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Pvc primer Vs Mineral spirits Answered

I went to the hardware store to buy some pvc primer which i never used i always used mineral spirits (paint thinner) and i wanna know if theres a big difrence


. I'm inclined to say if it works, it must be OK, but there may be adverse long-term effects (embrittlement, &c).
. Chemically, PVC primer is mostly acetone and methyl ethyl ketone (MEK), while mineral spirits (AKA Stoddard solvent) is mostly long-chain, low-volitility hydrocarbons (C6-C12). Search for Stoddard solvent +MSDS, acetone +MSDS, &c for more info.