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Can white spirit be used to clean tiles where alcohol is specified. It is to fit Command hanging hooks which specify clean with alcohol .

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On Monday, 14 January 2019 17:00:45 UTC, curious wrote:
Can white spirit be used to clean tiles where alcohol is specified. It is to fit Command hanging hooks which specify clean with alcohol .


Either degreases. White spirit is more toxic.


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curious wrote:
Can white spirit be used to clean tiles where alcohol is specified.
It is to fit Command hanging hooks which specify clean with alcohol .


Meths.


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On 14/01/2019 17:20, Mr Pounder Esquire wrote:
curious wrote:
Can white spirit be used to clean tiles where alcohol is specified.
It is to fit Command hanging hooks which specify clean with alcohol .


Meths.



Meths is crap for pretty much anything.

IPA is reasonably decent as a weak solvent and readily available.

Carbon TetraChloride was the ******** but you won't get that anymore
('cos it gives you cancer**)

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Jethro_uk writes:
On Mon, 14 Jan 2019 09:09:13 -0800, tabbypurr wrote:

On Monday, 14 January 2019 17:00:45 UTC, curious wrote:
Can white spirit be used to clean tiles where alcohol is specified. It
is to fit Command hanging hooks which specify clean with alcohol .


Either degreases. White spirit is more toxic.


NT


I would have thought white spirit would leave a residue ?


Other way around - white spirit leaves no residue or smell once it's
evaporated, but being much less volatile, that takes much longer,
and it stinks more until it's evaporated.
Your alcohol will have additives to make it toxic and to colour it,
and these leave residues. (Pure ethanol wouldn't, but you can't buy
that without paying lots of duty.)

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On 14/01/2019 19:46, Andrew Gabriel wrote:
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Jethro_uk writes:
On Mon, 14 Jan 2019 09:09:13 -0800, tabbypurr wrote:

On Monday, 14 January 2019 17:00:45 UTC, curious wrote:
Can white spirit be used to clean tiles where alcohol is specified. It
is to fit Command hanging hooks which specify clean with alcohol .

Either degreases. White spirit is more toxic.


NT


I would have thought white spirit would leave a residue ?


Other way around - white spirit leaves no residue or smell once it's
evaporated, but being much less volatile, that takes much longer,
and it stinks more until it's evaporated.
Your alcohol will have additives to make it toxic and to colour it,
and these leave residues. (Pure ethanol wouldn't, but you can't buy
that without paying lots of duty.)


This is why I like IPA...

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On 2019-01-14 12:50 p.m., Tim Watts wrote:
On 14/01/2019 19:46, Andrew Gabriel wrote:
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¬*¬*¬*¬*Jethro_uk writes:
On Mon, 14 Jan 2019 09:09:13 -0800, tabbypurr wrote:

On Monday, 14 January 2019 17:00:45 UTC, curious¬* wrote:
Can white spirit be used to clean tiles where alcohol is specified. It
is to fit Command hanging hooks which specify clean with alcohol .

Either degreases. White spirit is more toxic.


NT

I would have thought white spirit would leave a residue ?


Other way around - white spirit leaves no residue or smell once it's
evaporated, but being much less volatile, that takes much longer,
and it stinks more until it's evaporated.
Your alcohol will have additives to make it toxic and to colour it,
and these leave residues. (Pure ethanol wouldn't, but you can't buy
that without paying lots of duty.)


This is why I like IPA...

indiana pale ale is awful
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On 14/01/2019 19:50, Tim Watts wrote:
On 14/01/2019 19:46, Andrew Gabriel wrote:
In article ,
¬*¬*¬*¬*Jethro_uk writes:
On Mon, 14 Jan 2019 09:09:13 -0800, tabbypurr wrote:

On Monday, 14 January 2019 17:00:45 UTC, curious¬* wrote:
Can white spirit be used to clean tiles where alcohol is specified. It
is to fit Command hanging hooks which specify clean with alcohol .

Either degreases. White spirit is more toxic.


NT

I would have thought white spirit would leave a residue ?


Other way around - white spirit leaves no residue or smell once it's
evaporated, but being much less volatile, that takes much longer,
and it stinks more until it's evaporated.
Your alcohol will have additives to make it toxic and to colour it,
and these leave residues. (Pure ethanol wouldn't, but you can't buy
that without paying lots of duty.)


Not very much, though, even from purple "meths". The toxic bit is
methanol which is even more volatile than ethanol, the dye is pyridine
but only at a tiny level


This is why I like IPA...


Agreed

The trouble with white spirit is that contains hydrocarbon molecules of
various lengths, and the longer are less volatile. Unless you apply a
little heat it won't evaporate quite as quickly as meths or IPA.

Oh, but white spirit is not significantly toxic.

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On 14/01/2019 17:10, Jethro_uk wrote:
On Mon, 14 Jan 2019 09:09:13 -0800, tabbypurr wrote:

On Monday, 14 January 2019 17:00:45 UTC, curious wrote:
Can white spirit be used to clean tiles where alcohol is specified. It
is to fit Command hanging hooks which specify clean with alcohol .


Either degreases. White spirit is more toxic.


NT


I would have thought white spirit would leave a residue ?

no, but the pong hangs around

Use gin or vodka...:-)


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On 14/01/2019 18:55, Tim Watts wrote:
On 14/01/2019 17:20, Mr Pounder Esquire wrote:
curious wrote:
Can white spirit be used to clean tiles where alcohol is specified.
It is to fit Command hanging hooks which specify clean with alcohol .


Meths.



Meths is crap for pretty much anything.

IPA is reasonably decent as a weak solvent and readily available.

Carbon TetraChloride was the ******** but you won't get that anymore
('cos it gives you cancer**)

** When I die, it's going to be a toss up between the Coal Tar, CCl4,
funky food colours and the asbestos!


I would have thought that meths would have been fine for this job.

I carry meths in the van for cleaning old sockets and switches.

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