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Old 22 June 2018, 07:13   #1
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Where to buy Toluene??

As per title, anybody know where to purchase Toluene locally?
(Iím in Northern Ireland)
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If you cant find it then



https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Toluene-2...-/263345269023


It might be more than you need
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Cheers Dave, was going to try cleaning my tubes with it, not sure if it would be too harsh or not?
20L would be a bit much but Iím sure Iíll get it locally somewhere....

Incidentally, have you any idea why I wouldnít be able to post pics from my iPhone?? I used to be able to
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Cheers Dave, was going to try cleaning my tubes with it, not sure if it would be too harsh or not?
20L would be a bit much but Iím sure Iíll get it locally somewhere....

Incidentally, have you any idea why I wouldnít be able to post pics from my iPhone?? I used to be able to

Personally I would use a rib cleaner followed by a something to protect the tubes. We use August Race products on customer boats rather than toluene.
If you use toluene then take care not to use too much on your rag as the excess sould run down and soften the glue on the strake, hull tapes or seam tapes



Not sure on photos as I only ever post from laptop.
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Thatís exactly what I was thinking! They arenít that bad to be fair, I used Polymarine cleaner and uv protection after. Maybe Iíll just stick to something like that. Thanks for the advice, I think Iíll steer clear of it.
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You could try using acetone on a piece of cloth. you would need to turn the cloth every so often otherwise the dirt will be retransfered back on to the tubes.
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People have smiled at this before but i have very easily cleaned up two part hypalon glue around a patch using lidl Baufix thinner ,£2.49 per litre ,on offer from today ,it claims to be toulene free so in my strange thought train i decided it must replace the one that used to contain toulene ,hence the one we need ,sure enough i reckon this is not a bad logic
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Lidl's all purpose thinner is Xylene rather than Toluene... Both will dissolve a PVC boat and glue.

But you can label it Toluene free ;-) They could also label it Acetone free!
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Lidl's all purpose thinner is Xylene rather than Toluene... Both will dissolve a PVC boat and glue.

But you can label it Toluene free ;-) They could also label it Acetone free!
Yes ,I am not sure of the science in it ,but all i can say is i did clean up (IBS ) 2 part hypalon glue with it ,with very good effect , i did obseve the label on the back of the glue tin ,said clean up with toulene but the word toulene had been crossed out in pen and i asked via my local distributor what replaced toulene but got no answer , looked to me a case of IBS trying to get more chemically aware in the world we now all live in
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Where to buy Toluene??

That sounds like a plan, thanks guys, Iíll see if I can get some later, my Rib is away having some maintenance carried out, wonít have it back until mid week, Iíll report back then!
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