How much do you have to remove? I would think that normally the cost of
Goof-Off would not be all that much. If you have a lot, maybe you should
consider replacement or patching it with some from the closet or other out
of the way place. How worn is the carpet?
Not if you cover the floors with old sheets before
you paint. Of course, then you could always have
a spill like that shown for the guy on the ladder.
I don't use a ladder, still have had a spill,
climbed onto the chair looking up and my right
hand holding the paint tray dipped down. Went to
put the roller in the paint tray and looked down
at the mess. Damn! Stop painting and start
cleaning. I haven't had a paint spill since (he
said with fingers crossed behind his back).
Actually, it is spelled Xylene. How do I know??
Well, I am a physician,retired. When I was "working" I had occasion to
use a microscope under high power with an oil emersion lens. A drop of
oil is placed between the lens and the slide to make contact with both
for proper refraction. Xlene was used to clean the lens after use. Two
ounces lasted me 30 years!! Yes, nasty stuff!
On Sun, 13 Feb 2005 19:26:54 -0600, email@example.com (m Ransley)
On Mon, 14 Feb 2005 17:15:51 GMT, "Stormin Mormon"
OOOPS !! Yes, immersion. I missed spelling 101 while in Med school.
I was too busy playing around with Xlene which resulted from
the partial evaporation of my Xylene.
William W. Plummer wrote
"Denatured" means adulterated. Typically something like benzine is
added to grain alcohol (ethanol) to make it undrinkable so that it is
taxed differently. You could denature orange juice.
I also would have preferred if he had said "denatured ethanol" or just
"ethyl alcohol." That would have avoided any possible confusion.
But "denatured alcohol" is universally regarded to be ethanol which
has been purposely tainted to make it unfit for drinking but still usable
for one or more applications while avoiding the federal requirement that
it be taxed as consumable alcohol. To the best of my knowledge, there
is no federal mandate to denature any other form of alcohol - hence
the assumption that denatured alcohol is always ethanol-based. I'm
pretty certain that is how any dictionary would define "denatured alcohol."
There are quite literally hundreds of denaturing chemicals which are
carefully selected for particular applications. For example, there are
application for which methanol is a good choice for denaturing ethanol,
but this would be a very bad choice for ethanol-based rubbing alcohol
due to the toxic nature of methanol absorbed through the skin. And,
of course, all chemicals used for producing denatured alcohol must
meet strict federal requirements which mandate that the chemical can
not be easily separated from the ethanol.
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