Isopropyl Alcohol FAQ
Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:35 pm
Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) is our new best friend. This is the place to ask questions about this chemical.
Isopropyl alcohol is flamable and (possibly) explosive). Keep it away from heat, fire, or sparks. Any containers holding isopropyl alcohol should be kept closed or covered when not in use. Also, venting your workspace or wearing gloves is advised when working with IPA. Do not attempt to clean the DropLit's acrylic windows with IPA, it will crack the acrylic.
IPA is great for cleaning parts or getting rid of spilled resin since it dissolves liquid resin.
Disposing of IPA
This section still needs work. If you comment a good way of disposing it, let me know below and I'll put it here.
How to purchase IPA:
90% IPA can be purchased in a drugstore or pharmacy. If you want higher concentrations, you'll need to look elsewhere as they are more hazardous.
UK: It's called 'surgical spirits'
USA: It's also called 'rubbing alcohol'