
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How to Clean Up tools after Bondo.... Acetone?

I am starting my body work and have a peice of aluminum to mix the bondo on. (Evercoat Rage) What do I use to clean up the aluminum mixing board? Acetone?

Will the acetone cause any problems if I clean the mixing board before starting a new batch. Or only clean up after I am done for the day.

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Re: How to Clean Up tools after Bondo.... Acetone?

Scrape all the putty off before it sets up. Use a metal edge putty knife or a squeege that is used up. When all else fails, put it in the bead blast cabinet.
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Re: How to Clean Up tools after Bondo.... Acetone?

Acetone rots the liver. Try not to get it on your skin very often.

I've heard that a 12" square piece of plate glass is good for mixing mud. Might be able to get a scrap from a glass shop and slip them a few bucks to clean up the edges.
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Re: How to Clean Up tools after Bondo.... Acetone?

Scrape it off with a razor blade before it fully sets up... Or

Try scrap pieces of cardboard, use both sides and toss it when your done. I've been doing it for years. Or get a real plastic mixing board from your local paint supply. They're flexible and when the filler cures you can snap it off the plastic board.



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Re: How to Clean Up tools after Bondo.... Acetone?

glass works great. you can get a 12" square mirror from a home remodeling place that's adhesive backed & stick it on a piece of plywood. or glue a piece of regular glass on the ply. clean up with a razor, & you won't have to worry about breaking the glass like i did the first time.
almost forgot... acetone is absorbed through your skin, into your system. don't mess with it without gloves.
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Re: How to Clean Up tools after Bondo.... Acetone?

agrees with kyle flexable plastic or carboard is all you need

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Buddy of mine uses a piece of plywood.
Breaks off the unused and then takes a DA to it before using again.

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flexable plastic from your local supply shop I think I paid $1.50 and have been using it for a long time, just snap it and the bondo is gone

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Re: How to Clean Up tools after Bondo.... Acetone?

http://www.autobodytoolmart.com/quic...d-p-10975.aspx

fast,clean & can be used to mix adhesives also.

Cardboard and paper absorb what you don't want absorbed.

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i have been liking the dixie paper plates...

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I read online that wd40 works. I tried that with a razor blade and it worked pretty good. The flexible board sounds good to just snap it off.
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Re: How to Clean Up tools after Bondo.... Acetone?

I used to use a piece of glass and scrape it off with a putty knife, then a razor blade and wash it with lacquer thinner.
Now I use the tare off sheets which is much easier.
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I read online that wd40 works. I tried that with a razor blade and it worked pretty good. The flexible board sounds good to just snap it off.
I have to read this data you found. That's what I want in my filler, WD-40. Perfect for painting and zero contamination issues.
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I have to read this data you found. That's what I want in my filler, WD-40. Perfect for painting and zero contamination issues.

X2 - Not a good idea.

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DOH, your right.
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