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Where to buy Acetone/Painting Chemicals in HK?

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    Where to buy Acetone/Painting Chemicals in HK?

    Hello,

    I am having a hard time tracking down Acetone in Hong Kong. For those unfamiliar, Acetone is similar to paint thinner - it is a strong chemical solvent. I have checked some stores in Mong Kok as well as Sham Shui Po but have had no luck. In the United States, this is typically sold at hardware stores such as Lowes, Ace, Home Depot, etc.

    For reference, I live in Clearwater Bay so any suggestions on the Eastern side of HK are appreciated, but I have no problem traveling a little to find this.

    Thanks!
    Chris


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    we use acetone in our testing laboratory, how much do you need. If you need a lot then I'll try to find out the suppliers info for ya, if you only need a little then I maybe able to get you some. I also live in Clear Water Bay so not a problem. Let me know.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wtbhotia:
    we use acetone in our testing laboratory, how much do you need. If you need a lot then I'll try to find out the suppliers info for ya, if you only need a little then I maybe able to get you some. I also live in Clear Water Bay so not a problem. Let me know.
    I need about 1 liter. I use it in a painting process.

    I am a US student studying and living at HKUST. Let me know if you think you will be able to help me out or have any other ideas. Thanks!

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    Found some in wanchai. Thanks anyways for your offer.

    Close thread.


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    C2customs, can you tell me where you found your acetone? thanks


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    Hi.

    Can you tell me where in Wanchai you bought your acetone? And for how much?

    In the USA, I use a product called "Goof Off" to clean off printed words or graffitti. "Goof Off" is 70% acetone.

    Thanks.


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    Im watchmaker and i need to buy acetone to take out the UV glue do you know any chemicals store in hong kong where i can buy it ?? Thanks


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    came to the thread late. I suspect you could find this and other chemicals in Wanchai next to the MTR. Just head to Paisano's pizza and walk down that tiny street with several paint and power tool shops. If they don't have it they'd know who would.

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    I'm looking for 'White Spirit', which is basically ordinary paint thinner, usually used for cleaning paintbrushes. I need it for cleaning my printing press (I'm a letterpress printer). In the US I believe this is called 'Mineral Spirits'?

    I've tried local hardware stores, who often sell various chemicals decanted into old beer bottles! I've been offered meths, lighter fluid and petrol, but White Spirit doesn't seem to be on offer. Any big DIY stores around in HK? Or has anyone seen it on sale?


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