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    Painting advise

    So got my Hard Rock 3rd row cage I was wondering if anyone had any good advise on how to properly paint the locking collars? I'm a little too poor to pay someone to paint or powder coat it so I was going to wipe it down with mineral spirits to remove and the dirt and grease then do light coats over VHT matte black but I was worried about getting it runny or too thick in the bolt holes on the locking collars. I've painted other things before, so I understand many light coats is the way to go. Any advise would help.

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    I would not recommend using mineral spirits to wipe the metal down. It will leave an oily residue behind due slow evaporation. It would be better to use acetone as it has a much higher rate of evaporation so it will not leave a residue behind that will make your paint peel off.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jroeling View Post
    I would not recommend using mineral spirits to wipe the metal down. It will leave an oily residue behind due slow evaporation. It would be better to use acetone as it has a much higher rate of evaporation so it will not leave a residue behind that will make your paint peel off.


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    Agreed. Acetone is the way to go. Dont do it in the garage unless the door is open as it is very volatile and the pilot light from the water heater could boom haha. Other than that its easy to use.

    Like eddie said, buy a tap and chase the holes once you are done.

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    Wax and grease remover before and after sanding. Yes, light coats. Also the temp of the metal can affect dry times. Warm it up.

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    I have used foam earplugs to fill thread holes. Works pretty good


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    Awesome thank you everyone, I've only ever used mineral spirits. I will try the acetone, and the painters tape +the earplugs sounds like a good idea to me.

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