From: geoff on
In message <8cm3umFe4gU1(a)mid.individual.net>, michael adams
<mjadams25(a)ukonline.co.uk> writes
>/
>"geoff" <troll(a)uk-diy.org> wrote in message
>news:C3FI3rPfybZMFwxp(a)demon.co.uk...
>> In message <8clpjnFne4U1(a)mid.individual.net>, michael adams
>> <mjadams25(a)ukonline.co.uk> writes
>> >
>> >"john hamilton" <bluestar95(a)mail.invalid> wrote in message
>> >news:i448pu$qjp$1(a)news.eternal-september.org...
>> >> I thought Parker ball pens were not supposed to leak, mine has even though
>> >> it's not been stored upside down.
>> >>
>> >> It's very sticky inside. Is there any good way to clean it out?
>> >>Thanks for
>> >> advice.
>> >
>> >Isopropyl alcohol, obtainable from a store chemist but quite expensive.
>>
>> About �5/litre
>
>
>The last time I bought any it cost �6.99 for 500ml, well over twice
>that. The label is still on the bottle. With store chemists who
>actually stock it being thin on the ground, you have to take what
>you can find.
>
>While it may be cheaper in bulk, isopropyl alcohol is highly
>inflammable. And so buying a litre or more for occasional use
>in cleaning tape heads and the like, is not only hazardous
>but probably a false economy as well. Unless that is, additional
>uses can be found for it.
>
It is the only other alcohol, other than ethyl, that is not poisonous to
drink

12 litres last me about 3 months

Ah �5.61/l for 12 litres

http://cpc.farnell.com/pro-power/ppc104/ipa-cleaning-solvent/dp/SA01885?i
n_merch=Featured%20Products&MER=e-bb45-00001001



--
geoff
From: The Natural Philosopher on
michael adams wrote:
> /
> "geoff" <troll(a)uk-diy.org> wrote in message news:C3FI3rPfybZMFwxp(a)demon.co.uk...
>> In message <8clpjnFne4U1(a)mid.individual.net>, michael adams
>> <mjadams25(a)ukonline.co.uk> writes
>>> "john hamilton" <bluestar95(a)mail.invalid> wrote in message
>>> news:i448pu$qjp$1(a)news.eternal-september.org...
>>>> I thought Parker ball pens were not supposed to leak, mine has even though
>>>> it's not been stored upside down.
>>>>
>>>> It's very sticky inside. Is there any good way to clean it out? Thanks for
>>>> advice.
>>> Isopropyl alcohol, obtainable from a store chemist but quite expensive.
>> About £5/litre
>
>
> The last time I bought any it cost £6.99 for 500ml, well over twice
> that. The label is still on the bottle. With store chemists who
> actually stock it being thin on the ground, you have to take what
> you can find.
>
> While it may be cheaper in bulk, isopropyl alcohol is highly
> inflammable. And so buying a litre or more for occasional use
> in cleaning tape heads and the like, is not only hazardous
> but probably a false economy as well. Unless that is, additional
> uses can be found for it.
>

Its the main constituent in windscreen antifreeze IIRC.
Its not that inflammable, and there are dozens of DIY uses for it.

Cleaning computer keyboards is one. :-)


>
From: The Natural Philosopher on
geoff wrote:

>>
> It is the only other alcohol, other than ethyl, that is not poisonous to
> drink
>
> 12 litres last me about 3 months
>

So, have you been to AA yet?

:-)
From: Ericp on
On Sat, 14 Aug 2010 00:50:16 +0100, "michael adams"
<mjadams25(a)ukonline.co.uk> wrote:

>/
>"geoff" <troll(a)uk-diy.org> wrote in message news:C3FI3rPfybZMFwxp(a)demon.co.uk...
>> In message <8clpjnFne4U1(a)mid.individual.net>, michael adams
>> <mjadams25(a)ukonline.co.uk> writes
>> >
>> >"john hamilton" <bluestar95(a)mail.invalid> wrote in message
>> >news:i448pu$qjp$1(a)news.eternal-september.org...
>> >> I thought Parker ball pens were not supposed to leak, mine has even though
>> >> it's not been stored upside down.
>> >>
>> >> It's very sticky inside. Is there any good way to clean it out? Thanks for
>> >> advice.
>> >
>> >Isopropyl alcohol, obtainable from a store chemist but quite expensive.
>>
>> About �5/litre
>
>
>The last time I bought any it cost �6.99 for 500ml, well over twice
>that. The label is still on the bottle. With store chemists who
>actually stock it being thin on the ground, you have to take what
>you can find.
>
>While it may be cheaper in bulk, isopropyl alcohol is highly
>inflammable. And so buying a litre or more for occasional use
>in cleaning tape heads and the like, is not only hazardous
>but probably a false economy as well. Unless that is, additional
>uses can be found for it.
>
buy from ebay. The postage is more than the cost of 5L of IPA. 99%
stuff.

We use it for cleaning and it is good for killing flies at the moment.

From: Smitty Two on
In article <8clpjnFne4U1(a)mid.individual.net>,
"michael adams" <mjadams25(a)ukonline.co.uk> wrote:

> Isopropyl alcohol, obtainable from a store chemist but quite expensive.

IPA is a dollar a pint in the U.S. IOW, about the same as bottled water.