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Offline Pete W.

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Shetack DTC - A Warning!
« on: February 24, 2014, 02:58:55 PM »
Hi there, all,

I guess many of you will be familiar with the Shetack DTC (2nd edition, 1938).

I find mine so useful that it lives in the pocket of my white workshop coat.
I recently wiped something down with IPA (that's Isopropyl Alcohol, not India Pale Ale!   :lol:   :lol:   :lol:  ) on some blue paper towel.

Thing is, I then parked the paper towel in my workshop coat pocket.

Sometime later, I needed to consult the DTC but discovered, horror of horrors, the IPA had attacked the printing ink.  Here's a picture:



The one on the left is the casualty, the one on the right is 'first reserve'.

[Years ago, a rather cruel neighbour remarked that when I fall off my twig I'll have two tombstones, one with the usual biographical data,
the other bearing the inscription 'It's Always Handy To Have A Spare!'!!!   :lol:   :lol:   :lol:  ]

Actually, I have more than one spare DTC.   :clap:   :clap:   :clap:  They really are that useful.

So, dear reader, take note - keep your DTC safe from the ravages of alcohol, be it IPA, Ethyl, Methylated Spirit or whatever!   
Best regards,

Pete W.

If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you haven't seen the latest change-note!

Offline krv3000

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Re: Shetack DTC - A Warning!
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2014, 04:49:03 PM »
hi yep Isopropyl Alcohol can be very agresive i have bin after one of thows for sum time wher did you get yours from

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Re: Shetack DTC - A Warning!
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2014, 02:50:56 AM »
Bob check your PM


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Re: Shetack DTC - A Warning!
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2014, 04:24:55 PM »
hi thanks stilldrillin and stuart