Overclockers Australia Forums
OCAU News - Wiki - QuickLinks - Pix - Sponsors  

Go Back   Overclockers Australia Forums > Specific Hardware Topics > Electronics & Electrics

Notices


Sign up for a free OCAU account and this ad will go away!
Search our forums with Google:
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 5th August 2008, 8:56 AM   #1
Azrael Thread Starter
Member
 
Azrael's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 7,596
Default Isopropyl Alcohol - Cheap Sources

Right, i normally get my Isopropyl Alcohol from a chemical supplier near work, but they have gone the way of bureaucracy and now need a purchase order from an OH&S authorised source for any purchases, and so i cant buy over the counter.

Previous to that i used to buy the IsoPro stuff from DSE, but at $8 for 25mL its a bit rich, especially as $5 used to get me 100mL.

Does anyone know any other sources?
__________________
--Azrael
I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself. - D.H.Lawrence
The Plebian Period | I'm a Christian... | Photo Gallery | avatar_takai @ Steam | takai on all other forums.
Azrael is offline   Reply With Quote

Join OCAU to remove this ad!
Old 5th August 2008, 9:08 AM   #2
ANZAC_ELITE
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: QLD
Posts: 1,946
Default

I generally get mine from the chemist, never had any problems to date (99% pure)
__________________
I have nothing against stupid people but I believe all warning labels should be removed and natural selection be allowed to take its course

BEER - One is too many, twenty is not enough
ANZAC_ELITE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th August 2008, 9:15 AM   #3
Azrael Thread Starter
Member
 
Azrael's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 7,596
Default

Oh, its available at chemists?
__________________
--Azrael
I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself. - D.H.Lawrence
The Plebian Period | I'm a Christian... | Photo Gallery | avatar_takai @ Steam | takai on all other forums.
Azrael is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th August 2008, 9:20 AM   #4
OldnBold
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Canberra
Posts: 4,105
Default

I bought a 250ml bottle of Iso Pro from DSE for $8 the other day. Brand is Helmar 99.7% pure.
__________________
ASUS Owners Club
OldnBold is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th August 2008, 9:30 AM   #5
Azrael Thread Starter
Member
 
Azrael's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 7,596
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by OldnBold View Post
I bought a 250ml bottle of Iso Pro from DSE for $8 the other day. Brand is Helmar 99.7% pure.

That stuff? (N0049)

That wasnt available last time i looked. Might have to go pick up some at lunch...
__________________
--Azrael
I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself. - D.H.Lawrence
The Plebian Period | I'm a Christian... | Photo Gallery | avatar_takai @ Steam | takai on all other forums.
Azrael is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th August 2008, 9:51 AM   #6
Simpleguy304au
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: NSW South Coast
Posts: 186
Default

bunnings sell it in big containers ( 1 litre or so i think ) however i have'nt read that pack to check the purity but i know i have seen it in the painting section
Simpleguy304au is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th August 2008, 10:36 AM   #7
Azrael Thread Starter
Member
 
Azrael's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 7,596
Default

Hm, ill try a chemist then DSE at lunch. Failing that its Bunnings on the way home.
__________________
--Azrael
I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself. - D.H.Lawrence
The Plebian Period | I'm a Christian... | Photo Gallery | avatar_takai @ Steam | takai on all other forums.
Azrael is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th August 2008, 11:25 AM   #8
Carey
Member
 
Carey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Perth, WA
Posts: 1,006
Default

I purchased mine from bunnings, near the glue supplies if I recall correcly. It comes in a little 125ml pump pack bottle and I forget the price, it wasn't too expensive though. It is 100% Isopropynol - the brand is Diggers.
Carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th August 2008, 11:39 AM   #9
Azrael Thread Starter
Member
 
Azrael's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 7,596
Default

Isopropynol or propan-2-ol?

A lot of the "rubbing alcohol"s and cheap IsoPro is propan-1-ol which does nasty things to ABS, and especially shellac, which goes gummy and gluey.
Really need propan-2-ol.
__________________
--Azrael
I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself. - D.H.Lawrence
The Plebian Period | I'm a Christian... | Photo Gallery | avatar_takai @ Steam | takai on all other forums.

Last edited by Azrael; 5th August 2008 at 11:42 AM.
Azrael is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th August 2008, 12:12 PM   #10
MWP
Member
 
MWP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Adelaide
Posts: 4,636
Default

I bought 1L from here recently:

http://www.amcsupplies.com.au/catalo...ndex&cPath=692
__________________
MWP
PC Database AdminCrystalfontz CrystalControl2 Author - Offical Forums
Motoring Worklog - Toyota V8 RA28 Celica
SA Classic Celica Club Member - Website
MWP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th August 2008, 12:27 PM   #11
Goth
Grumpy Member
 
Goth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: /dev/null
Posts: 9,231
Default

http://www.altronics.com.au/index.as...=item&id=T3038

Quote:
Originally Posted by Azrael View Post
Isopropynol or propan-2-ol?

A lot of the "rubbing alcohol"s and cheap IsoPro is propan-1-ol which does nasty things to ABS, and especially shellac, which goes gummy and gluey.
Really need propan-2-ol.
Isopropyl alcohol is propan-2-ol - if it says isopropyl alcohol, then that's what it is.

Of course shellac dissolves in alcohol - it dissolves in basically any alcohol, and most organic solvents.
__________________
"How is anyone supposed to know that this isn't just a bunch of crap?" - Richard Feynman.
Goth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th August 2008, 12:36 PM   #12
Pugs
Member
 
Pugs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Redwood Park, SA
Posts: 8,253
Default

Jaycar, DSE, hardware stores...
Pugs is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 5th August 2008, 12:52 PM   #13
Goth
Grumpy Member
 
Goth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: /dev/null
Posts: 9,231
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pugs View Post
Jaycar, DSE, hardware stores...
That's not helpful at all. If you don't know who sells it and who does not, why bother to post? Jaycar, for example, does not sell it.
__________________
"How is anyone supposed to know that this isn't just a bunch of crap?" - Richard Feynman.
Goth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th August 2008, 12:59 PM   #14
Pugs
Member
 
Pugs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Redwood Park, SA
Posts: 8,253
Default

ok maybe they don't sell it in "bulk" they do sell alot of smaller quantities of it and in different forms....
Pugs is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 5th August 2008, 1:12 PM   #15
Azrael Thread Starter
Member
 
Azrael's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 7,596
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Goth View Post
http://www.altronics.com.au/index.as...=item&id=T3038



Isopropyl alcohol is propan-2-ol - if it says isopropyl alcohol, then that's what it is.

Of course shellac dissolves in alcohol - it dissolves in basically any alcohol, and most organic solvents.
In the US Isopropyl Alcohol is normally propan-1-ol, not propan-2-ol. Now this causes issues with various plastics as well as shellac. Which while it will dissolve in both propan-1-ol and propan-2-ol it turns into a nice white gummy substance with propan-1-ol but not with propan-2-ol. A chemist could probably tell me why, but from what i know its hell to clean off boards and more importantly leaf shutters.
Hence why im picky about getting propan-2-ol.

The other problem with Isopropyl Alcohol in any form is that its a restricted travel substance, and so costs a bomb to transport. Hence its worth finding local places. Altronics used to be my source when i was living in Melbourne, but there arnt any Adelaide locations.
__________________
--Azrael
I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself. - D.H.Lawrence
The Plebian Period | I'm a Christian... | Photo Gallery | avatar_takai @ Steam | takai on all other forums.
Azrael is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
iso, pro

Sign up for a free OCAU account and this ad will go away!

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +10. The time now is 3:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. -
OCAU is not responsible for the content of individual messages posted by others.
Other content copyright Overclockers Australia.
OCAU is hosted by Internode!