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Acetone or Mineral spirits?

I am going to be repainting the deck on my boat and had intended to use acetone just prior to priming to get all of the dust off. However, I have read that acetone turns gelcoat into mush. I am wondering what other product could be used which may be safer around gelcoat. Also, I have a teak rubrail, and need to prep that prior to applying cetol, and i am pretty sure I do not want any acetone anywhere near the hull if it has such an adverse affect on gelcoat. Ideas?
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