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Markem dye

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Arthur Goodwin15/01/2021 19:51:23
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Hi all

My Markem dye is going a bit gungy and needs thinning.

Anybody kniw which is the best solvent to use.

Regards Arthur

Ian Johnson 115/01/2021 20:18:52
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1.1.1. Trichloroethane is the best solvent for thinning marking dye, pity it's classed as unobtanium these days!

not done it yet15/01/2021 21:04:09
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What does the label say it contains? What does it smell of? Ethanol, methanol, acetone? Just try them all on a single drop?

Hopper16/01/2021 00:54:30
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Traditionally we always used methylated spirits to thin marking dye at work. No idea about the specific Markem brand but it would be worth a try with a small sample.

not done it yet16/01/2021 07:12:17
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Posted by Hopper on 16/01/2021 00:54:30:

Traditionally we always used methylated spirits to thin marking dye at work. No idea about the specific Markem brand but it would be worth a try with a small sample.

Methylated spirit is ethanol denatured by methanol. Added smell, and bitterment reagents, to discourage people poisoning themselves (by the methanol).

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