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What is Naphtha called in the UK?

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  1. Munkipuss

    Munkipuss NEW MEMBER!

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    Hi folks,

    May seem like a silly question, but could anyone tell me what the UK equivalent of Naphtha is called?

    Is it just white spirit?

    Many thanks, in advance!
     
  2. liamurwin

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    Hi, i think its just regular lighter fluid
     
  3. telepath

    telepath Friend of Leo's

    Jun 26, 2009
    Wales, UK
    Lighter fluid
    Lighter fuel
    sometimes Ronsonol

    (never hear 'Naptha'!)
     
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  5. kwerk

    kwerk Poster Extraordinaire

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  6. Manitou

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    Lighter Petrol???
     
  7. Bolide

    Bolide Friend of Leo's

    Nov 21, 2010
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    I always get that confused with
    "Dawn Patrol".
     
  8. TaylorPlayer

    TaylorPlayer Tele-Afflicted

    Just regular old lighter fluid for your zippo is Naptha.
     
  9. dsutton24

    dsutton24 Poster Extraordinaire

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  10. Aurora

    Aurora TDPRI Member

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    Except that buying as Zippo fuel prob'ly costs you 10 times more..... :eek:
    Technically, Naphtha is a common name for a group of higher order petroleum destillates. There are several versions available as camp fuels, sometimes called power fuels. I think heptane is the most common clean version, but I'm not totally certain......
     
  11. Jack Wells

    Jack Wells Doctor of Teleocity

    Oct 19, 2003
    Albuquerque, USA
    I was looking at Wikipedia and found this use for naptha.

     
  12. Joe-Bob

    Joe-Bob Poster Extraordinaire

    Sep 6, 2004
    Dallas, Texas
    Zippo fluid is not all naptha, it is my understanding that it also contains oil(s).
     
  13. PennyCentury

    PennyCentury Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 16, 2009
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    Manny the camper wants to buy some white...
     
  14. fyl

    fyl TDPRI Member

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    The MSDS states :

    "Proprietary: NO
    Ingredient: VM & P NAPHTHA; (ALIPHATIC PETROLEUM DISTILLATES); BP:185F/85C
    @ 760 MM/HG. VP:38 MM/HG @ 68F/20C. CNTNS INGREDS 2 & 3.
    Ingredient Sequence Number: 01
    Percent: 19
    NIOSH (RTECS) Number: 1003161VN
    CAS Number: 64742-89-8
    OSHA PEL: 400 PPM MFR
    ACGIH TLV: N/K (FP N)
    -------------------------------------
    Proprietary: NO
    Ingredient: TOLUENE (SARA III)
    Ingredient Sequence Number: 02
    Percent: <7
    NIOSH (RTECS) Number: XS5250000
    CAS Number: 108-88-3
    OSHA PEL: 200 PPM
    ACGIH TLV: 50 PPM
    -------------------------------------
    Proprietary: NO
    Ingredient: CYCLOHEXANE (SARA III)
    Ingredient Sequence Number: 03
    Percent: <3.5
    NIOSH (RTECS) Number: GU6300000
    CAS Number: 110-82-7
    OSHA PEL: 300 PPM
    ACGIH TLV: 300 PPM
    -------------------------------------
    -------------------------------------
    Proprietary: NO
    Ingredient: VM & P NAPHTHA; (ALIPHATIC PETROLEUM DISTILLATES); CONTAINS
    INGS 5 & 6.
    Ingredient Sequence Number: 04
    Percent: 81
    NIOSH (RTECS) Number: 1003161VN
    CAS Number: 64742-89-8
    OSHA PEL: 300 PPM MFR
    ACGIH TLV: 300 PPM MFR
    -------------------------------------
    Proprietary: NO
    Ingredient: XYLENE (SARA III)
    Ingredient Sequence Number: 05
    Percent: <8
    NIOSH (RTECS) Number: ZE2100000
    CAS Number: 1330-20-7
    OSHA PEL: 100 PPM
    ACGIH TLV: 100 PPM
    -------------------------------------
    Proprietary: NO
    Ingredient: BENZENE, ETHYL-; (ETHYL BENZENE) (SARA III)
    Ingredient Sequence Number: 06
    Percent: 2
    NIOSH (RTECS) Number: DA0700000
    CAS Number: 100-41-4
    OSHA PEL: 100 PPM
    ACGIH TLV: 100 PPM
    -------------------------------------"


    No added oils, only naphta with diluted sub-elements.

    http://www.nafaa.org/ZIPPO_MSDS.pdf
     
  15. jefrs

    jefrs Doctor of Teleocity

    Nov 20, 2007
    Newbury, England
    ^^^^^^
    That's naptha the chemical right enough...

    In the UK naptha is called naptha, as a chemical. It contains some very nasty chemicals e.g. toluene and xylene. Also called pet-ether in a lab (petroleum-ether, not to be confused with "ether" the anaesthetic). I'm not sure the public could buy this as it contains banned carcinogens, but we can buy lighter fuel containing the same evil stuff. We can buy unleaded petrol containing absolutely-verboten class-1 carcinogen benzene (good thing we got rid of that nasty lead). Go figure

    What is meant by "naptha" as a solvent/cleaner on here is petrol-lighter fuel (which /do not/ run on petrol/gasoline) e.g. Zippo.
     
  16. megafiddle

    megafiddle Former Member

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    Feb 27, 2011
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    Possibly benzine.

    I used to buy it in quart cans from hardware stores, and it was labeled as Benzine, VM & P Naphtha.
     
  17. 6x47

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  18. JonnyPM

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    Also, just regular ol' parts cleaner/degreaser, like what you'd get at an automotive paint store is naphtha too. A gallon is cheap and lasts a long time.

    Jonny
     
  19. '59_Standard

    '59_Standard Tele-Holic

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    Good question Munki and I have found it confusing on seeking the same answer myself when I have seen people say White Spirit, isn't, Naptha.

    Maybe there are different types of White Spirit - I don't know. From what I have found Naptha (as is VM&P) is a solvent used for thinning oil based Varnish/Paint. (Sounds like White Spirit to me! lol)

    I could point you to Behlen UK Naptha for straight, Naptha.

    Or Barretine

    Barretine PDF States its White Spirit is Naptha

    W&N UK -Artists White Spirit is Naptha

    W&N States its Naptha

    At least those two say: Naptha. ;)
     
  20. Aurora

    Aurora TDPRI Member

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    Nov 12, 2010
    Norway
    White spirit is a mineral oil based product , more related to kerosene than to petrol.
    Naphtha is a very light derivative, also oil based, but of much higher order.
    The closest we can get here in Europe, is heptane in the pure form, or as various form of burner fluid, ligher fluid, camping fluid, etc.
    Higher order solvents are getting more endmore difficult to buy freely here in Europe... in Norway, I cannot buy nitrocellulose lacquers anymore, except for stupid small cans of .15L for 15£ !
     
  21. jefrs

    jefrs Doctor of Teleocity

    Nov 20, 2007
    Newbury, England
    In the UK...

    UK white spirits for thinning paints and cleaning brushes is in military stores parlance "OM1" i.e. "Oil Mineral No.1" The number relates to its viscosity roughly the SAE - it is a thin mineral oil, and thus it is a collection of various petroleum derived "solvents".
    It is similar but not quite the same as lighter fuel, which /is/ the naphtha refered to for cleaning guitar bits.
    Pure naphtha is "petroleum ether" (pet. ether), this again is a petroleum distillate mixture.

    Nitrocellulose lacquer can be had in bottles from Halfords and elsewhere, as the base for various spray paints and as the clear varnish top-coat, same stuff.

    White gas is Coleman fuel, another proprietary variation on the white spirit / lighter fuel.

    Fyi "sweeping compound, oil absorbent" is Fullers-earth cat litter.
     
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