Re: Old square bottle Floquil paints. - Original Diosol Floquil Thinner formula
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After my last can of Diosol ran out I had access to Toluene and Xylene at work. Our paint shop supervisor gave me a pint of roughly 50-50 mix. When that was gone I switched to 100% Xylene as we no longer used Toluene.
This works well with old (square bottles) and both older Floquil and newer Testors formula.
Both Glaze and High Gloss were clear amber and I've had both darken and set-up in bottle, something not the norm for the regular paints.
Here's the Diosol formula posted on another site by a chemist who did the analysis
"...38% by vol toluene , 41% by vol xylene and 21% by vol Solvesso 100 ( a long evaporation rate aromatic hydrocarbon solvent ). Getting the toluene and xylene is not difficult , but the Solvesso 100 is only available through chemical suppliers"
Solvesso 100 solvent is a grade of Naptha.
I found by mixing my own Diosol buy the finest grade solvents you can. A good Sherwin-Williams store has everything. I would avoid the chain stores.
This formula will rejuvenate old bottles of Floquil paint, some better than others. Filter the results if you have doubts. And it should rejuvenate your bottle of Glaze unless it has turned to jelly.
Exercise caution and mix components in a well ventilated space.
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