Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2007 07:42:27 -0400
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From: John Wolff <jpwolff1@VERIZON.NET>
Subject: Re: oil question
I think we're talking about the same thing. U.S "mineral oil" is
colorless, sold in drugstores and is used as a laxative. I am a
little more confused now because Wikipedia claims that "paraffin oil"
is what is called "kerosene" in the U.S., a fuel oil. Any chemists out there?
At 03:42 AM 8/21/2007, you wrote:
>>Is that what we call mineral oil in the US?
>>At 10:22 PM 8/19/2007, you wrote:
>>>I would recommend paraffin oil. It is scentless, inert and won't
>>>break down. It is also colorless and can be washed-off with soap (or
>>>detergent) & water.
>I don't know. Most oils have at least a trace of color, usually
>brownish or yellowish. Paraffin has none... no matter how large a
>volume you're looking through, it's as colorless as water... perhaps
>Seashell, Macintosh, VW/Toyota van nut