Tack Rags Versus Spray Dust Remover

Tips for dust removal between coats. August 3, 2009

Question
Did I see that someone used Endust on tac rags? Dose this work?

Forum Responses
(Finishing Forum)
From contributor R:
I recall a posting about someone using Endust but I thought it was used on a regular cotton rag and not a tac rag. I havenít used the Endust but I use tac rags all the time.



From contributor K:
I remember that but have always been too chicken to try it since I only use H20 finishes. Also I never use a tac rag before using H20 finishes.


From contributor J:
All I use is Endust, but not on tac rags. I spray it on clean rags that I rewash in the washer and they are only used for that. I quit using tac rags ten years ago. It's only Endust for me.


From contributor F:
To contributor J: you mean to tell me that you spray a seal coat, sand, then use a rag dampened with Endust instead of a tack rag to remove the dust, then spray a topcoat? Can you spray your topcoat right away, immediately after wiping with Endust?


From contributor J:
Yes, that's it. It only takes a very light mist of Endust sprayed on a rag. It's amazing the dust it picks up. It also takes out the static and itís great for plastic parts.


From contributor F:
This goes against everything you hear about those spray polishes - I love it. A can of Endust is on the shopping list.


From contributor J:
Endust is not a polish. Do not confuse it with Pledge. Endust is for dusting, only. It leaves no residue.


From contributor I:
Can you use Endust for both waterbase and solvent finishes?


From contributor J:
I don't see why not. It states it leaves no residue.


From contributor K:
According to Targetís website they do not recommend Endust as it contains paraffinic oils. Any oil is a potential problem with H20 finish.


From contributor J:
All I know is I've been using it on cars for over ten years now without ever having a problem. If Endust was a problem, it would show up on auto paint - it's the most sensitive
stuff out there.