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    Tack cloth

    Is there a way to rejuvenate a tack cloth that I accidentally allowed to dry out?

    Bill

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    RE: Tack cloth

    I'm not sure I even knew they COULD dry out. The rosin may have "worn" out of the cloth, though. You might try rubbing the cloth with rosin, if you can find some... I don't think I've ever seen it for sale except in powder form, for rock climbing, or in little blocks for violin bows.

    I guess it shows that I don't use a real rosin tack cloth, huh? :)

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    RE: Tack cloth

    You can rejuvenate it or make a new one with a piece of old cotton t-shirt.

    Soak it in turpentine and then wring it out completely. Drip a few drops of varnish on it spreading the drops out about an inch apart. Wring it our, refold and wring it out again. Keep repeating until you can't squeeze any more varnish out of it.

    Now, it should pick up dust but not leave the surface tacky. I'd store it in a closed tupperware container or a fruit jar so it doesn't dry out.

    The above is courtesy of SuperHandyMan Al Carrol. :)

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    RE: Tack cloth

    That is pretty dang clever - thanks Cody!


    Zac

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    RE: Tack cloth

    I buy mine.

    I don't really know what's on them but I find that they last for years, and they work better after they have been used a lot.

    They are cheesecloth - soaked in something.

    I keep it in an old philly cheese container - left over from my morning bagels and cream cheese.

    I have left tham out overnight and they don't dry out.



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    RE: Tack cloth

    I don't use the sticky kind of tack cloth, as it can leave a residue on the work. I use a [link:paint-and-supplies.hardwarestore.com/47-248-tack-cloths/norton-micro-fiber-resuable-dry-tack-cloth-108678.aspx?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_t erm=108678&utm_campaign=googlebase|dry microfiber cloth]. It can be washed and re-used many times.

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    RE: Tack cloth

    I haven't used a tack cloth in 10 yrs.
    I use Endust on a clean rag.
    It doesn't interfere with finishes because it leaves no residue.
    It works better, removes static too.
    Try it, you won't go back.
    I use it for all my car painting too.




    Jim C.

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