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    loves collage, altered art and making a mess!!! lorrainescrafts's Avatar
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    Is isopropyl alcohol commonly called surgical spirit?

    I read somewhere that you can use isopropyl alcohol instead of blending solution with alcohol inks. I am having problems getting hold of it. Is surgical spirit the common name for this chemical? Any ideas anyone - its just that I seem to be going through loads of blending solution with my alcohol inks and dont want to pay 4.99 again and again

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    So many photos, so little time USA2UK's Avatar
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    It's rubbing alcohol, right? Boots probably has it...

    Oh, this is what Wikipedia says: In the UK the equivalent skin preparation is surgical spirit which is always based on an ethyl alcohol-methyl alcohol mixture, and which often has the addition of small quantities of iodoform as a topical bacteriocide.

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    Not sure if it has another name but I did use alot of it when I was cake decorating, so you could try a shop that sell cake decorating supplies. Hope that helps. I threw a bottle out because I have given up the cake decorating before I had discovered all about alchol inks in scrapbooking, could have kicked myself

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    I have a bottle of surgical spirit here. It contains....

    Castor Oil
    Methyl Salicylate
    Diethyl Phthlate
    Industrial Methylated Spirit
    - 6.25% Welsh -

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    going digi, then I can fit all my stash in a 3" box enola05's Avatar
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    Don't know what it's also known as, I have some (I bought it to unblock printer head), didn't know you could use it with alcohol inks too .

    Maplin electronics sell it for about 6.50 for a 400 ml aerosol

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    You can also get 1Litre on Ebay for 5.99 buy it now.

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    I know someone who uses surgical spirit instead of bleding solution.
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