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Anchored in Deshaies, Guadeloupe with wonderful fresh French bread and pastries from the bakery and reasonably priced fruit and veges a plenty, it seems a great place to get a little work done. We are far from any kind of hardware or marine store and I wondered if there was some generic thinner for polyurethane paint? Obviously I'm not going to find the recommended Pettit 12121 for use with their Easypoxy paint.
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Re: Polyurethane Thinner

According to the Material Data Sheet, the thinner is (by weight)
50-70 % Xylene
30-50 % Aliphatic Hydrocarbon (Stoddard type)
10-20% Ethylbenzene
1-10 % 1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene
So seems like their not too precise with their mix either, can you walk in an auto parts store and buy a bottle of xylene these days ?
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Re: Polyurethane Thinner

Most of the Poly's I've used (*residentially) in the past clean up with paint thinner. I use same to cut poly U varnish. Xylene is avail at most larger hardware stores like Ace. and Tru-Value...at least at mine 'round here
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Re: Polyurethane Thinner

I have used acetone with polyurethane paints. We are heading to Martinique in October, I'll bring some...
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Re: Polyurethane Thinner

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I have used acetone with polyurethane paints. We are heading to Martinique in October, I'll bring some...
Thank you, acetone we have. And turps, though I'm not sure that with all the oil in turps it would be a good thinner for polyurethane. It's been so hot I need to thin the paint a tad. Just poor planning on my part, not having what I need to work in paradise. It would be sweet if "most larger hardware stores like Ace. and Tru-Value...at least at mine 'round here" were "round here"?
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