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Beware of pure MEK with fiberglass (not gelcoat) - I know one guy who washed his glider's integral tanks out with MEK by mistake in order to dry/clean them. Later that morning, while pushing the glider out to the launch we realized the wings were flexing waaaay to much and it turns out that he'd dissolved so much spar/skin material that both wing halves were complete writeoffs - $30K in damage with just a liter of MEK and a couple of hours!


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Thanks for the input everyone. Will wash it down and then use manufacturer's recommended product(that is assuming it ever gets warm enough to do any work outside!38 degrees out there this morning).I read about acetone dissolving gelcoat on a thread on sailnet about Cetol, that is why I became wary.
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