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A_STANG_THING 09-05-2009 08:48 PM

Where do you buy Naphita??
 
I want to put side stripes on and I did a search and saw where you should use Nalhita to remover any wax. I checked some auto part stores and they looked at me like I was crazy. They said to use acetone or paint thinner. Where can I get some Naphita?:headscratch::frustrated:

Mustang2005 09-05-2009 08:52 PM

Do not us acetone, It will strip the paint quicker that a prostitute of her clothes.

stlwagon 09-05-2009 08:54 PM

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It's naptha. You can get it at any hardware store with the paint thinners. And absolutely do not use acetone unless you want a car with bare metal!

A_STANG_THING 09-05-2009 09:03 PM

Thanks men:bigthumbsup

A_STANG_THING 09-05-2009 09:11 PM

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Originally Posted by stlwagon (Post 1698830)
It's naptha (napthalene). You can get it at any hardware store with the paint thinners. And absolutely do not use acetone unless you want a car with bare metal!

In graphic express's directions, they call it naphita.

stlwagon 09-05-2009 09:14 PM

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Originally Posted by A_STANG_THING (Post 1698842)
In graphic express's directions, they call it naphita.

I think that's a typo.

Porky Pig 09-05-2009 11:15 PM

My buddy owns a detailing business and they use Dawn dish detergent to strip off the old wax.

2007CalSpec 09-05-2009 11:22 PM

1. Wash and rinse the area with liquid dish detergent and warm water. Then dry the vehicle surface with a clean, lint-free towel or cloth.

2. Finish up the cleaning process by wiping down the entire area with Isopropyl Alcohol (rubbing alcohol). To avoid recontamination during the final cleaning step, wipe the surface in just one direction, using a clean, lint-free towel or cloth. You are now ready to apply the vinyl.

SilverBullet07 09-06-2009 09:06 AM

home depot, lowes, ace hardware.etc

JetBlack 09-06-2009 12:47 PM

I found rubbing alcohol takes the wax off pretty well (anywhere there's a drip, from taking off the race numbers, there's a little wax-free spot).

I think Naphthalene used to be another word for gasoline. I know it is still the primary base of high octane gas but have no idea what the percentage is.

stlwagon 09-06-2009 04:33 PM

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Naptha is a feedstock for gasoline.

A_STANG_THING 09-06-2009 06:31 PM

Thank guy's, I used dish soap,then I went over it with alcohol just before I put the stripes on. works great.

stlwagon 09-06-2009 10:23 PM

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What did you use to mount the stripes? Dawn and water?

JetBlack 09-06-2009 10:27 PM

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Originally Posted by stlwagon (Post 1699775)
Naptha is a feedstock for gasoline.

And boy, if you don't feed your gasoline it just withers up and dies.:scratchchin

SilberGT 09-07-2009 12:22 AM

FWIW,

Naptha is the main ingredient in most lighter fluids. Guitar repair techs and luthiers have been using it to clean guitars for many, many years. It also works well for filling your Zippo, too.


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