Lacquer Thinner for California - Gallon

QML170SC – Quart
GML170SC – Gallon
CML170SC – 5 Gallon

Helpful Tip

Most automotive finishes require a specific thinner for use within certain temperature ranges. Lacquer Thinner has a medium rate of drying when used within mid-range temperature conditions.

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Lacquer Thinner for California

Klean-Strip® Lacquer Thinner for California is formulated to comply with California state and local standards and have the properties professionals look for: fast thinning, a strong solvent blend and a fast drying time.

High-solvency, fast-drying thinner for lacquer and epoxy. It also cleans tools and equipment after a lacquer project.


Follow the coating manufacturer’s instructions for the proper amount of Lacquer Thinner required. We recommend starting with a ratio of 4 ounces per gallon. Do not use more than recommended.

IMPORTANT: Carefully read all directions, notes and cautions prior to use. Only use this product as directed on the label. Do not apply to floors or any other large surface areas because fire and health safety risks will increase dramatically. Protect eyes with chemical splash goggles and avoid prolonged skin contact.

STORAGE: Do not use or store this product near any source of heat or open flame, furnace areas, pilot lights, stoves, etc. Keep it in a cool, dry place, out of direct sunlight, at temperatures below 120˚. Keep container closed when not in use. Do not reuse this container.

DISPOSAL: If container is corroded, rusted or shows signs of deterioration, dispose of product. Dispose of empty cans and leftover product at your local household hazardous waste collection facility. If one is not available, dispose of in accordance with federal, state and local regulations.

DANGER! EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE. VAPORS MAY CAUSE FLASH FIRE OR IGNITE EXPLOSIVELY. VAPORS MAY TRAVEL LONG DISTANCES TO OTHER AREAS AND ROOMS AWAY FROM WORK SITE. KEEP AWAY FROM HEAT, SPARKS, FLAME AND ALL OTHER SOURCES OF IGNITION. Do not smoke. Extinguish all flames and pilot lights, and turn off stoves, heaters, electric motors and all other sources of ignition anywhere in the structure, dwelling or building during use and until vapors are gone from the work site and all areas away from work site. Keep away from electrical outlets and switches. Beware of static electricity that may be generated by synthetic clothing and other sources. USE ONLY WITH ADEQUATE VENTILATION TO PREVENT BUILDUP OF VAPORS. Do not use in areas where vapors can accumulate and concentrate such as basements, bathrooms or small enclosed areas. Whenever possible, use outdoors in an open air area. If using indoors open all windows and doors and maintain a cross ventilation of moving fresh air across the work area. If strong odor is noticed or you experience slight dizziness, headache, nausea or eye-watering - STOP - ventilation is inadequate. Leave area immediately. IF THE WORK AREA IS NOT WELL VENTILATED, DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT. A dust mask does not provide protection against vapors.

DANGER! HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED. VAPOR HARMFUL. EYE IRRITANT.Contains 2-propanone and glycol ethers. Reports have associated repeated and prolonged overexposure to solvents with neurological and other physiological damage. Intentional misuse of this product by deliberately concentrating and inhaling vapors can be harmful or fatal. Do not take internally. Avoid breathing of vapors or mist and contact with skin, eyes or clothing.

FIRST AID - IF SWALLOWED, call your poison control center, hospital emergency room or physician immediately for instructions. IN CASE OF EYE CONTACT, immediately flush with water, remove any contact lens, continue flushing with water for at least 15 minutes, then get medical attention. IN CASE OF SKIN CONTACT, irritation may result. Immediately wash with soap and water.


Product Category - Paint Thinner

MAX V.O.C. 25 g/l

What is Klean Strip® Lacquer Thinner for California used for?
Klean-Strip® Lacquer Thinner for California is a high solvency, fast drying thinner for lacquer and epoxy. It also cleans tools and equipment after lacquer projects.

Can Klean Strip® Lacquer Thinner for California be applied to floors?
Do not apply to floors or any other large surface areas because fire and health safety risks will increase dramatically.

Can I use Klean Strip® Lacquer Thinner for California to clean brushes after a lacquer project?
Yes, it will clean brushes, tools & equipment after a lacquer project.

Is Klean Strip® Lacquer Thinner for California flammable?
Yes, do not use this product near sources of ignition or sparks, and do not spread it over a large area.

What is the shelf life of Klean Strip® Lacquer Thinner for California?
The shelf life is three years unopened and six months after opening.

The “Directions for Use” are included to help you better understand our product. However, they do not provide you with all of the information needed to use the product safely and effectively. Prior to using any of our products, you should always read the entire label including all cautions. A copy of the current label is linked to this webpage.