What are good LINT FREE rags for pre-paint wipe down?

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    76_TypeLT Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I am curious what the pros use to wipe down panels before painting. I want to use some wipes that are as lint free as possible (I am not sure there is such a thing as lint FREE), although I know I need to finish with some tack rag regardless of what I use.

    It seems like Kimberly Clark WypAll, Tork Advanced 440 and Krew 600 are what I see mentioned as wipes used in pro shops. I also have read people cotton cloth diapers.

    I want to take every step (within reason of course) to ensure my paint job is a good and efficient as possible.

    Thanks!
     
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    I think they are similar to Cheese cloth.
     
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    It's called a tackrag...sticky cheesecloth.
     
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    Linen bed sheets or satin under ware, etc. Wipe the care down with them and rubbing alcohol. Then use a tack cloth. You can skip the tackrag if you don't have them.....
     
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    also called tack cloth. Not hard to find.

    I use acetone religiously as it washes away the unwanted and dries all by itself!!

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    I have been using Windex to wipe mine down. It also dries fast and w/no residue. I have done multiple coats of primer, epoxy and slick sand doing this and have had no fish eye or lint issues. I plan on going one step further and wipe down w/tack cloth before actual paint though.
     
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    I wouldnt use ANY chemicals other than paint related. Windex might soak into a
    primer and give adhesion problems in the future. Alcohol, paint thinner, or a tack
    cloth. I used the tack cloth on the bumper and fender work and they are great.

    Tom
     
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    76_TypeLT Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I think you guys are misunderstanding my question.

    I am not asking about what chemicals to use (I will only be using SPI Wax & Grease remover) and I am not asking about tack rag (I know what that is and that will be the final step before spraying).

    I am specifically asking about what RAGS to use. :) I got some of those cloth rags in a bag from Lowes but they leave way too much lint to even consider using before I spray anything.
     
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    I would only use a quality wax and grease remover product to wipe down surfaces before spraying.

    Most companies don't advise using lacquer thinner, acetone, reducers, etc to clean surfaces prior to spraying.
     
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    Blue shop rags washed muliple times then dried double amount of times washed, only use the rag a few times then get another one. Used that method many times with little to no fuzz or lint. Though nothing is perfect it works well.
     

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