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Purified vs. distilled water.
« on: April 08, 2009, 09:42:51 PM »
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So I've been building up my supplies here in CO. and I am running into a problem finding regular distilled water.  What I'm finding is called 'purified' water which says is good for all distilled need.  I'm assuming they didn't consider using it as a paint thinner.  On the bottle it says that the water could be either distilled or reverse osmosis(ed? :o).

If it did go through reverse osmosis, would that in anyway effect it as a thinner over regular distilled?  I tried looking this up but could really draw a sure conclusion.  I imagine it would be just fine, but I'd hate to start having problems airbrushing because of it.


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Re: Purified vs. distilled water.
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2009, 08:52:12 PM »
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If it went through reverse osmosis... in theory it would be better as a paint thinner as RO can remove chemicals and solvents that distilling doesn't (those that have a similar or lower boiling point than water)...



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Re: Purified vs. distilled water.
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2009, 01:03:52 AM »
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Distilled.  You want to remove all minerals, purified water just takes out chemicals and minerals that we as humans should not me ingesting.  They re-insert minerals into the water, for drinking, to help the flavor, oddly enough.

Distilled water has no minerals, and SHOULD NOT be used as drinking water!
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Re: Purified vs. distilled water.
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2009, 12:09:13 AM »
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I found more reading on purified water and I chickened out and found some distilled at Target.  :-*


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