500ml Methylated spirit (camping fuel/DIY - typically £3-4) - £1.60 @ B&M
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500ml Methylated spirit (camping fuel/DIY - typically £3-4) - £1.60 @ B&M

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Found 8th May 2014
Methylated spirit can be used for camping fuel in meths stoves as well as other things.

Normally its £3+ per 500ml (e.g. Towsure £3.95 towsure.com/pro…A2g ; Wilko £3.50 wilko.com/inv…pup ; B&Q £3.98 diy.com/nav…287 )

But, sadly after I bought a load, saw them in B&M in decorating section for £1.60 per 500ml! Doh! (See here bushcraftuk.com/for…e=2 for other comments on it)

By far the cheapest I've seen by some way - even a campsite discounter was over £2.50

In store only, and a great bargain if you actually need some.

Not for drinking!

(image not of actual bottle, just an idea)

IN STORE ONLY

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Great if mixed with a little orange juice. Cheers OP, that's my Friday night sorted.

mmmm purple to stop you drinking it, but it looks like blackcurrant to tramps.......yum yum

Also where can you buy Paraffin these days? I asked at B&Q and the assistant literally didn't know what it was.

Roger_Irrelevant

Also where can you buy Paraffin these days? I asked at B&Q and the … Also where can you buy Paraffin these days? I asked at B&Q and the assistant literally didn't know what it was.



At B&Q!
diy.com/nav…188

Hmm cheers, didn't have that in my local store, just had the small white spirit type bottles.

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Roger_Irrelevant

Hmm cheers, didn't have that in my local store, just had the small white … Hmm cheers, didn't have that in my local store, just had the small white spirit type bottles.



In our local (Trowbridge) It wasn't with the main decorating bits, it was near but not with (it was on the bit that stuck out at the side of the checkouts near the decorating bit). Large amount - maybe 40-50 bottles on shelf.

Original Poster

I take it the people voting cold haven't ever stuck a match to it?

I remember when the can chasers drank this years ago.Now it's all about the white cider.

You wouldn't want to drink this. It is denatured alcohol and has additives to make it extremely bitter tasting

Timmy01

You wouldn't want to drink this. It is denatured alcohol and has … You wouldn't want to drink this. It is denatured alcohol and has additives to make it extremely bitter tasting

cheers!

Thanks for posting this. We are going to make a little stove for when we are out on the bikes. Didn't fancy paying £3 for a bottle.

Scotland did, or do ban the sale of methylated spirits between 10pm and 8am. lol

Banned

Love the smell of meths, reminds me of my chemistry set when I was a kid.

this stuff is great for cleaning the windows.

Brilliant for boffing. Heat added!

Roger_Irrelevant

Also where can you buy Paraffin these days? I asked at B&Q and the … Also where can you buy Paraffin these days? I asked at B&Q and the assistant literally didn't know what it was.



Used as a fuel for greenhouse heaters so look in the gardening section. Deffo seen it there in the past. ditto Homebase.

They've had it at this price for a while, cleans anything. I use it for cleaning LPs, removing sticker residue of CD cases, it also took all the sticky grease off the extractor fan in the kitchen. Oh it also took both eggshell paint and boot polish off of the carpet.. Yeah I know, shouldn't have been so careless in the first place.

^ your house must smell lovely ^

Purple wine

jason21monkey

^ your house must smell lovely ^



Hahaha. It's only potent when you're using it. Once it's dry there's no smell at all.

If anyone hasn't done do already, check out the reviews on Amazon, absolutely hilarious and almost as funny as the veet for men reviews.

If you put this in a spray bottle and mix with water, it is great for cleaning glasses. Especially those with anti-glare or thinner lenses.

Banned

Goes nice with 7up.

I used this in my chemistry set back in 1989.

lucas

If anyone hasn't done do already, check out the reviews on Amazon, … If anyone hasn't done do already, check out the reviews on Amazon, absolutely hilarious and almost as funny as the veet for men reviews.



Agreed...The wifes wondering why im doubled over ....maybe its the Meths.....
here in Crumpton Vale we have found that this goes down a treat at out UKIP cheese and wine gatherings. This combined with a cheeky french brie makes you forget all about that dreadful Cameron bloke.

used to have an old steam traction engine as a kid that used meths, love the smell of it

did they have any in the fridge?
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