using xylene

Coopons

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Hey guys has anyone used xylene for thinning their wmo instead of rug? I can get my hands on a very large amount for free. Its a pretty heavy duty solvent, so i'm wondering how it might affect overall engine components.
 

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People have used it for blending with WVO and it's used in some fuel additives. I'd be wary of using it in too high a percentage, as you say it is a heavy solvent.
Do some mixes and see how much you need to get good viscosity and take it from there.
 

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Be aware that xylene can eat some rubber. It’s not near as bad as acetone, but I think they’re in the same family. The dilution rate for a fuel additive will negate that problem, but thinning wmo will obviously be a much higher concentration.
I’m not saying don’t do it; just keep an eye on any rubber or gaskets.
And do let us know how it works out:Thumbs Up
 
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