IsoPropyl Alcohol - IPA Isopropanol 100% 5 Litre - $26 + Delivery ($0 C&C from Penrith, NSW) @ Sydney Solvents

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Great price for bulk 100% IPA. Cheapest I could find online.
If you are a new customer you can get 10% discount with newsletter signup. This brings the price down to $23.40, which equates to $4.68 per litre.
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  • +20

    What is rubbing alcohol used for?
    Clean your bathroom tools. Alcohol is handy for disinfecting household tools like thermometers, scissors and manicure tools. …
    Wipe down your tech. …
    Deodorize your armpits. …
    De-funk your shoes. …
    Clean your face. …
    Mix DIY hand sanitizer. …
    Soothe a boo-boo. …
    Clean pierced ears.

    • +13

      Use a lot if you're into 3D printing

      • use for unstucking good?

      • +1

        I use hand sanitizer ( leftover from COVID ) works a treat

        • +1

          Depends strongly on the hand sanitizer, often it will leave a residue

    • +5

      Apparently, it helps for helping a little if you spill liquids on tech 12:35 time in the YT vid.

      Note I spilled some water not coke and used the IsoPropyl Alcohol and felt like it helped :)

      • -7

        Can’t imagine how it would have helped but cest le vie

        • +8

          As in the vid apparently, it helps attract water and then evaporates?

          I'm not sure tbh but I sprayed it a tonne all over PC that had 200ml of water poured through it and it seemed to help get into places that could be harbouring water.

          Whatever it did, my computer now turns on and works :D

        • +14

          You can literally submerge electronic components in 100% IPA to disperse other liquid/contaminants and it also helps lubricate the PCB/contact for scrubbing away and lightly dissolving corrosion with a toothbrush.

          IPA is non-conductive and if you pull power/battery and get it in IPA ASAP, you'll more than likely save whatever it is you've spilt something on.

          Liquid spill > Power disconnected/battery unplugged (important, sooner you do it, more success you'll have) > Wait a minute for residual power to drain > Water rinse if needed (distilled if you have it but normal is fine if you get it straight to the next step) > soak in IPA (agitate localised spot with toothbrush if necessary) > Let fully dry naturally > Plug in.

          Source: I build and maintain IT. IPA is something I ALWAYS have on hand.

          • +11

            @BradH13:

            IPA is non-conductive and if you pull power/battery and get it in IPA ASAP, you'll more than likely save whatever it is you've spilt something on.

            Do keep in mind IPA can soften adhesives and dissolve things you don't want dissolved. It can get in between the layers of an LCD and cause damage.

            • +3

              @eug: Oh, good note!

              I used it for internals of a PC but it should be avoided for screens

            • +2

              @eug: It also damages acrylic/plexiglass, it causes crazing (cloudiness and micro-fractures).

    • +3

      Car detailing too

    • +23

      One of the best / only things to effectively remove cannabis residue / resin from the administering device.

      • 🫨

      • +4

        Cheers mate, I’ll remember this bit of advice if I ever start up…. Nearly 60 in a couple of years so you never know.😉

        • +3

          live out the reminder of your years carefree and high

        • +1

          Get on the medical my bredren, for the arthritis

      • You forgot to mention the rice. 🙂

        • I've used salt but never rice - will look into this (ty :D )

    • +3

      Not to be confused with Isoprophylactic alcohol ( aka whiskey ).

    • +6

      Good for cleaning bong parts that are caked in resin. Medicinal bongs of course.

      Dilute with water and it apparently makes a good bug killer for certain plaints. Right ratio will kill and deter bugs but won't harm the plant.

      • Of course.

      • +1

        It's instant kill but dunno how it can deter bugs when the main active ingredient is designed to literally disappear in short time.

        (FWIW I use neem oil if I need it to somewhat endure)

        • -1

          From what I intuit, as a non gardener, it is idea for certain kinds of bugs. Like you're growing delicate roses being eaten by aphids or whatever, maybe then spritzing them with the alcohol solution would kill the buggers but protect your precious roses. I really don't know. Landlord didn't tell me to weed the garden and it turned into a jungle.

    • +1

      I have a snow machine, pretty sure it’s the important ingredient in the snow making mixture but cheaper than buying actual product.

    • +2

      I did slash a big cut to the sole of my feet, had some isopropyl alcohol at hand. Did a mix 1/2 1/2 with distilled water ( had that at hand too ) and washed it out thoroughly. No infection !!

  • +2

    Penrith warehouse

  • +4

    External use only ??

    • +16

      nobody's watchin…

    • +2

      There's better tasting IPA's out there.

    • +3

      External use only ??

      It's not ethanol, the type of alcohol that makes you drunk. It's propanol, and if any gets into your body, it will be metabolised into acetone - which is nail polish remover. And will make you very ill, no pleasant effects whatsoever.

      But the distinctive smell of acetone will make it very easy to diagnose your poisoning, when you are taken by ambulance to the hospital's emergency ward.

      • +2

        Here are the symptoms of IPA poisoning, from Wikipedia:

        Symptoms of isopropyl alcohol poisoning include flushing, headache, dizziness, CNS depression, nausea, vomiting, anesthesia, hypothermia, low blood pressure, shock, respiratory depression, and coma.

        • +1

          Thanks for clearing this up. Lots of people joking about drinking this stuff.

          • +3

            @Windows7forever: While some are joking, most simply don't know that "alcohol" is the description of a lot of different chemicals. Only if you studied chemistry in high school would you know there are many types of alcohol.

            If the government required alcoholic drinks to be re-branded as "ethanol-containing drinks", and the media were forbidden from using the word "alcohol" (except in scientific descriptions), then everyone would know the difference, and the world would be a slightly safer place.

  • +6

    Apparently the same price at Melbourne Solvents: https://www.melbournesolvents.com.au/products/isopropyl-alco…

    About the same price per litre compared to the more common Diggers methylated spirits.

    • I'm seeing $10 for 5L.

      • +2

        $10 for 1L, you'll need to click the volumes around to see the changes, the website is glitched.

    • -2

      Apparently the same price at Melbourne Solvents:

      What about Canberra Solvents?

      • good for cleaning the swamp ;-)

    • +6

      Lol the Ozbargainer in me is tempted to buy 200 litres to get the bulk unit price down to $3.50 per litre 😂

      • 200L sounds like a healthy amount for a meltdown if not handled safely.

        I’m good with 5L.

        • +4

          200L has the added benefit of getting a Christmas card from ASIO

      • +13

        I bought 20L a few years ago as it was cheaper than buying 5L from Bunnings. I thought I'd have enough to last many years. Unfortunately my wife used a small amount but left the lid off. When I discovered it some months later every single drop had evaporated. The price per litre worked out to be pretty steep!

      • I get these free through work and lemme tell youse… once you start using this stuff you find a million uses for it and those 5L will feel like 10ml. I'd 100% go for the 200L

    • Any in Melbourne in the east or south east?

      $10.50 shipping which isn't too bad.

    • It's often about this price from solvent companies and in plastic jugs on eBay.

  • +7

    Cleaning thermal paste cpu gpu laptop everything

  • Got it when it was on sale for $23.40, I like it and have used it a few times :)

  • +4

    & if you are unfortunate to live in melb :) 😀
    https://www.melbournesolvents.com.au/

    • +2

      I wonder if it's the same company. Looks almost identical, except for VIC.

  • +3

    Can you just precisely mixed this 70:30 with distilled water and it becomes 70% isopropyl alcohol?

    • +9

      for 99% cases yes

      • +5

        You can use Demineralised Water if you don't want any impurities. Available at Woolies, Bunnings etc

        • +4

          Distilled water does not have impurities. In fact it's purer than demineralised.

          • +1

            @Ademos: I've been sticking with demineralised water because I thought it was cheaper and good enough compared to distilled, but your comment got me to check and Woolies sell 5L for $4.75. Nice.

    • +2

      ozchobie when he didn't mix it precisely to 70:30 https://imgur.com/a/MPuH7Yu

      • lol

      • -1

        Pick up a pencil and learn to draw 4 fingers!

        hehe, joke! Sorry, I spend to much time on X.

        • +2

          What you don't believe that's a real photo?

  • +2

    gave rspca a $1 tip (via paypal). …. then melbourne solvents ask for a store tip as well… ??!

  • +1
    • The one you linked to is only 75%>

    • +6

      Catch shows $55 shipping (not free with OnePass)

      • +5

        Showing $55 shipping fees for me too.

        Too bad, I was going to get one until I saw the fees.

    • +1

      Unfortunately not eligible for free delivery for me, and it's way more through Catch than buying direct.

    • +2

      It's $26 delivery!!! Goods sold via Marketplace are not free delivery

  • +2

    I prefer bourbon personally.

    • +1

      I'll drink to that .

  • -7

    Isopropanol 100% 5 Litre

    Thanks, that should last me about 120 years.

    • It has an effective expiry date. It will only last a couple, maybe a few years on the shelf.

      • -2

        Just keep it in the fridge.

      • And it can also form explosive peroxides if left for long enough. A friend found a bottle that had long been forgotten in a cupboard at work that had signs of these forming (crystals I think, but I could be wrong). It took a fair bit of planning and a lot of effort to remove and dispose of the bottle.

        • +2

          You can add a small amount of water to slow down the crystals from forming. Even 90% alcohol is nice and safe.

    • +4

      If you are buying in bulk, and for long term storage you might want to transfer them in to 1L containers, filled to the brim as IPA will draw moisture from air.

      I use a hdpe sauce squeeze bottle. You can buy these anywhere. I poke a super tiny hole with a needle it never need to be resealed. If you need higher flow rate poke bigger hole. The hole so small the rate of evaporation is negligible. Very handy if you work with IPA all the time

      I don't use a spray bottle because it atomise the IPA which increases evaporation wasting the product. Also I breathe in enough alcohol fumes from hand sanitizers.

  • +1

    its good to clean ur cannabis contraptions as well

  • +4

    Good price, but normal price. Not on special.

  • +3

    Now just need a deal on tonic water and the weekend will be set

  • Bought the 5L for PC cleaning and save a portion of it to make a 70% solution (dilated with 30% water) for cleaning a dermaroller as 100% is too high and can leave germs dormant instead of killing them.

  • +4

    I remember when these were selling for $300+ early pandemic.

  • +2

    But you can buy 125mL from Bunnings for $9.80!

    • Bought 1L couple of years ago. Used about 15ml of it so far.

      • +4

        I use it a lot to get rid of small pee stains on the tiles (from the dog not me).

      • 70% is great for wiping down kitchen benches that you are prepping food on, for example rolling out dough etc.

        • +3

          Why not 100%?

          edit.
          OK… found the answer- "gives the alcohol time to kill bacteria as the higher moisture content slows down evaporation"

          • +10

            @JimB:

            found the answer- "gives the alcohol time to kill bacteria as the higher moisture content slows down evaporation"

            Not exactly. Alcohol destabilises the cell membrane structure of bacteria (induces cell lysis) and water will enter to burst the cell, effectively killing the bacteria. Without water, it will take a long time before the cell dies. And 20-30% water ratio is found to be the most effective. That is the main reason why water is added.

  • +4

    Is it too early to stock up for next pandemic?

    • For real though - I wanted to buy IPA to clean my computer screens and it skyrocketed in price - Bunnings still hasn't really gone down in price since COVID.

      • +6

        It turns out Bunnings is a rip off

        • +3

          Most non-industrial suppliers are a rip off when it comes to basic chemicals. I wanted to oil a whole load of cutting boards with mineral oil as it's cheap. Not in Bunnings though. I bought 20 litres from an agricultural supplier for only about 5 times the cost of 1 litre in Bunnings.

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