Di-limonene supplier in UK?

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essdee
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Di-limonene supplier in UK?

Postby essdee » Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:25 pm

'Evening all,
I have just added Plastic Weld to an order from Squires - and it reminded me that I wanted to try Di-limonene. But it is not in their catalogue, so I wonder if someone could point me to a UK supplier please (that is, assuming solvents are to be had under present conditions?).
Many thanks,

Steve

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Re: Di-limonene supplier in UK?

Postby bevis » Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:52 pm

I got mine from Hobby Holidays and it appears to still be available there. (usual disclaimers).

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Re: Di-limonene supplier in UK?

Postby Re6/6 » Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:37 pm

John

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Re: Di-limonene supplier in UK?

Postby Lindsay G » Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:29 am

Hi Steve,

Yup, eBay is a good source, mostly commonly sold under the term Orange Terpene. It's also a good source for MEK/Butanone in litres or bigger at a fraction of the price - less aggressive than Plastic Weld if I remember correctly.

Lindsay

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Re: Di-limonene supplier in UK?

Postby essdee » Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:10 am

Many thanks gents,

I will get some in. Lindsay, yes, I had thought that its less-aggressive nature would be a handy factor.
The carriages I have unearthed were last worked on around, oh - about 1987?!

Cheers,

Steve

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Re: Di-limonene supplier in UK?

Postby steve howe » Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:27 pm

I was surprised to see MEK so easily available, and post free! I am surprised they are allowed to send it through the post these days.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SHL-500ml-pure-Methyl-Ethyl-Ketone-MEK-Butanone/272038690495?epid=1950877697&hash=item3f56c4febf:g:F8EAAOSw63FZ7Tsn

Steve

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Re: Di-limonene supplier in UK?

Postby Paul Townsend » Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:30 pm

steve howe wrote:I was surprised to see MEK so easily available, and post free! I am surprised they are allowed to send it through the post these days.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SHL-500ml-pure-Methyl-Ethyl-Ketone-MEK-Butanone/272038690495?epid=1950877697&hash=item3f56c4febf:g:F8EAAOSw63FZ7Tsn

Steve

They aren't!
It is delivered by Courier, who probably don't care about the safety of their contract deliveres.r

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steve howe
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Re: Di-limonene supplier in UK?

Postby steve howe » Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:35 pm

Hmmmm....still a good price tho! :thumb

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Re: Di-limonene supplier in UK?

Postby ralphrobertson » Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:43 pm

I got mine from here https://www.magnacol.co.uk/search/for/d-limonene/, got the 1 litre bottle a long time ago, bit cheaper then but it will last me forever.

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Re: Di-limonene supplier in UK?

Postby David B » Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:15 pm

I bought a bottle a while ago from Andrew Hartshorne, Wizard Models. I could not find it on a search of his website, but it might be worth asking.

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Re: Di-limonene supplier in UK?

Postby Enigma » Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:25 pm

Limonene I find useful for jobs where you don't want the solvent to evaporate quickly. It seems to stay 'fluid' a lot longer than butanone etc. I got mine from Hobby Holidays back in the good old days when you could buy direct from them at an exhibition.

Remember exhibitions..................? ;)

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Re: Di-limonene supplier in UK?

Postby charleswrigley » Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:16 am

Limonene is still listed on the Hobby Holidays website https://www.hobbyholidays.co.uk/proddet ... d=LIMONENE. The cost of a courier may make it impractical to order unless it is part of a larger consignment.

Charlie

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Re: Di-limonene supplier in UK?

Postby dal-t » Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:00 am

It will be (much) more expensive and in smaller quantities than 'industrial' supplies, but for anyone really struggling with distance shopping or courier deliveries (a very sore point in these remote parts!) any model shop is likely to stock it disguised as Tamiya, Gunze or Mr Hobby plastic kit cement/pens. For Tamiya it's the Orange bottle, described as ultra-thin. The Green (thin) is not, I believe, limonene, although it is a lot less aggressive towards painted surfaces than the 'thick' (white bottle) variety.
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