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Old 05-11-05, 03:12AM   #1
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What do i use to clean my body filler spreaders? I hate having to buy new ones all the time. any help would be great. i sen body shops use some type of fluid
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Old 05-11-05, 07:16AM   #2
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always mix just a hair more than you need and leave the extra on the spreader
let it dry and flex them to pop the filler off
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Old 05-11-05, 09:06AM   #3
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I do what jim does. Makes it come off clean.
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Old 05-11-05, 10:01AM   #4
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You have to pop it off before it dries completely though. This only works well on spreaders that aren't scratched up real bad. Eventually, all spreaders will need to be replaced. When I am getting ready to do body work, I just buy them in bulk. Like Cranky said, it's cheaper to buy them seperate. I usually go in and buy all that's on the shelf at Napa. That way I have more than enough to finish the project. :ax
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Old 05-11-05, 12:19PM   #5
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Bodymen I've worked with use thinner. They also use steel spreaders instead of plastic. I would do like everyone else said, just let it dry and flex it off. When they get too bad just replace it.
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clean Your spreader while the filler is workable, that way You won't need to soak them!

a coffee can with lacquer thinner can be used to store spreaders, paint sticks, etc.
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