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Bob #2

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#1 posted 1519 days ago

I’ve used VOC’s for years but…never around open flame I’m not afraid of fumes as I am dropping the stuff on the floor or it’s solvents.
I simply wont use any flammables around any flame period.
I have an infrared heat system in my shop and have cut way back on lacquers during the winter until I get a better filtration system.
I agree with Jim, If you are just starting out go with the water based systems.

I have stored oily rags in a sealed tin from time to time but only for short periods ( 24 hrs)
There’s not enough air in there to support combustion.
p.s. the coffee can with the plastic lid – not a good idea.

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