MEK (methyl ethyl ketone) is used as a solvent to strip away dirt, adhesives, glues, greases and other shop messes. It can be used to clean surfaces before painting or for prepping parts before installation. It’s even useful in the refurbishing industry for stripping away contaminates when preparing a part for reuse. Sometimes referred to as butanone, MEK is popular in all types of industries from military outfits to aerospace giants and beyond. With superior cleaning power and the ability to dissolve away even the toughest residues and disinfectants, methyl ethyl ketone is sure to help you clean up your act. An important, low cost solvent similar to acetone. It is used as a cleaning agent to prepare a surface for painting and as a stripper for certain finishes. It removes wax and grease from a surface prior to spraying a finish, and it finds use in the engine shop around the ignition and carburetion systems for cleaning and decarbonizing parts.