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Old 04-19-2017, 09:03 AM
jswartz jswartz is offline
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: San Diego, CA
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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 (
> 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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