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cjs

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Anyone know where I can get some isopropyl alcohol from? I want a shop or store I can walk in and get a litre. I need it for cleaning stuff!....Honest! Boots and other Chemists I have tried don't sell it.

Airbag

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Drug store or hardware store should have it.

mybrainhurts

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You want IsopropylalcoholS'R US......

toastboy

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I've got it from Boots in the past but had to go to the pharmacy for it.

Twas a few years back though.

Neil_Sc

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Local chemists
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Puggit

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Maplin do it in a wd-40 type can and straw

DangerousMike

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I tried to buy some in boots, they looked at me blankly whilst i said propan-2-ol and IPA, and as soon as I said isopropyl alcohol they said "we don't see alcohol" and just kept repeating that as I explained it wasn't alcohol...

oh well...

cjs

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Neil_Sc said:
Local chemists
As I said in my post, no luck locally.

cjs

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toastboy said:
I've got it from Boots in the past but had to go to the pharmacy for it.

Twas a few years back though.
Not any more they tell me.

cjs

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Airbag said:
Drug store or hardware store should have it.
That's what I thought however in the UK there appears to be a problem now getting it, probably some new regulation or law brought in to protect us vulnerable citizens!

cjs

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Puggit said:
Maplin do it in a wd-40 type can and straw
Thanks, that may be the answer however I really wanted a bottle of the stuff.

robinhood21

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Not sure just how many chemists stock isoproyl alcohol, but purchased mine from the first chemist I went to. I know chemists are reluctant to sell it, as being alcohol, it can be consumed. yum

I use it for mixing with distilled water to use with my record cleaning machine. Perhaps if you have a word with the chemist, and convince him of your reason for use, the chemist might just find some lurking beneath the counter.

lunchbox

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richyb

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I got 500ml from boots.

Ganglandboss

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Make sure you get a cold one!

cjs

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lunchbox said:
Thanks but I want to walk in and buy some if possible tomorrow.

richyb

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cjs said:
lunchbox said:
Thanks but I want to walk in and buy some if possible tomorrow.
Boots.

wiffmaster

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http://www.lpchemicals.com/product.php?N=Propan-2-...

Ordered from these guys before with no problems. The ebay option above may be easier, though.

cjs

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richyb said:
I got 500ml from boots.
Well I tried today and they said they did not sell it, maybe I'll have a go in a different branch. If not I'll have to try more chemists.

richyb

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cjs said:
richyb said:
I got 500ml from boots.
Well I tried today and they said they did not sell it, maybe I'll have a go in a different branch. If not I'll have to try more chemists.
I see. Did you ask for isopropyl alcohol or 'rubbing' alcohol as its commonly known? TBH the person in boots was probably a moron and had no clue what you were asking about.

Edited by richyb on Tuesday 12th August 19:03

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