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    JB Weld prep with acetone question!

    Okay, I am trying to JB Weld something here. The instructions say to clean the area with acetone... I have none of that just laying around. I noticed nail polish remover is acetone, but with a bunch of other crap in it... Can this be used? Or will the "other crap" cause the surface to not be cleaned as thoroughly?


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    what are you bonding together?

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    Haha.... Just patching a hairline crack in some aluminum....

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    rubbing alcohol or brakleen would also work... but the JB might not do shit if it doesn`t have a decent bonding surface area...

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    QD electronic cleaner is what I use. Seems to work fine. Just make sure to scuff up the area you want to bond.

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    I ended up doing what they said on their website: Soap, and water if you can't get acetone, or laquer thinner...

    So far, so good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OBXJeepGuy View Post
    I ended up doing what they said on their website: Soap, and water if you can't get acetone, or laquer thinner...

    So far, so good!
    well post a pic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pale Rider View Post
    well post a pic!
    He sent me a pic text and I deleted it! He might still have the pic in his phone!

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    I always prep the surface with a little sand paper. Then Acetone, it gives the JBWeld something to bite to. Sanding also help take out some of the contaminates.

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