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Offline Greekman

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a question for those that use acetone-ATF mix
« 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)

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Re: a question for those that use acetone-ATF mix
« Reply #1 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

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Re: a question for those that use acetone-ATF mix
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2019, 01:16:37 PM »
tnx!

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Re: a question for those that use acetone-ATF mix
« Reply #3 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.

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Re: a question for those that use acetone-ATF mix
« Reply #4 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.

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Re: a question for those that use acetone-ATF mix
« Reply #5 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.