Home Made Tack Cloth

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Old 10-03-2011, 07:40 AM   #1
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Home Made Tack Cloth

Buying those little packages of tack cloth really adds up.
I thought I once read about adding some oil to a regular cheese cloth and making your own. Has anyone have any information on that?
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:55 AM   #2
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Re: Home Made Tack Cloth

microfibers wet with paint thinner (for oil base), denatured alcohol, (for laquer) or water for water base is what we use with great results.


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Re: Home Made Tack Cloth

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microfibers wet with paint thinner (for oil base), denatured alcohol, (for laquer) or water for water base is what we use with great results.
Pin - when you say microfibers - what exactly is that? I too would like to find something better.

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Re: Home Made Tack Cloth

My tack cloths are cotton rags moistened with lacquer thinner. As Pinwheel points out, what you use depends on what you're wiping/applying. Basically something that evaporates fast without a residue.

Look in the car care section of any big box type of store and you will find wipe cloths with micro fibers. I don't really know what they are but I keep some on hand for certain applications, like when the directions say to apply with microfiber cloth.

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Norton makes a microfiber tack cloth. Should be available at your local Orange box.
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I use cheese cloth and mineral spirits. Micro fiber I hear is the cat's meow. Want to try that next.
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try painting a car and see how many you go thru ,,,,,,,,,,,


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