Lint-free cloth- suggestions?
« on: March 12, 2020, 09:37:26 PM »
Anyone care to recommend a bulk-type box of lint free cloths? Using them to acetone-prep metals for powder coating.

Not feeling the microfiber ones. Prefer lab-grade if possible.


Re: Lint-free cloth- suggestions?
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2020, 09:49:39 PM »
Don't know about a particular brand,  but I've bought them at big box hardware stores where they have paint and wood stain.  They did a good job for rubbing in a water based stain.  Not sure if you need something special due to the acetone.

Re: Lint-free cloth- suggestions?
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2020, 01:48:35 PM »
Microfibre is synthetic , it probably starts to melt with acetone on it .
Try repurpose an old 100%cotton tshirt thats been through the wash hundreds of times ,it wont shed much . 


Re: Lint-free cloth- suggestions?
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2020, 04:35:33 AM »
I think the old t-shirt is a good idea....I guess the frayed edges from cutting could shed.... I know you can get the cut up shirts as "rags" form the paint dept but you have to look closely at them because I've been burned getting some weird polyester blend that just about repelled any's random...

I have a stack of these little Costco Optical eyeglass wipes a customer gave me...Maybe I'll play with some stuff later to see what happens.... Not sure what they are made of but they don't shed afaik....

looking at some of the powder coating forums it seems torching is a popular step after wiping....

Not sure how smooth the surfaces are but I use swiffers quite a bit just in regular painting prep... They're quite good at getting stuff ....... to get lint is what I am referring to....... Not using to wipe acetone or apply paint!

but a fairly rough surface would catch.....and tear them...
« Last Edit: March 16, 2020, 05:20:37 AM by scott2000 »


Re: Lint-free cloth- suggestions?
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2020, 08:23:57 PM »
Thanks y'all.   These seem to be working nicely:


Re: Lint-free cloth- suggestions?
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2020, 04:56:44 AM »
By the way I take the above back. It is mostly lint free.  Still get occasional strands on wiped-down material that are so fine you don't see them until dusted with powder coat.  :(


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