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    by Imatk
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    BUT... when I go to use the chromate it doesn't do anything.

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    by dfarr67
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    by patg84
    So there's conflicting information between the website, the manual & what's actually printed on the bottle.

    On the website it says mix 1qt to 3 qts of distilled water for a 1 gallon mix.

    In the manual it states: In a plastic container, add 32 fl oz of Distilled Water then...
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