The proper way to wipe down a vehicle prior to paint

The other paint shop in town sells these for prep wipes: Trimaco one tough.

Quite a bit more expensive than the blue tork towels. Hands down, 100x better. Almost no lint, very tough. I recycle the used ones for paint gun cleaning and tool cleanup. They're even tough enough to use like a chamois to dry a car after washing.
 
I've written this a while ago but never posted it. Maybe this will help some folks and help to clear up any confusion someone may have over how to wipe something down.

The proper way to wipe down a vehicle prior to paint.

First before the wipe down stage.................

Would you use this same method if you were doing something done to bare metal and about to epoxy prime?
 

Chris_Hamilton

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Would you use this same method if you were doing something done to bare metal and about to epoxy prime?

If it's media blasted I just blow it off and epoxy. If it's something sanded to metal I will do usually two rounds with SPI 700. If you are still getting dirt and discoloration on the towels it's not clean yet. So usually two rounds works well. Sometimes less, sometimes more, I go until towels/wipes aren't dirty or discolored after wiping..
 
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