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Old 07-09-2016, 08:18 PM   #1
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Just pissed, went to my local hardware store today to find that we can no longer buy mineral spirits here in California!
I need to find another source of another product to help clean during polishing steps!
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Old 07-09-2016, 08:50 PM   #2
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Next trip out if they ask me if I have any mineral spirits I won't be surprised. What about mineral spirits is problematic.
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Old 07-09-2016, 09:03 PM   #3
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I have no sympathy for California residents. They keep the loons in office.
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Old 07-09-2016, 09:39 PM   #4
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Buy charcoal lighter fluid instead. It's pretty much the same stuff.

The loons are a Canadian thing.

Here in CA we have the bleeding heart liberal gun-haters. Don't go there.

Yeh, I'm stuck here for now....and yes, I vote against them every chance I get.


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Old 07-10-2016, 06:27 AM   #6
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Buy charcoal lighter fluid instead. It's pretty much the same stuff.

The loons are a Canadian thing.

Here in CA we have the bleeding heart liberal gun-haters. Don't go there.

Yeh, I'm stuck here for now....and yes, I vote against them every chance I get.


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I believe charcoal grills, charcoal and fluid have been banned in California for some time as well.
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Old 07-10-2016, 06:31 AM   #7
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What about WD40? It is basically mineral spirits with a little oil mixed in. I have had trouble getting mineral spirits that is pure even here in Alabama. They call it low odor and they cut it with something that separates and it is useless.

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My father was a painter and wallpaper hanger. We lived in Los Angles back in the 50s and 60s. I can remember him coming home every night and cleaning his brushes. He had five 5 gallon buckets with mineral spirits so he could wash his brushes by hand. All paint in those days was lead and oil based. He worked until 67 and lived to be 97 1/2.

The Loons are everywhere now, even in my neck of the woods.

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I have a cleaner for my copper cookware that was determined in California to be carsinogenic. Solution: I live in Tennessee. Made a note not to be used in California. Easy.
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Maybe it's California that's carsenogenic
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This kind of thing is happening all around the country and the world for that matter.

Last year I was surprised in certain counties in Georgia I could only buy windshield washer fluid rated to 32F. Basically water with some cleaning agents. I guess the alcohol is a problem. More rural counties - outside the metropolitan Atlanta area - the windshield product is still rated to 20F.

Looking on the internet I see the windshield washer fluid problem is happening all around the country. There are work-arounds... adding this bit of alcohol or some other substance to reduce the freezing temperature. What are people doing in the northern climates?

I'm sure somebody is solving a problem (real or perceived) but it causes other problems. Not sure which is the lesser of evils - alcohol in my washer fluid manufactured in automated factories or somebody adding ingredients (no telling what kind of fluid might be added) to their washer fluid.
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Make your own with some rubbing alcohol and a little dish soap and water. It is not as hard on the paint either. That 32 F stuff is basically colored water that smells like crap. They are worried about the methanol which is a neuro toxin but only if you drink the stuff.

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This kind of thing is happening all around the country and the world for that matter.

Last year I was surprised in certain counties in Georgia I could only buy windshield washer fluid rated to 32F. Basically water with some cleaning agents. I guess the alcohol is a problem. More rural counties - outside the metropolitan Atlanta area - the windshield product is still rated to 20F.

Looking on the internet I see the windshield washer fluid problem is happening all around the country. There are work-arounds... adding this bit of alcohol or some other substance to reduce the freezing temperature. What are people doing in the northern climates?

I'm sure somebody is solving a problem (real or perceived) but it causes other problems. Not sure which is the lesser of evils - alcohol in my washer fluid manufactured in automated factories or somebody adding ingredients (no telling what kind of fluid might be added) to their washer fluid.
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The crazy thing is I can still get Lacquer Thinner & Acetone, who'd a thunk!
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