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Petroleum Distillates


  • Mineral spirits cost around $3/gallon.

  • Paraffinic hydrocarbons for metal cleaning cost from $7 to $10/gallon, when purchased by the drum.

  • High-purity paraffinic hydrocarbons for electronic cleaning may cost up to $32/gallon.

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