For a household substitute for Acetone except nail polish?
it depends on the purpose.
It is not for any thing sinister or dangerous, just a house hold job that may crop up some time.
The question was what property of Acetone is this to be used for- really, for what job?
I need it to disolve another substance, and i am trying not to be
you want to dissolve cyanoacrylate?
Yes please, a rather large area.
and what are you removing it from? Also necessary to know the material.
Why not use acetone? This is one mysterious thread.
because acetone burns the privates. don't worry I had the same problem. hot bath, take your time.
I just had a bright idea: peanut butter!
I don't know exactly what you are trying to do, but peanut butter can be used to remove glue or other sticky things like gum. I sometimes use it to remove the glue residue that is left when you pull off transparent tape from plastic (and peanut butter, unlike acetone or nail polish remover does not damage the plastic). Something else oily like lotion might also do the job.
Ouch, that would be bad, but my problem is nothing like that.
Okay. i spilled a bottle of super glue on a damp towel that was sat on the counter, not wanting to touch it i left it to set, not thinking it would seep through.
I'm inclined to suspect that was what caused all this!
haha. I've done that too. what kind of counter? if you don't have acetone your best bet is probably warm soapy water, the best cleaner you've got and elbow grease.
Wrong , i was being ultra care full as the top had sealed to the container, so i had to use pliers to get it undone, hence the damp towel.
and the worst part of it all is you won't even get a thank you for being careful.
I found some octane booster works quite well, i have cleared about a quarter of it , it makes one a bit dizzy.
Wolram, don't get dizzy with octane booster in your hand. Are you in the kitchen?
This is what can happen.
On and off, 10 mins at a time is enough, i shall have to buy another towel now, this one looks a bit sorry for its self, and this is hard work or i am getting un fitter, oh well only another bazillions of fibers to scrub off.
Aren't you ashamed of yourself? How do you get into such predicaments?
This could happen to any one, or even worse, like some one getting it on his toddger
I used full protection, bin bag, rubber gloves, eye glasses, all would have been well if the container had a stable bottom, it should be made law that super glue containers have fat bottoms.
i'm really glad i didn't suggest MEK, now, it might've destroyed the counter. wikipedia had some suggestions other than acetone, but i didn't recognize any of them as easy to obtain at the hardware store.
Acetone will disolve varnish and a variety of plastic table top surfaces. I'd experient on a remote spot before going at furnature with acetone. Orange oil might work, and it's fairly benign to mammal types without an allergy to it...
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