BRONZE Member since Aug 2002


Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire, United Kingdom

Total posts: 3136
Posted:Just openned up a new 4 litre container of paraffin ready to soak my chains for a bit of a play tonight, to find that it is yellow.

According to the side label, this is because the nice people in the EC have decided that we might try to smuggle it across boarders, which is naughty, and the marker makes it easier to detect.

2 questions:

1) Does this yellow dye ("Euromarker") affect the MSDS of the stuff?
2) Will this lovely dye stain my clothes?

[ 27. December 2002, 08:06: Message edited by: flid ]

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Mark P
BRONZE Member since Oct 2001

Mark P

old hand
Location: Bath, England

Total posts: 1031
Posted:Hi flid,

I am not sure about the staining but all you breathers out there be warned the stuff tastes B***** Aweful

Not sure as to the MSDS side but I am sure as hell going to use pump paraffin for breathing from now on.



BRONZE Member since Jan 2002


Location: I wish I knew, United Kingdom

Total posts: 529
Posted:I wondered what that was - it looks vaguely like urine now. Quite disconcerting if you're not expecting it.


If you're not confused, you're not thinking about things hard enough.


SILVER Member since Sep 2001


Liquid Cow
Location: High Wycombe, England

Total posts: 2629
Posted:I noticed that yesterday when I had a burn - I just thought the bulb in my torch was on the way out.
While it's nice to know I don't need new batteries, I'm curious to know how much paraffin smuggling there is across Europe for the dye to be needed

But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.


BRONZE Member since Dec 2001


Lambretta Fanatic
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 4993
Posted:that blue/pinkypurple colored paraffin is well nasty too, not seen the yellow stuff.


"To be an angel, one need not have wings.
In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

*Francois Couperin.


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