Hello, I was looking for homemade vallejo thinner and found this discussion. Replacement Model Master Acrylic Thinner?
but after a moment i thought maybe better to open a new discussion
SO key point is… have you heard about Butyl Cellosolve?
according to this article, some of acrylic thinners are actually not acrylic but polyurethane and uses Butyl Cellosolve. and korean vallejo official agreed with it.and that was why IPA doesnt work for vallejo, AK, MIG.
and he said it wasnt toxic… but … not like IPA, i wasnt able to buy it In south korea. They said only company or lab can buy it and no individual can access to the butyl cellosolve… and all the cleaners with warning only contains 1% of butyl cellosolve, so i started to worry about toxicty of vallejo;i was using vallejo not japenese acrylics because ipa thinner was toxic then vallejo water base thinners…
and the interesting and also concerning part is… the alternative that people have used was not Butyl cellosolve(also called as 2-Butoxyethanol, Monobutyl glycol ether,Butyl oxitol, ethylene glycol monobutyl ether, Butyl glycol)
I even saw someone uses Butylene glycol( 1,3-Butanediol) for alternative, because korean google automatically translate butyl glycol into butylene glycol. that guy believed the vallejo thinner is edible.
and also windex no longer have butyl cellosolve,(it was 1%butyl cellosolve and 4%IPA) but they changed it into hexyl cellosolve years ago.
i wonder if those peoples thinner actually worked, or they are just believing, used wrong thinner with tap water
and Im also curious, if those alternatives worked… if Butyl oxitol can be altered with Diethylene glycol monobutyl ether (=2-(2-Butoxyethoxy)ethanol = Butyl carbitol)
it seems less toxic and also used for dry cleanings, paint and inks…