Methanol vs Denatured Alcohol

Submitted by Tim on 9/18/04 at 4:05 PM. ( ) 70.17.249.86

Can I use denatured alcohol to preserve fish skins or should I use methanol? I can find denatured alcohol at the hardware store but can't find methanol.

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Denatured...

This response submitted by marty on 9/18/04 at 4:12 PM. ( ) 24.15.104.42

...Alcohol (50%) and water (50%)...


Did not answer my question.

This response submitted by Tim on 9/18/04 at 4:39 PM. ( ) 70.17.249.86

I wanted to know if I could use denatured alcohol in place of methanol. Are they the same thing?


YES, You Can Use Either One

This response submitted by Old Fart on 9/18/04 at 5:14 PM. ( ) 64.122.137.29

You can even use it full strength if you want.


No they are not the same thing

This response submitted by Raven on 9/18/04 at 5:22 PM. ( ) 24.150.166.254

Methanol is a common component of Denatured Alcohol. The Denatured alcohol *I* have is 85% Ethanol and 15% Methanol (wood alcohol). Different manufacturers have different 'recipes' for their mix.


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This response submitted by wilson on 9/18/04 at 7:28 PM. ( ) 64.12.116.141

I have been doing this for a few days and all i use is isopropyl alcohol; can be found at any food or drug store along with many other dealers.


why use this stuff

This response submitted by ..................... on 9/18/04 at 7:39 PM. ( ) 207.69.136.197

when you can order fish tan from McKenzie Noonkester etc?


Because fish "TAN" is a waste of money

This response submitted by George on 9/18/04 at 11:52 PM. ( georoof@aol.com ) 152.163.100.195

You could buy a five gallon bucket of alcohol or denatured alcohol for what you'd pay for a gallon of "fish tan". And the "fish tan" doesn't do nearly as good a job. If it came down to fish tan or NOTHING, I'd just as soon use nothing.


Alcohol/Methanol

This response submitted by Deleted Massachusetts on 9/20/04 at 9:13 PM. ( ) 65.54.98.112

Have used both full stregth.Don,t use any salt on fish prior to immersing in solution,also rinse off borax.Salt & alcohol seem to cause deteriation of fish skin.


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