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Jan Khmelnytsky

I concur with joeleonetti that anything that is sold for human consumption is probably safer than something not sold for human consumption, particularly for those of use that work in small enclosed spaces (like myself). I intend to switch to high proof alcohol once I’ve gone through my current tin of denatured alcohol. Anecdotally, I’ve head that Everclear, a 190 proof consumption-grade alcohol sold in parts of the US, produces a clearer shellac finish, less prone to fogging.