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What grade of Isoproyl Alcohol ?
Wingtsun
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, December 05, 2018 - 02:21 PM UTC
Thanks everyone
SSGToms
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Connecticut, United States
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2018 - 02:45 PM UTC
I use 91% from Wal-Mart or the drug store.
MLD
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Vermont, United States
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Posted: Sunday, December 02, 2018 - 02:50 PM UTC

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What strength of isopropyl acohol should I use for thinning acrylic paint? 99 percent or 70 percent ?



I have been running 70% drug store stuff through airbrushes with Tamiya, Poly Scale (back in the old old days), Model Master Acryl, and Gunze for 25+yrs and had no troubles.
Dragon164
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, December 02, 2018 - 02:24 PM UTC
90 to 99%

Cheers Rob.
Pave-Hawk
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, December 02, 2018 - 12:53 PM UTC
I use 99% as that's what I can get cheaply at an electronics store.
brekinapez
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Sunday, December 02, 2018 - 12:42 PM UTC
91% is the strongest I've seen and it is what I buy.
Wingtsun
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, December 02, 2018 - 12:03 PM UTC
What strength of isopropyl acohol should I use for thinning acrylic paint? 99 percent or 70 percent ?