Black Detail Cleaning

Discussion in 'Finishing Techniques' started by ana_xyz, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. ana_xyz
    ana_xyz New Member
    Hi guys, I may be helping out with a last minute Black Detail cleaning job for a friend. Does anyone have any tips on the best way to go about it? Methods, cleaning solutions, whatever...

    Thanks :)

  2. BillBedford
    BillBedford New Member
    Soak it in caustic soda, for abou 20 minutes to get rid of the support material. Then you can use fine wet and dry if there is any stepping.

    If you don't like the idea of caustic sode you can use ammonia, but it will take longer to work.
  3. ana_xyz
    ana_xyz New Member
    Ah, thanks Bill! Is this something you've tried before?

  4. BillBedford
    BillBedford New Member
    Yep. I had one batch of detail that still had all the support sttuff left on, yeuch horrible stuff........
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2011
  5. stop4stuff
    stop4stuff Well-Known Member
    +1 to caustic soda (sodium hydroxide/lye), make the water slightly warm and the support material disolves away, you might need to give small detail areas a scrub with an old toothbrush though.