Is all naphtha the same?

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Old 02-07-14, 02:58 PM
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Is all naphtha the same?

Just bought a gallon of "Sunnyside" brand naphtha. Is it the same stuff as the "Kleen Strip VM&P" stuff?

It seems like it should be the same on a chemical level, I just wanted to make sure it would thin paint and perform as well as the VM&P by Kleen Strip.

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Old 02-07-14, 04:08 PM
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If it is labeled naptha...and the chemical content (if labeled) is the same...it's the same stuff.


I never heard of naptha for thinning paint tho? Just a cleaner. Of course I'm not a painter.
 
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Old 02-08-14, 04:55 AM
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Naptha is more or less a hot mineral spirits or paint thinner. There might be minute differences between brands but basically they are all the same.
 
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Old 02-09-14, 10:06 AM
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That brand tends to use a lot of recycled material. When my customers have issues with solvents it is mostly with sunnyside.
 
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Old 02-09-14, 05:43 PM
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Interesting. Thank you for the input!
 
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Old 02-10-14, 04:51 AM
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I wasn't aware that anyone sold recycled thinner. While it should be ok for cleaning, I'd be a little leery of using it to thin coatings.
 
 

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