- 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
- High solvency of greases and oils means it can be used to clean surfaces prior to painting
- Clean burning
Diggers Shellite is a flammable hydrocarbon solvent used primarily as lighter fuel. (Also known as Recosol R55). It is commonly used as a lighter fuel, for metal cleaning or cleaning surfaces prior to painting and as fuel for Shellite stoves, torches and lanterns.