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MEK...was Consumer Warning Labels


Tim O'Connor
 




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On Mon, Mar 9, 2020 at 07:55 AM, Jack Burgess wrote:
Our hardware store had a MEK substitute but I read that it didn’t work on styrene like MEK
Exactly what I found. Presumably the substitute is effective as a paint thinner, but it's pretty useless for welding plastic.

Jack Mullen


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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Jack Mullen
 

On Mon, Mar 9, 2020 at 07:55 AM, Jack Burgess wrote:
Our hardware store had a MEK substitute but I read that it didn’t work on styrene like MEK
Exactly what I found. Presumably the substitute is effective as a paint thinner, but it's pretty useless for welding plastic.

Jack Mullen


Jack Burgess
 

Our hardware store had a MEK substitute but I read that it didn’t work on styrene like MEK…

 

Jack Burgess

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mont Switzer
Sent: Monday, March 9, 2020 5:21 AM
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Tom and all,

 

I have had a similar experience with MEK.  My local hardware store (now gone) was nice enough to special order MEK for me, but I had to take a full case consisting of four 1 gallon cans.  I’m still on the first can which lives in my garage.

 

I have a standing offer with all local friends.  FREE MEK.  Bring your own tight seal jar.

 

Last time I was through the big box store I saw that they now have MEK in 1 quart containers.  That was not the case 15-20 years ago.

 

Mont

 

Montford L. Switzer

President

Switzer Tank Lines, Inc.

Fall Creek Leasing, LLC.

mswitzer@...

(765) 836-2914

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Madden via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, March 8, 2020 5:53 PM
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When my employer closed down my prototype printed circuit lab in 1992 I liberated a 3/4 full gallon jug of MEK that was slated for disposal. I've only used it occasionally since I began resin casting, but it's still good 28 years later with minimal evaporation loss. It's in a glass jug with a lined plastic screw cap in our unheated garage.

Tom Madden