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Diggers Shellite is a flammable hydrocarbon solvent used primarily as lighter fuel. Also known as Recosol R55.



  • Lighter fuel
  • Metal cleaning
  • Fuel for Shellite stoves, torches and lanterns



  • Colourless liquid with a paraffinic, sweet odour
  • A weak solvent that is unlikely to affect the surface of most materials
  • Performs well in situations requiring a solvent that evaporates quickly with no residue
  • Solvency – high solvency of grease and oils means it can be used to clean surfaces prior to painting
  • Clean burning

Diggers Shellite