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« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2015, 10:24:22 am »

I know this is an older thread, but I'm going to respond in hopes it helps someone else sometime. In Canada, you can get denatured alcohol from marine/boating stores. The brand name is Captain Phab. Better than using methyl hydrate.
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« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2015, 10:45:40 am »

Here in the US it should be no problem getting this type of alcohol. We produce millions (billions?) of gallons of it to mix in our gasoline!
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« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2015, 04:58:51 pm »

I still don't know what you use the alcohol for? 
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« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2015, 04:49:10 pm »

The denatured alcohol is mixed with Borax for a fire scale preventative.  The item to be soldered is dipped into the alcohol/borax mixture, set aflame to burn off the alcohol and then soldered.
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