I had a gallon of the chem dip that also rusted thru after about 7 years lolNo more methylene chloride in paint stripper, gun cleaner, or carb cleaner. I was just hoping someone had used an alternative that works even close to the same. I will try the reducer. The carb cleaner used to work in minutes, the new stuff doesn't even work overnight. I rebuilt a quadrajet for my son a few months ago, and after several hours it was still dirty. Ended up using brake parts cleaner and it worked much better. Wish I still had my 5 gallon pail of Chem Dip, but the can finally rusted through after 10+ years and I got rid of it, not knowing I wouldn't be able to buy more.
with something even harder to get, phenols. Those are what are in military spec paint stripper, sold only to the military. I did get spray cans marked Methylene Chloride paint stripper from McMaster carr, does not have that pungent smell of what melts layers of skin off fingers. It made it down to the epoxy coat, so if its full of epoxy it probably wont work. Strongest you can probably buy is an aircraft stripper.You can still buy methylene chloride by itself..have no idea how to mix it to make stripper..