what is mineral spirits made for?


#1

I know mineral spirits is a good bearing cleaner, but what was it made for? This might be a silly question, but I dont clean hearings (I asked a friend to do it once). Is it made for yoyos? Or cars or something?


#2

It’s a cleaning solvent. Used for painting and such. Think: turpentine.


#3

Paint thinner :slight_smile: not for cats … ------>SQUIRREL<------


#4

I believe you clean your paintbrushes in it after doing some painting right?


#5

#6

HAHAHA hilarious bro.


(WildCat23) #7

It’s a paint thinner. Just a low oder one.


#8

If you are painting with an oil-based paint (spraypaint, other paint), you would use mineral spirits (another name for paint-thinner) to clean up your mess and your brushes since water wouldn’t be able to clean it up (it’s oil-based)


#9

Its poisonn… Use 90% iso alcohol instead, and you wont burn your nostrils off


#10

I immediately thought Duck Dynasty XD and I’ve noticed out of everything I’ve used Paint thinner is the best. It’s just kind of dangerous. Accidentally put it in a plastic cup and left it there for 20 minutes and the walls of the cup had started to cave in.


(WildCat23) #11

It’s not poison. It’s not meant to be drunk.


#12

Quit spreading useless nonsense.


#13

Wikipedia is your friend.

Which poisons are meant to be drunk?


#14

My dad uses it to put his grips n his golf clubs or something…


#15

I’d suggest hair spray. I’m assuming he uses it as lubricant to help slide them on. Hairspray acts as a lubricant while it’s wet, then when it dries, it acts as an adhesive.


(WildCat23) #16

Alcohol.