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Old 15-11-2003, 03:04 PM
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Default Source of methanol in the UK

I'm looking for a commercially available windscreen mix in the UK that contains methanol.
They've apparently all changed the packaging and contain no information on ingredients. (Bastids :roll: )

Despite the rumours that "Holts" windscreen concentrate does contain methanol, I've just had confirmation from the factory that it DOES NOT.

Apparently methanol-based products have been withdrawn from the market, so if the label doesn't state it explicitly, you have to assume that it hasn't got it.
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Old 19-11-2003, 05:05 PM
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Hi,
so where do you get the methanol from? Im in the UK and installing a WI system, habent looked into where to get it from yet so any info would be helpful,
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Old 20-11-2003, 11:59 PM
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Please try the following:

Methanol sources:
- Alcohols Ltd on 01279 658464 25L: ?44.00 205L: ?105.14
- Pertolchem on 0208 879 3090
- Cotswold Chemicals 01453 825292 5L: ?7.70 25L: ?26.04 205L: ?61.00

It will be easier if you look in the yellow pages for your local Chemical Dispenser Supplier and you can pick them up. Get a spare container so that you can dilute it before storing it - Dimin water is also very cheap from them - ?5-8 per 25L drum
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Old 21-11-2003, 10:16 AM
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thanks for that, will have a look through the Yellow Pages,
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Old 22-11-2003, 09:45 AM
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Model airplanes run on methanol (hint-hint)
I paid about ?6/gallon. Make sure it's pure, and not mixed with oil!

If you use the stock windscreen reservoir, remember that many fumes will enter the cabin. Methanol is toxic, and doesn't smell.
I chickened out and went for 90%water 10%methanol, mainly for antifreeze purposes.

If you use a dedicated tank for the stuff, make sure it's plastic (methanol attacks aluminium)
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Old 03-03-2004, 12:56 PM
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I can get 50 litres of methanol for approx 55 quid

if anyone is interested i will arange it

Mike.
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Old 06-10-2004, 04:54 PM
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indeed i get my methonal from the local hobby shop(pure no oil)
its about ?5 a gallon.


can i just check tho i have a aliminum tank and i plan on using about
a 70/30 water/meth mix.

will that be ok in the ali tank???


Glen
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Old 06-10-2004, 05:08 PM
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it will corrode an ally tank
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Old 06-10-2004, 08:47 PM
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I can get 50 litres of methanol for approx 55 quid

if anyone is interested i will arange it

Mike.
Wheres your location ?
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Old 06-10-2004, 09:53 PM
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i'm based in herts
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