I've read messages where someone has rescued a print head by steeping in Isopropanol which they said was obtainable from Chemists. However I can't acquire same from any Chemist, infact I got a concerned look and asked what I needed it for. I'm seventy two and just wondered if they thought at this late stage in life I might become a plonky. Could anyone suggest just where I could acquire a small amount of Isopropanol Thank you
I had no trouble buying in a local chemist. I was possibly known to them and it had to be ordered. (500ml) I was probably old fashioned and asked for Isopropyl Alcohol. "For cleaning purposes" should cut the ice.
I suspect that the ordinary assistant who served you would be aware of the tight regulations over Industrial Spirit (crude contamiated ethanol), you didn't want Meths, and they "don't get much call for Propanol."
Has quite a few uses "Other uses include the application as a coolant in beer manufacture, a coupling agent, a dehydrating agent, a polymerization modifier in the production of polyvinyl fluoride, a foam inhibitor, a de-icing agent, a preservative, a heat-exchange medium, and in windscreen wiper concentrates. It is also used as a flavouring agent and in household and personal care products".