Re: Mineral Spirits vs. Paint thinner...
Got intrigued -- so I looked around a little... Check at the bottom of the page on the second link. A little more detail.
Originally Posted by Paul O in Paris
It's an aliphatic carbon compound, petroleum distillate--
Odour free is probably better yet -- even fewer impurities.
Info from Shell...
One company's paint thinner
And this might put it all in perspective...
The more impurities the more dangerous. Go for the odor free.
MSDS -- safety sheet.
And lacquer thinner -- look at bottom for ingredients -- Acetone and Toluene mostly...
Formulas vary widely for last item.
Well -- I learned something today. When Paul answered I realized "I didn't have a clue..." so I looked.
Last edited by willr; 06-19-2009 at 12:10 PM.
Reason: typos -- again
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