A blog about making model trains, little boats and both real and model automobiles. Typed by someone with painty hands, oil under his fingernails and the smell of solder in his nostrils.
You can buy it for much less via Amazon! I bought a litre for £10 a couple of months back - that'll keep me going for a long time!Previously I paid £5 for a 100ml bottle from Wizard Models - that's £50 a litre, that's a nice bit of profiteering for some one I think!
You always pay more for the smaller quantities. The £10 per litre is "profiteering" as a tanker load would be much cheaper per litre.
There's a profit to be made at all levels of the supply chain (otherwise, no one would bother I guess!) but for many cottage type industries the proportion of profit on an item is normally as high as that of the 100ml mek. My wife's former employers used to buy butanone by the barrel for cleaning screen printing equipment, buy it in that quantity and it's very cheap! But when a product accounts for just 5% of the purchase price...There's a reason why I much prefer working for a publicly owned company which provides a public service and whose profits are reinvested over my previous hideously corporate employer :-)
Wish MEK was available here in Sweden...
Colin, there's bound to be a supplier of butanone (which is a more common name for the chemical) in Sweden. It's used for cleaning items in the printing industry so hopefully a supplier will be easy to find inline.
Thanks, James. In Swedish it's called "Butanon". Is 2-Butanon the same thing? It doesn't seem to be so cheap... like £23 for half a litre.
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