Methanol

Methanol

PostBy: Coalfire On: Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:12 pm

Does anyone know where you can buy methanol to add to windshield washer fluid for winter use. would be looking to buy it in 5 gallon pails. If you know do you have a price?



Eric
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Re: Methanol

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:18 pm

yes i do. scranton 5 gal pail cost 25 bucks. penn ave old supply house for auto parts crs i will check name and number tomorrow....

sell a lot of it for bio diesel crowd
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Re: Methanol

PostBy: cabinover On: Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:17 pm

You can also check with your friendly propane dealer, it's sucked into evacuated tanks to keep moisture out.
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Re: Methanol

PostBy: ValterBorges On: Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:26 pm

Coalfire wrote:Does anyone know where you can buy methanol to add to windshield washer fluid for winter use. would be looking to buy it in 5 gallon pails. If you know do you have a price?



Eric


Hope your windshield sprayer never misses the window. :|
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methanol

Hope your last name is not eizenberg ;)
http://www.oehha.ca.gov/public_info/pdf ... 8%2703.pdf
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Re: Methanol

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:33 am

We used it to keep the air lines from clogging on the snow guns...
55 gal drums...
That stuff can cause problems if not properly handled...
We were outdoors, but used static grounds and face shields when transfering...
Race shops and industrial supply for smaller amounts...
Track down the biodiesel people they use it in their brew...
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Re: Methanol

PostBy: Coalfire On: Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:02 am

Thanks for the replies, Poconoeagle pm'd me a # it is just not going to be viable. till you get shipping in you really can't make your own washer solvent. it only comes out to a few cents cheaper per gallon than the premade stuff. if you went threw thousands of gallons would be a differant story, but not for the little we go through.




Eric
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Re: Methanol

PostBy: samhill On: Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:27 am

I used to have an Olds that had a methanol injected engine & just bought it at the parts counter, then again I guess there aren't any more Olds dealers.
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Re: Methanol

PostBy: steamup On: Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:26 pm

Coalfire wrote:Does anyone know where you can buy methanol to add to windshield washer fluid for winter use. would be looking to buy it in 5 gallon pails. If you know do you have a price?



Eric



If it is just for personal use, I buy the cheapest washer fluid and spike it with a 1/4 to 1/3 of a bottle per gallon of cheapest dry gas I find. Dry gas is nothing but methanol. Do this in the winter to keep the fluid freezing in the lines and on the winshield. It adds just a few cents per gallon to the washer fluid cost but works a heck of a lot better.
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Re: Methanol

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:14 pm

Cut a few trees, fire up the still, and make your own! :idea:
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Re: Methanol

PostBy: samhill On: Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:23 pm

Now your talking Smitty, soon enough you couldn,t see out the windshield clean or dirty & really wouldn't care anyhow. Oh wait, I guess maybe you could fill the car if you could still find it. :shots:
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Re: Methanol

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:25 pm

:funny: Let the record show .... the 3rd time in history I've agreed with you. :drunk: :up:
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