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G'day guys. Anyone know where I can get prepsol from?

I've tried supercrap and repco, both don't know where I can get it from either

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Prepsol is a brand name look for "Wax and Grease Remover" in the painting section.

Often called; "Prep Wash" too.

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thanks frank, ill check it out.

saw wax and grease remover at bunnings. read the back and it said for use between sanding and painting, so i asked the 12yo at the counter to which he told me it wouldnt remove paint. i questioned him about it and he told me it was like brakeleen, to which i said 'that bloddy strips paint mate. needless to say i didnt buy it.

ive used prepsol before and its great. thanks justin

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Look for wax and grease remover in the automotive paint section of super cheap, repco, bursons, autobarn etc.

They all stock it. It's proper stuff for automotive paints.

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Just confirming the wax and grease remover, i was a spraypainter.Prepsol is the most common trade name, but it has been called prepwash, bodykleen wax and grease remover, prepsol etc all the same stuff. The only thing you are not suppose to clean with prepsol is bare plastic. For bare plastic you need antistaic cleaner which is just metho and water basically.As mentioned you can get all the above from any auto store.
 

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thanks for your help guys!

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Prepsol / Wax Grease remover is basically hepthine or zippo lighter fluid! So if you only need a very small amount thats a cheap option.
Art shops sell a similar product often referred to as artists thinners.
I use a variety of solvents in my work and this is what I base my non scientific list on!
On a scale of spirit strengths - Metho is about the mildest followed by Prepsol (hepthine) followed by gun wash or acrylic lacquer thinners. Turps and White spirit have about the same de-solving strength but leave an oily residue. Petrol is about on a par or slightly stronger but more volatile. Citrus cleaners (industrial stregnth de-lemonine) is stronger again and strongest of all is Acetone. Petrol Citrus and Acetone will even attack plastics. Petrol does it over some time but acetone will craze and cloud acrylic (perspex) immediately!
Carby cleaners tend to be acetone based so need to be treated carefully - break cleaners are often just a thinners.
 
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