So, I have ended up with a basically unlimited FREE supply of surplus 80% ethanol hand sanitizer. Other ingredients are listed as purified water, hydrogen peroxide, and glycerin. Local charities are overwhelmed and turning away donations. This stuff is liquid and meant to be used in squirt bottles or automatic spray dispensers. The consistency and smell are of vodka.
Other ingredients (no percentage given) include hydrogen peroxide and glycerin.
Since I am basically being paid to take this stuff away, I am looking at alternative uses in any way possible. It is a great stain remover and kitchen cleaner, especially for grease splatter and such. You just don’t want ANYTHING burning nearby as this stuff is flammable! It works like rubbing alcohol as well.
I was wondering what automotive uses this could serve. A degreaser/solvent type product is one although I am sure others would do better. How about windshield washer fluid? Can this be used in a pure or diluted form? Would any of the other ingredients be a problem? I know that alcohol can damage paint so wouldn’t likely want full strength. I assume this would take a lot of effort to purify it into some type of fuel that could just be mixed in with gas over time.
Any other uses anyone here can think of? It is crazy that people were getting into fights over this a year ago and now people are getting paid to haul it away.