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Old 03-02-2011, 12:05   #16
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There's a Home Depot in Mazatlan.

Probably also a Walmart not too far....
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denatured alcohol is pure alcholh or damn near close... the 'de-naturing' is a process that makes it taste nasty NASTY, so that it is impossible to think it is 'drinkable'
Not just undrinkable ... literally deadly if it is produced by adding methanol.

If you don't die the methanol can make you blind.



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Try the paint dept at Home depot again, look near the varnishes, same with wal mart
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Not just undrinkable ... literally deadly if it is produced by adding methanol.

If you don't die the methanol can make you blind.



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Denatured alcohol (or methylated spirits) is ethanol that has additives to make it more poisonous or unpalatable, and thus, undrinkable. In some cases it is also dyed.

Denatured alcohol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Denatured alcohol (or methylated spirits) is ethanol that has additives to make it more poisonous or unpalatable, and thus, undrinkable. In some cases it is also dyed.

Denatured alcohol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Correct. That article confirms the caution I posted.

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Try the paint dept at Home depot again, look near the varnishes, same with wal mart
Home Depot in the USA has it. Home Depot here dose not. Wall Mart no go as well.
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Home Depot in the USA has it. Home Depot here dose not. Wall Mart no go as well.
Sounds like they have had a poisoning problem, so they no longer carry it. And if thats the case you will have a real hard time finding it anywhere.

good luck and update us if you find some. Any though to ups it to yourself? fee may be a bit high but still cheaper then eating out every night

Also try grainger.com they have locations in Mexico
Just FYI $13.11/gal on there site
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A still is a fairly easy thing to make . . . a 2 pound bag of sugar, a hunk of yeast . . .
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A still is a fairly easy thing to make . . . a 2 pound bag of sugar, a hunk of yeast . . .
You'd have to distill it (not incredibly difficult)... but it should be pretty easy to find pre-made stuff in mexico. I mean, didn't they invent tequila?

Just curious if you've tried the pharmacy yet, that is where backpackers claim to get the stuff... Also look for a wood working shop, it's commonly used to thin shilac (which is why the paint department carries it).
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you would need some other ingrediants, like starch... usually barly or oats or rice or most anything...
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I buy mine from Ace Hardware. There's an Ace on Juan Escutia in Mazatlan.
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I buy mine from Ace Hardware. There's an Ace on Juan Escutia in Mazatlan.
Awsome. Another myth busted

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Great, just sniffed my thinner definitely not alcohol but turpentine.
Hope the Ace still exists .If not try asking for alcohol industrial in a ferreteria.

You know what ,it might just be quicker to save what you have and we all pitch in with cheap places to eat out at in Mazatlan....
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Not paint thinner! Only shellac is thinned with denatured alcohol, and that's all I know about shellac....

As a side note... I once took a big huge gulp of paint thinner disguised as a bottle of water in the back of my work truck (but it wasn't my thinner!?)... I was pretty sure I was gonna die or go blind at any moment, for at least an hour or so... Scared to puke it up since it burned enough going down. Nothing became of it. I lived.
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I once took a big huge gulp of paint thinner disguised as a bottle of water in the back of my work truck (but it wasn't my thinner!?)... I was pretty sure I was gonna die or go blind at any moment, for at least an hour or so... Scared to puke it up since it burned enough going down. Nothing became of it. I lived.
That is a pretty awful story and I can imagine the terror.



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