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 Posted 03/05/2012  8:33 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add murrellington to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

So I previously bought some acetone from target, and I was told not to use it because it wasn't pure acetone. I was told that home depot had the acetone I would be looking for. Well I went to home depot and got some acetone, I tried to read the ingredients but can't find it anywhere on the label. Does this mean it is pure acetone and okay for use? Here is the one I bought:

http://www.homedepot.com/buy/paint/...n-54679.html

Thanks in advance for the help!

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 Posted 03/05/2012  9:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add erkle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
not sure but I brought mine from repco ( car parts supplier) all it has written for ingredients is acetone 791g/l, I just figured if it was for painting cars with ( section it was in ) it had to be pure, that and the fact it mentions no other ingredient or chemical, its or mine is yellowish in colour
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 Posted 03/05/2012  9:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add west- canuk to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I bought some at a big chain hardware store, but it's crystal clear , not yellow(?).
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 Posted 03/05/2012  9:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add murrellington to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't know about that yellow... Pure acetone is clear from what I have gathered.
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 Posted 03/05/2012  10:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ContraJame to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@murrellington: If you look at http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pd...ik|100141096 it states that the acetone concentration is 100%. I'm no chemist but I'm guess that means you purchased the correct thing. Hopefully someone with some experience will chime in with confirmation.
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 Posted 03/05/2012  10:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add murrellington to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Contra-Jame. I think I got the right stuff. I would assume they would list other ingredients if there were any...
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 Posted 03/05/2012  11:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add CPC24 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Klean-Strip is what Home Depot and Lowe's sell. I use it for my coins. It's clear, and never leaves any residue or film, unless the coin is really dirty. It's great for removing glue or nail polish, too.
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 Posted 03/05/2012  11:29 pm  Show Profile Check Earle42's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If you follow the link to the MSDS and read it you will find you have 100% acetone - this is the stuff
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 Posted 03/05/2012  11:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add murrellington to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks guys for the help! Glad I got the right stuff this time.
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 Posted 03/06/2012  12:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add fioti to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Lets hope it's the right stuff, I've been using the same thing. No problems, I rinse with it also, then distilled H20.
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 Posted 03/06/2012  10:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A simple test is all you need. Take any clean, clear glass dish. Make sure it is clean. Pour a bit of the Acetone on the dish and allow it to evaporate. If there is nothing left, it was OK. If there is any kind of residue left on the plate, it is contaminated.
And for those that have a can laying around for a long time, you should periodically do that test. The reason is that every time you open that can, you allow outside air to get in. As you use some, there is now more room in the can for the outside air. Pending on where you live, the invironment of your home, the amount of air polutions can vary excessively creating a slightly contaminated Acetone.
Also, regardless of what is on the can, remember that the shelf life of that product may be a possible problem. If not a big seller, such a can may have been there for years. No canning process is foolproof and the inside of that can could be slowly disolving into the Acetone.
Nothing to loose by continuously doing the test as noted above.
And as usual, remember that stuff is flamable.
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 Posted 03/06/2012  11:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add murrellington to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the info just carl.
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 Posted 03/06/2012  12:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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If you follow the link to the MSDS and read it you will find you have 100% acetone - this is the stuff
This is where I was going before I realized someone else may have already mentioned it.
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 Posted 03/06/2012  3:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add SsuperDdave to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A) I am the Receiving Manager of a Home Depot.

B) There's no doubt in my mind that the acetone we sell is pure - its' intended use with paint requires 100% concentration. Obviously, it's what I use.

Edit: To address one of Carl's points - in my store, we can get about 50 quarts of acetone on the shelf at once. We bring about a pallet per month of it into the building, probably 100 cans a month. That's pretty fresh product.
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 Posted 03/06/2012  6:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Edit: To address one of Carl's points - in my store, we can get about 50 quarts of acetone on the shelf at once. We bring about a pallet per month of it into the building, probably 100 cans a month. That's pretty fresh product.

Pretty busy store. Glad to hear that the turnover is sufficient enough to keep such products fresh. Not sure if you are in charge of that department or have anything to do with it but one problem I've found in many stores everywhere is the help doesn't rotate the merchandise properly. Hopefully at your place they do but lots of reports of places with outdated products due to no product rotation. With something like Acetone though, a few weeks, months or even a year shouldn't be a problem if old.
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 Posted 03/06/2012  6:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add erkle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
just poured some more into my soak jar, it is a clear colour, its the glass jar I'musing gives it the yellowish tinge I just spotted
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