p2e3r4f5e6c7t8 (Hive Bee)
02-22-02 09:06
No 271896
      Methyl Ethyl Ketone  Bookmark   

Swim was in the hardware store the other day and he was in the pluming section, Swim saw this stuff called PVC priming fluid and it was a red colour.
On the bottle it said, PVC priming fluid 1000ml/L Methyl Ethyl Ketone.
Now swim needs to know is this the right stuff or dose ot have to bee distiled first to remove to red or what ever it is, Also it smelled like IPA.
Were swim lives in OZ he hasent seen any MEK, So he was wondering if this stuff can bee used.crazy

Ask no question's, and i will tell no lies.
(Stoni's sexual toy)
02-22-02 12:18
No 271971
      Re: Methyl Ethyl Ketone  Bookmark   

That seems to be pure MEK except it contains some dye. You have to distill it to remove the red dye.

I'm not fat just horizontally disproportionate.
(Hive Bee)
02-23-02 01:01
No 272260
      Re: Methyl Ethyl Ketone  Bookmark   

u could add an oil layer and see if u could extract some of the die out of it.  although on second thoughts - that probably won't work.

I wouldn't do that if I were you.....
02-23-02 03:58
No 272335
      Re: Methyl Ethyl Ketone  Bookmark   

Look in the paint section around the tone...SWIM sees MEK there all the time.

--Why '77', You get "Eight" more!!!--
(Hive Bee)
02-23-02 06:08
No 272365
      Re: Methyl Ethyl Ketone  Bookmark   

That too probably wont be 100% pure MEK either.

I wouldn't do that if I were you.....
(Old P2P Cook)
02-23-02 07:34
No 272393
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That too probably wont be 100% pure MEK either.
I don't know about elsewhere but in the US it will be pure.
(Hive Bee)
02-23-02 07:40
No 272396
      Re: Methyl Ethyl Ketone  Bookmark   

What would someone use methyl ethyl ketone for?

We'll soon FIND OUT if I'm a chemist or not!
(Paid Informant)
02-23-02 08:31
No 272413
      Re: Methyl Ethyl Ketone  Bookmark   

Fiberglass resin solvent, paint thinner, or general all around solvent...electronics solvent too...for dissolving flux...no not fuc*s ;-)  Pyrex out....P.S.- PVC primer ISN'T pure MEK almost all brands contain tetrahydrofuran along with the MEK...And you'll likely have a bit** of a time seperating the two by distilling or extracting it....better off acquiring it as MEK from chem supplier or paint store.  Good Luck  Pyrex out of solvent
(Hive Bee)
02-23-02 10:55
No 272459
      Re: Methyl Ethyl Ketone  Bookmark   

Swim hasent seen any MEK in the paint section, If your an OZ bee and have seen MEK in the hard ware store nere the acetone, If your not an OZ bee fuck off and dont send swim or other people on a wiled goose chase.tongue

Ask no question's, and i will tell no lies.
(irritable and cranky)
02-23-02 14:22
No 272502
      Re: Methyl Ethyl Ketone  Bookmark   

You'd be better off not telling the bees that you want to help you, to fuck off!
What do you want MEK for in particular? Surely you could just use another solvent if it's just for washes etc. Otherwise if you need it specifically it can be bought legally in some shops. I know of a shop in our first state that has it lab grade for those walking in off the street. But for most purposes other then a reagent it is not necessary.

(Hive Bee)
02-23-02 15:43
No 272509
      Re: Methyl Ethyl Ketone  Bookmark   

boat builders, fibre glass supplies they also stock other good supplies.

go to a medium size boat store and ask questions to price a job, don't make shit up, just get prices

plan to do a glassing job, draw a box for storing something or a funny shape fountain/rock feature whatever, draw it out on paper then go costing it up.

ask about gel coat, glass weights, sanding, bogging, painting, cleaning ask heaps of questions and take info and prices off the now bored sales assistant.

its a dry run, you learn more about what they say is good to get.

take your notes and go to boat builder (with crispy cash kaching) and get the bits you "still need to get" from them.

when you buy industrial grade by the drum, its about $$$ and often there acetone, mek, dcm is a lot cleaner because larger more focussed suppliers move big units and arn't in the business of charging heaps for old shitty incorrectly (but fancy) packaged retail sized red herrings.

remember you know nothing, so why would you specifically ask for a certain chemical. just ask away till you strike some friendly bugger you tells you what you need.

nb: they buy the drums, you buy a couple of litres.

blah blah something funny blah blah
(Hive Bee)
02-24-02 11:14
No 272833
      Re: Methyl Ethyl Ketone  Bookmark   

Holey shit, Were the fuck have you been cebo.laugh
Swim hasent seen you or any of your posts by you for a long time now,Been a busy bee huh.
Any way swim needs MEK for fibre glassing, Gonzos nitromethane AL/hgtongue.
You know that sort of thing.shocked

Ask no question's, and i will tell no lies.