Interlux 216 Special Thinner is a fast evaporating solvent which when added to specified paint coatings improves drying in cold climates, and facilitates spray application. 216 Thinner is also recommended for removing sanding residue from hull bottoms, wiping down bare aluminum clean, and for the general clean-up of paint equipment.
Available in Pint, Quart, and Gallon sizes.
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APPLICATION AND USE
Method Add small increments, in accordance with individual product directions.
Compatibility/Substrates Compatible with most single part topside and antifouling paints.
Specific Gravity 0.8675
Volume Solids 0%
Typical Shelf Life 3 yrs
VOC (As Supplied) 867 g/lt
Unit Size 1 US Pint 1 US Quart 1 US Gallon
TRANSPORTATION,STORAGE AND SAFETY INFORMATION
TRANSPORTATION: Special Thinner 216 should be kept in securely closed containers during transport and storage.
STORAGE: Exposure to air and extremes of temperature should be avoided. For the full shelf life of Special Thinner 216 to be realised ensure that between use the container is firmly closed and the temperature is between 5 deg C/40 deg F and 35 deg C/95 deg F. Keep out of direct sunlight.
Safety DISPOSAL: Container Disposal: Triple Rinse (or equivalent). Then offer for recycling or reconditioning, or puncture and dispose of in a sanitary landfill or by other procedures approved by state or local authorities.
I just painted the bottom of my boat with Interlux VC17. Unfortunately, the tape I used to mask off at waterline left an uneven edge is spots. I'd like to remove the overspray with a solvent, without harming my (painted) hull. Will this product do the job?
Not sure if this will safely remove overspray without harming the paint. I'd try a small spot first.
JD Tech Team
what chemicals are in this thinner?
label indicates xylene under the Heading need know listing so probably additional chemicals added that they do not have to disclose
I don't know but it is compatible with the manufacturers paints for thinning, surface prep, and cleanup. Works for me
What is the difference between this product and MEK or acetone?
I am not a chemist so I cannot tell you exactly. I have been painting boats since 1966 though. 216 is designed to flash off just right, it works perfectly with Interlux products to produce excellent end results. It does not smell like MEK or Acetone, if you are trying to save a few dollars by not using this thinner you will be making a mistake. 216 will give you a predictable end result you will be pleased with.
what paints can this be used with?
Look on any Interlux can and it will tell you if this is the right thinner for it. I think 216 is for most of their one part paints but check the can of the paint you are going to use to be sure.
can laquer thinner be used in place of this ?
Don't try guessing which thinner to use. Look on the paint can and it will tell you what to use. 216 does not smell like lacquer thinner to me.
You really need to use the product that is recommended for the paint you are using.
Worked as advertised
Used this product as recommended for Brightside paint.
Eastern North Carolina
Does it's job right
When used as a thinner with INTERLUX poly paint, the product assimilated quickly and efficiently with minimal mixing required.