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where to buy 99% alcohol?

post #1 of 35
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I read somewhere on one of the replies to my threads that plugs should be cleaned with 99% alcohol. I'd like to clean my plugs, but I can't find 99% for the life of me. Any suggestions? My CVS only carries 91%.
post #2 of 35
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Electronics surplus stores.

Radio Shack. Sold in a small bottle as tape head cleaner fluid.

Chemistry supply.

Often labelled as 100% Isopropyl alcohol
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post #3 of 35
Pharmacy should ahve it. That's where I bought mine.
post #4 of 35
We use 100% ethanol here in the lab that I work in. If I sold it to you I would be violating a number of federal laws. This stuff is highly regulated, and treated like gold, but it does come in handy as a waterless cleaner, and a few other things
post #5 of 35
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Originally posted by Iron_Dreamer
Pharmacy should ahve it. That's where I bought mine.
Which pharmacy did you purchase it from?

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post #6 of 35
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Most ethanol is laced with a toxin which can make anybody that drinks it sick and possibly blind. Exceptions include the the special 100% pure laboratory version.

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post #7 of 35
Hehehe.... Workers at the local Petrochemical plant have, in the past been known to bring home a flask of Ethanol at Christmas/New Year to add to the punch to pep it up a bit
post #8 of 35
In the old days, before they started adding methanol to our ethanol, we would marinate cherries in the fire water and it made for one hell of a "cherry bomb."
post #9 of 35
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My CVS only carries 91%
As someone who regularly has to clean CPU dies and various computer chips for heatsink installation, I needed a ready source of 95-99% Isopropyl or Ethanol.

I was able to order a bottle of Anhydrous 99% Isopropyl Alcohol from my CVS. I just had to go up to the pharmacy counter and ask if they would place a special order for some.

I couldn't tell you where to get some actually labelled as pure Ethanol. I have a bottle only because my best friend's dad works at a machining place and got me a bottle.

99% Isopropyl will probably be much easier to get than 100%. The Anhydrous kind would probably be what you want.
post #10 of 35
Thread Starter 
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Originally posted by kelston
As someone who regularly has to clean CPU dies and various computer chips for heatsink installation, I needed a ready source of 95-99% Isopropyl or Ethanol.

I was able to order a bottle of Anhydrous 99% Isopropyl Alcohol from my CVS. I just had to go up to the pharmacy counter and ask if they would place a special order for some.

I couldn't tell you where to get some actually labelled as pure Ethanol. I have a bottle only because my best friend's dad works at a machining place and got me a bottle.

99% Isopropyl will probably be much easier to get than 100%. The Anhydrous kind would probably be what you want.
Thanks! Did you have to pay extra to have the special order made?
post #11 of 35
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Thanks! Did you have to pay extra to have the special order made?
Nope. They just charged me the price of the bottle of alcohol
post #12 of 35
I bought a 1-gallon jug of 99.953% anhydrous isopropyl alcohol for $19 CDN (~$14.50 US) at a local electronics supply house recently.

I don't know if that was expensive or not. I didn't shop around for a better price.

D.
post #13 of 35
HAHAHA.

I thought this was a drinking thread.
I also thought that I was alone in this.

Oh well...

BANGPOD
post #14 of 35
Thread Starter 
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Originally posted by BANGPOD
HAHAHA.

I thought this was a drinking thread.
I also thought that I was alone in this.

Oh well...

BANGPOD
:P. Drinking thread eh? As far as I know, the highest alcohol is 151% proof? 75.5% alcohol?

Not that I drink...though my madre uses Bacardi 150 in her cooking.
post #15 of 35
I've had Everclear... it's pretty much pure alcohol
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