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Preparing surface for paint.

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If I do not have easy access to glass beading, would it be advisable to slightly etch the stainless steel surface with Naval Jello or Pepsi or other phosporic acid rust remover - or other suggestions - before applying the paint/enamel?

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Whatever means you use to roughen or etch the surface it's absolutely mandatory that the surface be super clean before paint is applied. I like to use CRC Brake Cleaner. It's good stuff, dries without leaving a film & it's really strong stuff. If you use it I'd advise you to wear rubber gloves & good eye protection. You can get it at most NAPA auto parts stores. If it were me I'd call some local machine shops & see if they do glass bead work. Just a thought.

Good luck
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