95% ethanol, 5% methanol. Roughly. In the UK, defined by BS3591:1985
The methanol is to 'denature' the ethanol to avoid duty and stop people drinking it, along with the purple colour (psychology) and Bitrex.
The old names for these alcohols are ethyl alcohol and methyl alcohol, hence the methylated bit.
And there's no need to SHOUT...
White spirit is good for smoke signals if put in a meths burner ,as i remember seeing some Duke of Edinburgh kids try it years ago .Big LOL .
Don't use it .
Zombie thread alert: nothing to see here...
BTW, JAZ: try reading posts in future; they may already contain the information you're after... I notice my earlier reply to this thread (22/1011/04) said pretty much the same thing...
Welcome to the OM forum here anyways there, JAZ 2!
cp, perhaps so much time was used up trying to first locate this old thread again here, that there was then no time left for his reading through it before posting the question! Just a thought!
Can I use white spirits to mix shellac flakes as I don't have any methylated spirits handy? i've tried to mix it and I'm thinking that maybe its a lengthy process and needs overnight?? Or is it a case of 'it's not going to work due to the oily content of the white spirits?'
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