Pre-Cleaners are a critical component to the painting process. Both a waterborne and solventborne cleaner should be used to remove all contaminants from a surface. When using a pre-cleaner such as DX330 Wax and Grease Remover or ONECHOICE® SWX350 H20-SO-CLEAN® Waterborne Pre-cleaner , DO NOT allow the cleaner to dry on the panel. Cleaners are designed to float contaminants to the surface and then be wiped with a clean, dry cloth. If it is not completely wiped dry before painting, wipe marks may be evident in the finished film. This may lead to paint failures such as blistering and adhesion loss.

Whether you use cleaner from an aerosol can or a pump applicator, always apply utilizing this "Spray on / Wipe off" procedure.


Did you know OMNI® and SHOP-LINE® brands now have European style speed clears for the National Rule market? These clears offer speed and versatility that are ideal for spot and panel repair in cost-conscious body shops. Air dry and buff the same day or take advantage of its short bake capability (10-15 min at 140°F). They can be polished quickly, providing improvement in cycle time. Follow the attached links for more information.