Like many machinists and metal workers I have been using Dykem Marking Fluid for years.
My very good friend and co YouTube creator Dimitris who runs the JimmysCanal channel has spent a long time developing his own marking fluid. Why? Because Dykem is unavailable or exorbitant in his native Greece. He sent me a sample of his fluid a few weeks ago and I promised to try it on my projects.
I decided to make this video for two reasons.
1. To do a comparison between his, ARC Marking Fluid and Dykem
2. If it was good enough I thought it was a brilliant way to help a fellow creator and machinist to raise a little cash.
He doesn't want to use Patreon or partnerships. He just creates and invents. So maybe my fellow machinists and metalworkers might see this as a good way of supporting a colleague.
NB. In the first instance this fluid will only be available in the UK and in Greece as it is very difficult to ship flammable liquids internationally. Secondly, it is not available yet. We are waiting to see what the level of support will be. If you are interested, please leave a comment here or on the JimmysCanal channel. If we get a few takers we will find of way to take payment and ship to you. Thank you so much for watching and we really look forward to your support. Finally, I am not getting paid for this. All profits will go to JimmysCanal to support his amazing work.