It effectively cleans oil-based paint, varnish or polyurethane application tools; lacquer and epoxy application tools; new wood before finishing and oil coatings before refinishing. Xylene can be used for degreasing bare metal and painted metal parts. This product also works as a brake and clutch cleaner as it evaporates without residue.
Xylene is the only recommended thinner for diluting Protectakote, Safekote or Chlorinated Rubber. Ideal for cleaning down surfaces prior to applying Protectakote as well as cleaning and diluting.
When applying to porous surfaces the first coat will often require diluting by 10% to improve adhesion and coverage.
Xylene is also an excellent degreaser for metal surfaces.