Bondo® Tack Cloth helps to remove loose sand dust and trash particles from surfaces before priming and paint application. A light tack on the smooth cloth surface lets technicians remove dust, lint and dirt with only a light application. Our cloth gives you a clean surface that will enhance the quality of the paint job.
Wipe Away Dust Particles
You can hardly see dust particles before painting, but they really show up after painting. That's why you want to use our Bondo® Tack Cloth to take off final dust on the car right before you paint. In fact, it is always advisable to wipe down a car in between coats of every base coat. Our tack cloth is an automotive-grade cloth containing a tack substance designed to remove fine particles of dust, lint and dirt that could diminish the quality of painted surfaces. The cloth is made to actually pick up tiny particles rather than just move them around.
Sources of Dust Contamination
There are many ways dust and contaminants can reach your vehicle during the painting process, making a thorough wiping down with a tack cloth highly advisable. Sources include unfiltered air entering the spray booth and work cloths that shed dust and lint. You should try to control these sources to less the effects of dust contamination.
An Intelligent Preventive Measure
Wiping down a primed or base-coat surface with a tack cloth is a simple and inexpensive step to prevent unpleasant consequences. Once annoying dust particles show up to roughen the surface, you can either choose to accept a substandard paint job or sand down the surface to eliminate the roughness.
Use During the Paint and Finish Stages of the 3M™ Body Repair System
Even a small repair can seem complex at first. So 3M’s Body Repair System simplifies the entire automotive body repair process by dividing it into four stages:
Stage 1 – Prepare. This stage includes pulling dents, removal of paint and rust and efficient, effective masking of the area.
Stage 2 – Fill. This stage involves patching holes with reinforced filler and smoothing and shaping filler before painting.
Stage 3 – Paint. This stage includes painting the area and blending and smoothing primer and paint.
Stage 4 – Finish. The final stage for showroom-grade results: removing small defects, sealing and polishing clear coats and other painted surfaces.
3M supplies premium products such as abrasives, tapes, body fillers and tools for every stage. This system helps you work easily, efficiently and successfully across the entire body repair process.