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Survivalism & Self Sufficiency Topics => Homesteading and Self Reliant Living => Topic started by: Greekman on August 21, 2019, 09:04:29 AM

Title: a question for those that use acetone-ATF mix
Post by: Greekman on August 21, 2019, 09:04:29 AM
does it separate after a short while?
Mine does, and I do not know if it should. (I used ATF type 3 I have for my car)
Title: Re: a question for those that use acetone-ATF mix
Post by: Redman on August 21, 2019, 10:42:56 AM
Probably about like water and oil. The lighter of the two will rise to the top. Probably needs to be shaken before use.

https://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread.php?57807-Acetone-and-ATF-Don-t-want-to-mix
Title: Re: a question for those that use acetone-ATF mix
Post by: Greekman on August 21, 2019, 01:16:37 PM
tnx!
Title: Re: a question for those that use acetone-ATF mix
Post by: DDJ on August 22, 2019, 02:23:00 PM
I am using a gun cleaning solution called Ed's red that is  a mix of ATF, Acetone, Kerosene and mineral spirits.  I have not seen any signs of it separating.  I had to look up the materials in it and saw some posts that were taking about separation so it is not unheard of.  I will have to make sure to shake mine before I use it incase I ma missing something.
Title: Re: a question for those that use acetone-ATF mix
Post by: Stwood on August 22, 2019, 09:31:31 PM
Lacquer thinner isn't quite as harsh. Try it over the acetone.
I don't think it will separate.
Title: Re: a question for those that use acetone-ATF mix
Post by: Redman on August 23, 2019, 07:15:39 AM
Doesn't evaporate as fast as acetone either. I've had acetone evaporate from cans closed with plastic snap on lids.