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Properties of Paint Thinner Solvents
« on: June 20, 2014, 10:49:33 am »
A  paint thinner solvent   is used to thin oil based paints or clean them up after usage. Mineral spirit is the most common variety of paint thinner solvent compounds. White spirit, acetone, true turpentine and naphtha are common examples of paint thinner solvent products. It is dangerous to expose an individual to paint thinner solvent while using them. Ethyl benzene, xylene and butyl acetate are used in the production of paint thinners and their derivative chemicals. Denatured alcohol is sometimes used as a paint thinner chemical agent for industrial usages. It is highly suitable for shellac products, coatings, stoves, and metals. It is to be noted that denatured alcohol is the only paint thinner solvent that can be used for shellac products. Various chemicals are added in denatured alcohol and so it is not potable.
Chemical ethanol structure of denatured alcohol is the exact same of other carbon compounds. Muriatic acid is another liquid used for paint thinning and it is a strong and corrosive inorganic solution. Muriatic acid possesses the same chemical and physical properties of Hydrochloric Acid. Usages of muriatic acid as paint thinner include brick cleaning and metal cleaning. It will remove varnish, stains, grimes, fabrics, metals, plastics, and most types of paints effectively. You should wear protective clothing, rubber gloves and safety eye glasses while working with paint thinner solvent. Next step is to dilute thinner to desired strength by adding acid carefully to water container. After that you should start with a highly diluted combination of paint thinner and strengthen the solution.

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Re: Properties of Paint Thinner Solvents
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2014, 11:49:47 am »
Fascinating!  Where's Admin when they're needed?

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Re: Properties of Paint Thinner Solvents
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2014, 15:59:37 pm »
Some of those are used as degreasers rather than thinners.

Carbon Tetrachloride (Dabitoff, remember that?) not available nowadays. I used to enjoy using that  ::). Maybe that's why you can't buy it any more.

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Re: Properties of Paint Thinner Solvents
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2014, 17:50:41 pm »
So what do you use to remove stains now?? ::)

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Re: Properties of Paint Thinner Solvents
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2014, 12:41:44 pm »
Remove Stains ? ? ? ?
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Re: Properties of Paint Thinner Solvents
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2014, 17:30:27 pm »
So what do you use to remove stains now?? ::)
You throw the thing in the bin and buy a new one, of course. That's today's throwaway society for you.

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Re: Properties of Paint Thinner Solvents
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2014, 08:42:18 am »
Thats why we have primark pay £2 for a T shirt take it on holiday throw it away  ,simples ;D