Re: [HOn3] Re: replacment for DioSol
- Hi guys:
The reason Xylene is being banned is because it is nasty... If you are buying it by the gallon I hope you have a good respirator...
Good luck, Peter in Canada
- Xylene was THE major constituent of DioSol way back when in orginal format.. You should be able to pick up a can at your local ACE hardeware. Heck we can get it in the UK via post and we're in the sanctimonious EU.
- I concur with Jim's assessment. I have been using lacquer thinner for almost 10 years and if you go one step up from 'wash thinner' you can use it with the older Floquil paints as a thinner without any problems. I have even used it to resuscitate some older dried up bottles of Floquil with good success.
--- In HOn3@yahoogroups.com, Jim Vail <akacoot@...> wrote:
I use lacquer thinner. The stuff from the hardware store around here
(California) is getting pretty watered down. Lately I've beeen buying
it at the automotive paint supply - I get "wash thinner" because there
are several more exotic grades of lacquer thinner used in painting cars
that are probably more expensive.
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- Thanks for all the replys to my question. Deb Fifield
--- In HOn3@yahoogroups.com, "alco985" <debraann985@...> wrote:
- Hi Guys. Several years ago, here in the UK, I used to supply a substitute for Dio-Sol,(called "Toadasol"), as Dio-Sol was very expensive and hard to find. I had a local Solvent Supply company, annalise a sample, and they came up with a formula of 85-90% Xylene, and 10-15% Petroleum Distilate. It worked very well, and was about 25% of the imported DioSol price!.
Hope this Helps!