cleaning closed cell pore foam before glassing?

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by roob76, Jan 21, 2007.

  1. roob76
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    what solvent is safe to use for cleaning high density pore foam before glassing over it to seal it? i think acetone will dissolve it so i want to stay away from anythiong like that.:confused:
     
  2. bobothehobo
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    How dirty are we talking about??
    If it is just dusty I would blast it with compressed air.
     
  3. roob76
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    yeah it is just basically the dust from chopping off some and sanding it level
     
  4. bobothehobo
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    I would just vacuum and/or blow off with compressed air then.
     

  5. roob76
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    done. thanks for the help. i blew it off then wet it out with epoxy and let it set for a couple of hours then laid glass. :D
     
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