Lin, Gary wrote:
> Along with George's inquiry, I'm curious. Since my father taught me as
> a kid to use paint thinner (mineral spirits), I have been satisfied with
> it for general degreasing and such. It is relatively cheap and
> obtainable, residue free, doesn't stink, and evaporates slowly. How
> does it compare to kerosene? Diesel? I am familiar with varsol, but
> find mineral spirits just as convenient.
> Gary Lin
> > Since it seems that we've resurrected the solvent thread, does anyone
> > have a
> > comparison table of the flash points for various solvents: Varsol,
> > kerosene,
> > paint thinner, etc.?
> > George Gorman
> > '61 TBird (slowly emerging out of boxes)
Hi all; I'm new to this list. Thought I'd subscribe and see what all
goes on in here!
I've been trying to find out the difference between varsol and
paint thinner. In the Canadian Tire store, both chemicals come from the
same manufacturer, same packaging, and almost smell the same. I use
varsol in my parts washer and it takes about 15 4ltr jugs to fill it. The
thinner comes alot cheaper, so I was wondering if I could use it instead
of varsol. Is it safer to use, effects on the hands ? Does it clean as
good or better? How about the fumes it creates as it's pumped through the
pump and nozzle?
1973 III 88 "Pig" Land Rover
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