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Old 08 September 2010, 04:42   #1
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Star Brite whip-it dip-it Thinners

I tried to use my old pot of whip it yesterday and it had gone a bit gloopy, talked to the manufacturers and was told to use Acetone to thin it down.
I was also told that it was that same stuff as their liquid insulation tape just a different label.
Might help someone out there!
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Old 08 September 2010, 05:07   #2
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Acetone is great for cleaning rubbing strakes!
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I tried to use my old pot of whip it yesterday and it had gone a bit gloopy, talked to the manufacturers and was told to use Acetone to thin it down.
I was also told that it was that same stuff as their liquid insulation tape just a different label.
Don't know about Star Brite in particular, but over here, the dip-type rope whipping stuff, liquid electrical tape, and a couple of other products that escape me at the moment are all the same stuff. It seems to me that they're all a sort of thin, high-volatile content rubber-based adhesive (think thinned out contact cement.)

Take a look at the label: There should be a warning about the solvent used ("Caution: Contains Acetone - high flammability" etc.) Thin it out with whatever it has as the main solvent.

BTW, you're lucky. I looked at my old bottle of liquid electrical tape, and found it just a thin dry rubber layer on the inside of the jar.

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