Klean-Strip "White" Mineral Spirits?

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Forum topic by FaTToaD posted 11-10-2010 07:07 PM 3405 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-10-2010 07:07 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question clean-strip green oderless mineral sprits

Out of curiosity, has anyone had any experience with Klean-Strip Green Odorless Mineral Spirits?

I bought a gallon at HD since they were out of everything else. When I got it home and put some on a rag, I was surprised when it came out white. It looks like skim milk! I’ve only used it to whip down a few pieces to see the color and to look for machining marks. It may just be me, but it seemed to take a long time to evaporate. I don’t think I’ll be using it to thin anything, just to clean, but it sure is strange…

-- David

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#1 posted 11-10-2010 07:15 PM

Wife bought some by mistake. It does a much better job of brush cleaning and wiping drips. I won’t be using it for thinner, either.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#2 posted 11-10-2010 07:26 PM

I bought some by mistake and did not like it at all. I definately will not use it much of anything, except as a brush cleaner such as Gene mentioned.

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#3 posted 11-10-2010 07:29 PM

I bought some but also noticed it was white and while I guess it cleaned my brushes ok, I don’t think I’ll buy it anymore either. I also would not use for thinning.

-- Matt -

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#4 posted 11-10-2010 07:29 PM

I got a gallon unknowingly. I just use it to clean brushes.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#5 posted 11-10-2010 09:45 PM

I got some and did not realize it was going to be white; I hate it. Wiped a spot of glue (from a price sticker) off some red oak, so now I got a big white smear. My first thought was, “Damn, some one at the store used this to clean a brush then put it out for sale.” This is pretty usless crap as far as I can see.

They need to put a warning on the label about this. I just screwed up a $2.00 board, but it could have been someones expensive piece of furniture. Not to mention what I wasted in time and money to buy this. I probably won’t buy any more Klean Strip products because of this. In fact, if I could meet the dim-wit who came up with this product I’d love to tell them where they can put the rest of it.

Sorry for the rant; but I feel better now.

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#6 posted 11-10-2010 11:41 PM

Fortunately, I bought a small bottle, but I don’t like it much either.

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