methylated spirit


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methylated spirit

A mixture of ethyl alcohol and a small amount of methyl alcohol; used industrially as a solvent for paints, lacquers, and varnishes.
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The chemicals included methylated spirit and diesel, and they can cause problems in water courses and in the surface water drainage system.
CONMEN have been peddling fake bottles of whisky filled with cold tea, methylated spirits and even urine.
He said an open bottle of methylated spirit had been left beside a cooker and fumes from the bottle had ignited, causing Mrs Henderson's shirt to catch fire.
To remove waterproof mascara apply methylated spirit to the stain, rinse with soapy water and then wash as normal.
Lift off as much as possible with a wet paper towel, then dab gently with a cotton-wool bud dipped in methylated spirit.
Joanne McMahon didn't see an open flame when she threw methylated spirits on to it - engulfing her face, neck and hands in a ball of fire.
We came back soaking wet from a long walk and took the lunatic decision to heat some soup inside the tent using a small tin stove fired by methylated spirits.
Contract award: supply of medicinal products, methylated spirits and pharmaceutical raw materials.
Methylated spirits can be used to remove woolly aphids from the trunks of fruit trees.
Since I began practising as an optometrist, over 40 years ago, it has been standard practice to use methylated spirits to remove varifocal lens markings and price label residue from acetate and metal frames.
If cleaning doesn't remove the marks, sand them, clean with a cloth dampened with methylated spirits (or white spirit) and apply worktop oil.
When they got to Scapa Flow some would go to a chemists to buy methylated spirits to mix with it.