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Old 04-19-2017, 08:03 AM
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From my query on this subject:

> Hi Vans Aircraft,
>
> I'm nearing my tank sealing and am acquiring the materials to do it.
> In the construction manual, naptha or MEK are suggested as cleaning
> agents to cleanse the parts before sealing. I also checked the website
> for the sealant and they suggest methylene chloride (http://flamemaster.com/wp-content/up...-rev-01-07.pdf).
>
> I'm in California and MEK is not for sale here. I cannot find naptha and
> cannot find anything labeled methylene chloride -- at least not by those
> names. In my internet research, it is suggested Coleman camping fuel is
> naptha -- I can get this but I don't necessarily trust the internet. I can
> also find a number of other solvents (acetone, denatured alcohol, etc.).
> Do you have suggestions for alternatives that might be available in
> California which would be acceptable for cleaning parts?
>
> Thank you,

And the reply:
The coleman camp fuel is most likely the best product you will find in your
state and is what most of us here would use on our own projects.
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Old 04-19-2017, 09:51 AM
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From my query on this subject:

And the reply:
The coleman camp fuel is most likely the best product you will find in your
state and is what most of us here would use on our own projects.
Thanks, I've seen camp fuel mentioned a few times as well. Does it clean up the wet proseal from the areas that need it too?
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Old 04-19-2017, 10:58 AM
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> Thanks, I've seen camp fuel mentioned a few times as well. Does it clean up the wet proseal from the areas that need it too?

Yes, I used it for that too. Acetone worked also. I felt both of those were superior to denatured alcohol for cleanup.
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Old 04-19-2017, 11:07 AM
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> Thanks, I've seen camp fuel mentioned a few times as well. Does it clean up the wet proseal from the areas that need it too?

Yes, I used it for that too. Acetone worked also. I felt both of those were superior to denatured alcohol for cleanup.
Thanks, I'll pick up a can and give it a try!
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Old 04-19-2017, 02:11 PM
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Thanks, I've seen camp fuel mentioned a few times as well. Does it clean up the wet proseal from the areas that need it too?
It works but may require a little more effort than MEK. I always have a quart of MEK available when sealing but will only use it when I am not making fast enough progress cleaning up the mess with "Camp Fuel". IF in the Peoples Socialist Republic of Kalifonia where MEK is not available, the MEK substitute will work but not quite a well are real MEK.
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Old 02-01-2018, 09:18 AM
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One thing I did was use the tubes of pro seal and took an ordinary caulk gun and ground down the plunger on a grinder until it would fit in the pro seal tube
Put a large washer on the nozzle that would fit in the retaining collar on the caulk gun and presto you have saved your self a hundred dollar bill from having to buy the professional Proseal gun
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Old 02-01-2018, 12:55 PM
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It works but may require a little more effort than MEK. I always have a quart of MEK available when sealing but will only use it when I am not making fast enough progress cleaning up the mess with "Camp Fuel". IF in the Peoples Socialist Republic of Kalifonia where MEK is not available, the MEK substitute will work but not quite a well are real MEK.
MEK is available in California. I bought a quart of it recently at Aircraft Spruce in Corona.
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