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Old May 15, 2012, 04:28 PM
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castor oil replacement

being unable to source castor oil at a reasonable price (8 euro for 250 ml at the local treehugger store is NOT reasonable) i would like to know if here are other oils that would work and are easier and cheaper to find,
I can recall having read that olive oil has been tried but can not recall where i saw that and if it was successful.

just to give you a impression on the situation here ; the closest model shop i know is in Dublin and the last time i visited it they charged 60 euro for a gallon 10% and a gallon of 15% (full synthetic oil.)
btw 60 euro is about 72 usd
Its almost impossible to buy nitro and methanol here thanks the local terrorist groups so i am stuck with these prices.,



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Old May 15, 2012, 08:53 PM
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there goes my plans to move to Ireland lol those are some high prices
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Old May 15, 2012, 09:13 PM
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Medicinal castor oil from the pharmacy/chemists??
Not free, even here, but perhaps of less usurious pricings?
Tends to gum /varnish a lot more though.
But IF one cleans out the wee motors semi regularily it's a better prospect than using No castor.
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Old May 15, 2012, 11:24 PM
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I wonder if someone in the States or perhaps UK could take a bottle of oilve oil and empty it and fil it with Sig castor oil and send it to you for a reasonable price.

It could just be a cheap brand of oilve oil, sunflower etc.
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Old May 16, 2012, 04:19 PM
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pharmacy don't have it

i have been to 5 and asked and none have it or are willing to order it.
Also the postal system here does not want to ship liquids again he same reason.
I will try to see if i can find wholesalers for chemicals and see if i can convince them to sell me some.
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Old May 16, 2012, 08:12 PM
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Does this help?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_...2Cbeauty%2C296
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Old May 16, 2012, 08:35 PM
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More than strange.. that a Pharmacy doesn't carry OR will even deign to order some Castor oil.
Unfortunate indeed.. Time to emigrate?
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Old May 17, 2012, 04:32 PM
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Hello, I visit Ireland a few times a year from the UK, I have wanted to bring my modelling to ireland but have been held back by fuel. BUT anywhere that sells model technics fuel should be able to order in either on of the GX or GN line 0-25% nitro with 20% castor oil that's what I use over here, it's good stuff.
Also look out for "Castor straight" also by model technics.
I have seen fuels in "Marks Models" in Cork a few times and asked about castor oiled fuel and they said they can order model technics fuel when and if I need it.
http://www.marksmodels.com/?cid=12
That's their site, if they for some reason can't get it to you I am sure they will know someone who could.
I'll do dome looking around too and see what i can do.
I mean if all else fails I could probably 'middle' for you, as in get some and ship it over to you, castor oil I mean, not fuel.
But please do not use synthetic fuel!
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Old May 18, 2012, 03:04 AM
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Cmulder: There is a discussion on the topic of replacing castor oil here: http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_99...m.htm#10021653

(Hope the link works - I am using Tapatalk on my phone, and haven't tried pasting before )

/Stefan
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Old May 18, 2012, 06:09 AM
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cmulder,


Maybe this is an interesting thread,10 % Graupner synthetic, no castor.


http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...4&postcount=81

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Old May 20, 2012, 04:17 AM
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Have you tried motorcycle shops?
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Old May 20, 2012, 01:52 PM
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nope not yet

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Have you tried motorcycle shops?
There is one i know if they are still there so check with them

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Have you tried motorcycle shops?
I love the smell of Castrol R in the morning...
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Old Jun 23, 2012, 06:33 PM
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Someone posted that here in the USA one could buy castor oil at a reasonable price at a farm supply store. Apparently it has some use with horses. I wonder if you could get it from a veterinarian who treats horses, as well.
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Old Jun 25, 2012, 02:35 PM
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being unable to source castor oil at a reasonable price (8 euro for 250 ml at the local treehugger store is NOT reasonable) i would like to know if here are other oils that would work and are easier and cheaper to find,
I can recall having read that olive oil has been tried but can not recall where i saw that and if it was successful.

just to give you a impression on the situation here ; the closest model shop i know is in Dublin and the last time i visited it they charged 60 euro for a gallon 10% and a gallon of 15% (full synthetic oil.)
btw 60 euro is about 72 usd
Its almost impossible to buy nitro and methanol here thanks the local terrorist groups so i am stuck with these prices.,



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I recently paid 17,40 euro for one litre medicinal castor oil at my local pharmacy
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