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    Re: Sextant on ebay
    From: cc thomas
    Date: 2006 Sep 6, 19:42 -0500

    Bill,
    Would the orange citrus concoction remove the paint from the aforementioned
    sextant ?
    I saw it at HD too but didn't think it a 'serious' paint remover but I'm
    listening.
    Thanks,
    Courtney
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Bill" <billyrem42@earthlink.net>
    To: <NavList@fer3.com>
    Sent: Wednesday, September 06, 2006 4:40 PM
    Subject: [NavList 1189] Re: Sextant on ebay


    >
    > Courtney wrote:
    >
    > > By the way, just left Home Depot [lookin' at paint remover] and noticed
    that
    > > the ratio of prices for:
    > > lacquer thinner, mineral spirits, and paint thinner
    > > was:
    > > 3  :  2  :  1
    > >
    > > What's the chemical difference  ?
    >
    > Long story short.
    >
    > As Red pointed out, thinner can be anything (even water for water-based
    > finishes.)
    >
    > Mineral Spirits is a petroleum distillate, and can be used to thin certain
    > paints (oil based?).  It is also safe to use to clean most cured finishes,
    > so not really a stripper.
    >
    > Lacquer thinner is what its name implies, and contains Acetone, Toluene,
    > Methanol and other nasty ingredients.  It will also eat into many older
    > finishes including lacquer and enamel, so could be used as a stripper for
    > those. (Particularly older solvent-based finishes).
    >
    > Stripper is nasty as well.  Most contain(ed) Methylene Chloride if memory
    > serves, as well as the ingredients common in lacquer. Methylene Chloride
    is
    > heavy.  Instead of shopping by price, shop by weight.  Compare two
    like-size
    > containers containing Methylene Chloride of stripper by different
    > manufacturers.  The heaviest contains more Methylene Chloride.  Buy that
    > one.
    >
    > I too have been very pleased with the performance of the orange-citrus
    brand
    > of stripper, but do not recall its active ingredients.
    >
    > Bill
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > >


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