Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: Need a new solvent ASAP!
It has been suggested that Napha is the same as White Gas (Coleman Lantern Fuel). As such it would not be the best presswash because of its fast drying characteristics. Though it would be useful as a type/plate wash.
We've been using Sunnyside at the institutions I teach at. Generic Napha and generic Paint Thinner (mineral spirits) are probably the best bet combo, though they are not going to be odorless.
On 8/12/11 1:04 PM, Dan Selzer wrote:
I've been going back to this post all summer wondering about this. I thought "Oderless Mineral Spirts" was "Oderless Mineral Spirits" but maybe I'm wrong! I had started out with Gamsol bought from Dick Blick and at some point started using KleanStrip Odorless Mineral Spirits assuming it was the same thing, just in less fancy packaging.Looking at the MSDS pdfs of various products I come across this. Gamsol is 100% Naptha. Sunnyside is Synthetic Isoparafinic. California Wash is about 80% Naptha and a few other things. KleanStrip is "Stoddard Solvent" (Mineral spirits, Alphatic Petroleum Distillates, White Spirits).I don't know one from the other, but is the Klean-Strip the stuff at Home Depot you recommend against? This stuff doesn't say anything about being "non-combustible" or green. The local hardware store has Sunnyside so I can try that, or maybe I should go back to Gamsol?Dan
- Well you know how it goes with products imported from Chna. . . . ;)
From: Gerald Lange <Bieler@...>;
Subject: [PPLetterpress] Re: Need a new solvent ASAP!
Sent: Sat, Aug 20, 2011 7:47:39 AM
There seem to be a number of these off brand "green" solvents slipping past the censors. No ingredients listing, no MSDS supplied. Available in stores and on line. Very strange considering the strict regulations imposed on known manufacturers.
--- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, sylvia chevrier <sylviachevrier@...> wrote:
> I checked on the bottle I have and there is no ingredient list. There
> is an 800 number to call for "technical assistance". Early next week
> when I have some free time I'm going to call, because now I'm
> curious. I'll let you know if I find out anything worthwhile.
> Whatever is in it, this product has really made clean up alot easier for me.
> >I contacted Christine's Graphic Supplies to ask about Genie's Safe N
> >Easy and obtain it's MSDS. Don't know what I was expecting since it
> >claims to have no harsh toxins there was nothing listed on the sheet
> >regarding "ingredients". I was just curious what it's made of. I was
> >also told it's "super concentrated". Now like with California Wash,
> >which some people use out of the can but is recommended to be mixed
> >with water...why is that not a bad idea? Wouldn't I want to keep
> >water-soluble solvents away from a press? Though I guess if applied
> >carefully it only should touch the rollers...
> >Dan Selzer