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    Question White Gas

    aka Colman fuel, Primus power etc.

    I can’t believe the soot that accumulates on my MSR wispalite dtove when I burn unleaded fuel. I can use it in my Coleman multifuel stove without any issues.

    Anyway, I thought I would try white gas but three camping shops later, nobody seems to meet the regulations required for its storage.

    I’ve tried to order it online but fallen foul of the old “You are in Aberdeenshire so you are Highlands and Islands” shite.

    Where do you buy yours?
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    Try lawnmower shops, cheaper than Coleman as well

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    Car spares shop, get Panel Wipe burns very cleanly,. ( make sure you get the Flamable one not the water based one. )

    https://classiccampstoves.com/thread...e.24434/page-2

    Any help.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spm0912 View Post
    Try lawnmower shops, cheaper than Coleman as well
    Do you mean the Aspen stuff?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robbi View Post
    Car spares shop, get Panel Wipe burns very cleanly,. ( make sure you get the Flamable one not the water based one. )

    https://classiccampstoves.com/thread...e.24434/page-2

    Any help.?
    very useful. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShakeyBMW View Post
    Do you mean the Aspen stuff?
    Aspen 4T is all I ever use now - Brilliant!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bod View Post
    Aspen 4T is all I ever use now - Brilliant!
    Same here. £33 for 5litres at my local lawn mower place a couple of weeks ago.

    Amazon sell it too. Delivery adds a few £££ though

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    I picket up some Aspen just before Portsoy last year

    £20 for 5 litres robbery lol

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    Well despite having a machine place here in Inverurie that has a bloody great banner advertising the stuff, Aspen 4T is rarer than E5 in this neck of the woods. You can get a Stihl equivalent but it’s only two stroke.

    So panel wipe it is then. £17 for 5l

    Still a litle smokey at startup but way cleaner than unleaded.
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    try Go outdoors they sell white gas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShakeyBMW View Post
    Well despite having a machine place here in Inverurie that has a bloody great banner advertising the stuff, Aspen 4T is rarer than E5 in this neck of the woods. You can get a Stihl equivalent but it’s only two stroke.

    So panel wipe it is then. £17 for 5l

    Still a litle smokey at startup but way cleaner than unleaded.
    Glad it worked ok

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    I have a second fuel bottle ,a special one for dispensing Meths .
    If you use meths to light your msr - it lights cleanly without all the flame ,drama and soot .
    Use stove to cook , then turn off n blow it out while still on blue flame .
    That all works with no mess
    Normal ,in an odd sort of way

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShakeyBMW View Post
    Well despite having a machine place here in Inverurie that has a bloody great banner advertising the stuff, Aspen 4T is rarer than E5 in this neck of the woods. You can get a Stihl equivalent but it’s only two stroke.

    So panel wipe it is then. £17 for 5l

    Still a litle smokey at startup but way cleaner than unleaded.
    It's probably de-coking the stove, and will burn clean once it's done.

    There really shouldn't be anything to burn sooty in napthalene.

    Same with Aspen, as it's basically distilled, leaving all impurities behind.

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    My Whisperlite runs sooty on unleaded fuel, much cleaner on Tetrosyl panel wipe link

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    Quote Originally Posted by boatman View Post
    I have a second fuel bottle ,a special one for dispensing Meths .
    If you use meths to light your msr - it lights cleanly without all the flame ,drama and soot .
    Use stove to cook , then turn off n blow it out while still on blue flame .
    That all works with no mess
    Thanks Simon. I must confess that sounds like a bit of a faff (carrying a second bottle) so maybe I’ll put up with a bit of cleaning. With petrol, there were great flakes of soot peeling off and drifting away during the lighting phase. Not so much with panel wipe.

    Thanks to everyone else for your advice and help.
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    I used to carry a small tin of flammable gel and use that for preheating the fuel pipe then cook on Aspen 4T.

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