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Topic # 201566 24-Aug-2016 15:42
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I have a old medium format film camera.  Where can I get some of these solutions to clean the old seals off? 

 

 

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1616913 24-Aug-2016 15:46
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Lighter fluid or Isopropanol (rubbing alcohol) should do the job


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  Reply # 1617103 24-Aug-2016 23:35
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You can get isopropyl alcohol from the chemist - be ready to show photo id when requesting it, and they will probably only sell small amounts to you.

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  Reply # 1617238 25-Aug-2016 10:52
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You can also buy it online, very pure and $12 for a litre.  http://www.purenature.co.nz/shop/Cosmetic+Ingredients/Solvents/Isopropyl+Alcohol%3Fsku=IPALTR.html a lot cheaper than buying it from a pharmacy who will probably sell you a tiny bottle for the same price (and not as strong)


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  Reply # 1617239 25-Aug-2016 10:54
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You can also buy it online, very pure and $12 for a litre.  http://www.purenature.co.nz/shop/Cosmetic+Ingredients/Solvents/Isopropyl+Alcohol%3Fsku=IPALTR.html a lot cheaper than buying it from a pharmacy who will probably sell you a tiny bottle for the same price (and not as strong)

 

 

Thanks!  That's a much better price than the pharmacy!


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  Reply # 1617250 25-Aug-2016 11:07
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Be aware that it evaporates very fast.  I'd recommend pouring a little into a small container and maybe even add a little water to make it easier to work with.  But the stuff is good, I bought a bottle for removing some tree sap from a car and been very happy with it, it has found quite a few other uses around the place, it's a very useful solvent




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  Reply # 1620734 1-Sep-2016 10:29
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Many thanks. Just received my bottle (from Pure Nature).  Yes much cheaper than the chemists, Jaycar etc. 


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