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Go old school, use petrol. That's what we used when the carts ran on gasoline 

As I understand methylated spirit is the same as denatured alcohol.  I dont think it can be used for grip solvent.  But I have never tried.  For one thing I bet it would evaporate too quickly, and the mineral spirits seems to dissolve the coating on the tape to make it slippery.  But again, I have never tried alcohol.  

 

This site seems to indicate that you can use denatured alcohol, (Grip Solvent Substitute, you have to scroll down the page to see the substitute area).

 

You might also want to find a water based grip tape.

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55 minutes ago, Mark Rimell said:

All... have just moved to Sweden and can't get white spirit anywhere for grip changing..... they only seem to have methylated spirit.... would that work???

Surely they use paint in Sweden.  Therefore you must be able to get either Mineral Spirits, Paint thinner (low odour) or similar from a paint store.

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Looks like it is available.  https://sweden.desertcart.com/products/6656851-gamsol-odorless-mineral-spirits-128-oz  You would think it should be available at a local hardware store.

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Woods: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 9*, Fujikura Ventus Blue 6S / TM M5, 15*, Diamana Thump 75S / TM M5, 19*, Diamana Thump 75S
Hybrid: TEE C721 22*, KBS TGI 80S

Irons: TM M6, 5-GW, Accra 80i S
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Can you buy lighter fluid?  I used to buy those yellow squeeze bottles of ronsonol lighter fluid at the convenience store.  Not sure if they have that in Europe?

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18 hours ago, Mark Rimell said:

All... have just moved to Sweden and can't get white spirit anywhere for grip changing..... they only seem to have methylated spirit.... would that work???

Same in south america, being using paint thinner or kerosene for the last 15 years without any problem, just use a good amount of it, have a towell close cause will make your hands very slippery and wash them right after you finish, both liquids are very flammable 

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12 hours ago, Troutfly said:

Not my experience, works perfectly- also cheap and widely available. 

I've been using it for 20 years and the reason I switched to it was because it dried so fast.  I'm not sure what @Thayneil is talking about but if you haven't tried using lighter fluid you don't know what you're missing.  I use it with both Intertape 591 and the Golfworks tape and have never had a problem with it not drying.  It'll give you just enough time to adjust a putter grip and you can swing them in 15 minutes.  I usually watch for the 2 packs of 64 ounce Kingsford brand to go on sale and I usually pay around $5 for a gallon.

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