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Does anybody out there know if you can buy industrial strength Dry Cleaning Fluid in the Zurich area. By industrial strength I mean the type used by Clothing Dry Cleaners....................Thanks!
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Re: Dry Cleaning Fluid

This is nasty stuff, be careful not to breathe in the fumes, work outside if possible!

You should be able to order some at a carpet cleaning company, or better at a "Drogerie"

http://tel.local.ch/en/q?what=Droger...on%29&rid=mJLT

the chemical name is "carbon tetra chloride" = "Kohlenstofftetrachlorid"
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the chemical name is "carbon tetra chloride" = "Kohlenstofftetrachlorid"
Although chemically correct, that German name probably won't get you very far; it's called Tetrachlormethan or (more popular) Tetrachlorkohlenstoff, short Tetra.
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the chemical name is "carbon tetra chloride" = "Kohlenstofftetrachlorid"
Imagine how that would sound in Swiss German...
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Imagine how that would sound in Swiss German...
Well, I guess I would say Cholästofftetrachlorid...not sure if that helps

@Martin Peter: I would be really, really careful to work with CCl4. Maybe you want to check the R- and S-phrases and the safety paragraph on wikipedia.
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Re: Dry Cleaning Fluid

Scipio, thanks for the info and safety concerns.
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Scipio, thanks for the info and safety concerns.
No worries...I forgot to add the issue of disposal. CCl4 is harmful to aquatic life and therefore it has to be disposed accordingly. Having worked in chemistry labs I honestly would not recommend using it (actually I am not even sure if you can buy it here)...
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Re: Dry Cleaning Fluid

Industry uses perchloroethlyene otherwise know as "perc". Not carbon tet.
Similar safety concerns!!
I would be surprised if you can get it. As a chartered chemist I can get it but why would you need it?
What are you cleaning? What is the soil?
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Re: Dry Cleaning Fluid

Me ma's drive once had some oil spots on it, which one day were gone.

"How did you clean those up?", I asked.

"Benzeem Rings"

Aparently she'd just chucked a winchester of benzene down the garden*. As you do.

I just rolled my eyes.


*or more accurately, half a bottle down the garden, the rest down the kitchen sink.
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Re: Dry Cleaning Fluid

I have a stain on the arm of a settee which I have tried to remove with all the usual household stain removers plus the usual 'granny stain removal tips'. I thought that dry cleaning fluid would do the job but after all the warnings about using it I think the stain is there to stay!
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Re: Dry Cleaning Fluid

At most Drogerie shops you can hire a carpet cleaning machine, ask for one with a furniture attachment. They usually also sell a very good Hagerty carpet cleaner that is sold with the machine. You can apply the cleaning liquid neat, let it soak a few minutes, then wash it off with the cleaning machine.

https://www.google.com/search?site=i...sp%3B425%3B235

https://www.google.com/search?site=i...%3B2452%3B4252
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