|Richard Acland||05/05/2020 12:45:56|
116 forum posts
Any one know of an alternative to Solarlac thinners which I am having trouble getting hold of,for cleaning brushes and thinning Solarlac paint.
|stu knowles||05/05/2020 13:00:49|
|606 forum posts|
I have always used cellulose thinner. I found that it needed to be quite thin or you get a weird 'candy floss' effect when spraying
Best bought by the 5 litre tin at around £12
|Jon - Laser Engines||05/05/2020 13:40:13|
|5510 forum posts|
I have that problem. It floats around in the air like hollywood spider webs.
|Alan H||05/05/2020 15:13:51|
|94 forum posts|
I just did a job with brushed on Solarlac, like Stu I used cellulose thinners with no problems. Needed to be thinned quite a bit to brush smoothly.
|Former Member||05/05/2020 15:16:06|
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|Jon - Laser Engines||05/05/2020 15:39:45|
|5510 forum posts|
I used both their thinners and cellulose, didnt make much difference
|alex nicol||05/05/2020 16:15:25|
384 forum posts
I've never tried it but just wondering if would Acetone work
|Manish Chandrayan||05/05/2020 17:18:17|
641 forum posts
Been exactly my experience
|Alan Hilton||05/05/2020 19:49:47|
|128 forum posts|
Cellulose thinners has some polar solvents along with non polar / aromatic / aliphatic solvents which is why it is wildly effective .The polar solvents can react with some enamel paint causing problems . Solarlac thins with cellulose as does Hamerite which is similar . However very old hamerite used chlorinated hydrocarbon solvents ,cellulose thinners causes this stuff to curdle like off milk.So old solarlac may be a problem .
2 k thinners is mostly a mix of toluene and xylene isomers(aromatic) . Enamel thinners is similar to 2 k with some aliphatic (petrol like) solvents
|John Lee||06/05/2020 11:32:27|
|747 forum posts|
Just found an old & rusty tin of Solarlac thinners in the shed. There isn't a full list of ingredients but the label has a warning that it contains 'Toluene and acetone'.
9254 forum posts
iirc Hammerite thinners will work....but try a little bit to test first
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