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Lacquer thinner in Germany?
junglejim
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Alberta, Canada
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Posted: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 06:00 AM UTC
Hi there,
Recently moved to Germany (Planegg near Munich) and wondering where I can find lacquer thinner - if it's even called that here? Maybe OBI stores?

Thanks,
Jim
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 - 05:00 AM UTC
Well "(Paint)Thinner" is stuff like

Verdünner
Verdünnung
Farbverdünner
Farbverdünnung

in German. The Tamiya X-20A (Red Cap) can be found in some hobby stores. If you want "industrial grade/size" than, to quote an old advertisement,

"Get it from Farben Franz - oder bei OBI"

So OBI is one option as are the other "Baumarkts". Second option would be Amazon. Some useful terms might be

Terpentin = Turpentine
Terpentinersatz = White spirit
Nitroverdünnung = diluent for cell lacquer