Scott shop towels for panel wipe?

BraveDave23

New Member
Hi, are Scott shop towels fine to use with panel wipe before paint? I see they also do a “Heavy Duty” version which says are solvent resistant, but none actually say they’re to be used as panel wipes. Just doing a small touch up spot spray so don’t want to get an expensive trade size box of dedicated panel wipes.
 

BraveDave23

New Member
That’s great thanks. They’re on half price offer in the shop, and the heavy duty ones are cheaper. Have you ever used the heavy duty ones? Think they might be polyester or something other than paper, the description just says material is “hydroknit” technology whatever that’s means.
 

Chris_Hamilton

Trying to be the best me, I can be
Tork 520337. Roll of 390 sheets. You can find them on ebay for $55, shipping included. They are woven so they don't shred. And because they are woven you can recycle them for other uses after you use them for wiping.
 

BraveDave23

New Member
Thanks Chris, I’m sure they’re the right thing but that’s too much for my needs. I’m literally spraying a tiny spot 5mm x 25mm through a stencil cut out so I can’t justify spending that for such a small job.
 

BraveDave23

New Member
This is what I’m spraying, a tiny scuff on my alloy, just want to seal the lacquer so I don’t get corrosion spreading under it.
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AAE

Learner
Looks like all that needs is a little brush touch up and dab some clear on it. Won't be perfect but 99% of people won't see it.
 

BraveDave23

New Member
Looks like all that needs is a little brush touch up and dab some clear on it. Won't be perfect but 99% of people won't see it.
It’s a diamond cut alloy, under the lacquer is bare metal. So doesn’t need colour, just clear. I’m pretty sure most of the white scuff marks are only partway through the lacquer, and there’s only a few spots at the edge where it’s gone right through to metal. I gave it a quick go with scratch remover paste but this took more lacquer off at the edge revealing the metal. So decided to just seal it. As you say you hardly see it, but I’d rather spray through a stencil cut out than brush touch up as a brush would leave a more obvious edge than a spray, and I don’t want it to stand out more.
 
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