Originally Posted by Searider
...what exactly is standard thinners?
It's cellulose thinners. It is sometimes referred to a gun wash because that is the sort of general use is has. It can be used for spray painting if the weather is warm but it tends to bloom if the atmosphere is damp. I call it standard thinners because that's what it says in the tin.
It can be got from auto paint suppliers and some motorfactors. It usually costs me about 10 cwid something plus the vat for a 25ltr tin.
It has all sorts of uses: use with 60 grit to prepare hypalon for glueing, use to remove grease stains from clothing, use as a cleaning agent before painting or re-gelcoating your deck (
), use for resin brush cleaning...I much prefer it to acetone, use to remove nail polish (
), use to soften old paint and glue brushes, etc., etc.