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Thread: Toxic nature of covering systems?

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    Dana's Avatar
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    Coleman fuel is VMP naptha. (VMP = "varnish makers & painters").

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    Yep, just a light petroleum solvent. Naptha, mineral spirits, varsol, stoddard, etc... are all in the same family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soarmaster View Post

    Did you use the Stewart's wash and etch products to prep the raw alum. that airdrome uses for the ekobond adhesive? Or do you have an alternative prep? I'm watching the Stewart videos and am not too fond of the acid etch idea.
    I'm not Sam but I'll chime in. The acid etch process is for aluminum that is going to be painted and is done prior (immediately prior) to priming. It isn't needed for aluminum that is covered by fabric.
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