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    Altair, there have been a lot of useful charts recently posted. Do they have their own category?

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    What, no naphtha? I use it all the time. Makes a good tar remover for the car and a good cleaner for removing oil or tapping fluid from parts. Also will remove most residue from tape, labels, etc. Not aggressive at all. It has never harmed the paint on my vehicles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neilbourjaily View Post
    Altair, there have been a lot of useful charts recently posted. Do they have their own category?
    Thank you, neilbourjaily. Glad that you find them useful. Will forward your wise suggestion to Jon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floradawg View Post
    What, no naphtha? I use it all the time. Makes a good tar remover for the car and a good cleaner for removing oil or tapping fluid from parts. Also will remove most residue from tape, labels, etc. Not aggressive at all. It has never harmed the paint on my vehicles.
    Isn't naptha a mix of other solvents?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sossol View Post
    Isn't naptha a mix of other solvents?

    Neil
    That is a problem with a lot of products. It is difficult to know for sure exactly what you are getting with you buy products labeled as "you name it". Naphtha is just one example. Gasoline is another example. It is difficult to know for sure what is in it. You can buy fuel line or gasket material marketed for "gasoline", but then you never know what additives are in the gasoline.

    I have an old Ford 860 farm tractor. It had a glass fuel sight bowl and screen with a cork gasket on the carburetor. The cork got old and crumbly. I got new "cork" from auto parts store. Made a new gasket. Ran the tractor for about a week, (not continuously . Then it sat for a week. Went out to use it one day, that gasket had swelled up and "oozed" itself out of place, spilling a whole tank of fuel on the ground. (Yes I neglected to close the fuel shut-off valve)

    Went to the local Parker Hydraulics distributor. Told them I needed gasket material for modern gasoline. Made a new gasket. It worked for a couple of years. Went out just last week to make sure the tractor was in good working order for a predicted snow. Turned on the fuel shutoff and gasoline began spewing out of that fuel bowl. After 2-3 years that gasket material failed. So, what happened, was it just the wrong material that failed after a few years? Or did the gasoline formulation change?

    Hard to know for sure. The search continues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sossol View Post
    Isn't naptha a mix of other solvents?

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    It's usually labeled VM&P Naphtha so maybe so.
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    Another good source for chemical compatibility: Cole Parmer https://www.coleparmer.com/Chemical-Resistance



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