Probably the dumbest question Re Microsol here, But Im asking anyway.

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Probably the dumbest question Re Microsol here, But Im asking anyway.

Joined: March 7th, 2005, 2:49 pm

March 26th, 2012, 6:35 am #1

To me Microsol, micro set, smells like white Vinegar and sodium. (salt)
Is it possible that it is indeed Vinegar?

I warned you it was dumb question !!

TIA,
Brett Johnson.
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March 26th, 2012, 6:52 am #2

Set is basically the same as vinegar, Sol isn't.
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Joined: August 17th, 2005, 1:20 pm

March 26th, 2012, 8:27 am #3

To me Microsol, micro set, smells like white Vinegar and sodium. (salt)
Is it possible that it is indeed Vinegar?

I warned you it was dumb question !!

TIA,
Brett Johnson.
..alcohol based. Probably isopropyl w./ water.
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Joined: September 17th, 2010, 12:38 pm

March 26th, 2012, 9:57 am #4

To me Microsol, micro set, smells like white Vinegar and sodium. (salt)
Is it possible that it is indeed Vinegar?

I warned you it was dumb question !!

TIA,
Brett Johnson.
Vinegar is 5% acetic acid. This organic acid has a typical smell. Micro Set is most probably acetic acid but maybe not at 5%.

Micro Sol is definitively not Saline and does not smell like rubbing alcohol (isopropyl).
Last edited by hschantang on March 26th, 2012, 9:59 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: February 28th, 2005, 12:59 pm

March 26th, 2012, 1:06 pm #5

To me Microsol, micro set, smells like white Vinegar and sodium. (salt)
Is it possible that it is indeed Vinegar?

I warned you it was dumb question !!

TIA,
Brett Johnson.
I have often found in life that when you ask a question where "everyone knows the answer", you will sometimes get a surprising diversity of responses. You may even learn that the accepted truth is wrong.




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Joined: February 25th, 2007, 10:52 pm

March 26th, 2012, 2:41 pm #6

I have been told but have been unable to absolutely confirm that both Micro Set and Micro Sol are both made from mostly distilled water and a tiny amount of butyl cellosolve. The difference between the two products is the amount of chemical. Any chemists out there?
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Joined: March 10th, 2005, 11:29 pm

March 26th, 2012, 4:02 pm #7

MicroSet and MicroSol smell and behave completely differently. Set does not soften/melt decal material; Sol does.

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Joined: March 19th, 2007, 9:06 am

March 26th, 2012, 4:35 pm #8

Actually I find that Set does soften the decal slightly. Although I don't know if that means the same chemical is in both.
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March 26th, 2012, 4:56 pm #9

Tamiya decals look like paint..sucks them down HARD.
Ken "I have a bottle" Daigle
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Joined: May 26th, 2005, 5:39 am

March 27th, 2012, 4:13 am #10

I have been told but have been unable to absolutely confirm that both Micro Set and Micro Sol are both made from mostly distilled water and a tiny amount of butyl cellosolve. The difference between the two products is the amount of chemical. Any chemists out there?
The MSDS for Micro Sol states 'no toxic ingredients.' So there is no Butyl Cellosolve in Micro Sol. Since there are no toxic components, there's no way to tell from the MSDS what is in MIcroSol.

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