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  1. Dec 27, 2008 #1

    wolram

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    For a household substitute for Acetone except nail polish?
     
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    Pythagorean

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    it depends on the purpose.
     
  4. Dec 27, 2008 #3

    wolram

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    It is not for any thing sinister or dangerous, just a house hold job that may crop up some time.
     
  5. Dec 27, 2008 #4

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    The question was what property of Acetone is this to be used for- really, for what job?
     
  6. Dec 27, 2008 #5

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    I need it to disolve another substance, and i am trying not to be :blushing:
     
  7. Dec 27, 2008 #6
    you want to dissolve cyanoacrylate?
     
  8. Dec 27, 2008 #7

    wolram

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    Yes please, a rather large area.
     
  9. Dec 27, 2008 #8

    Pythagorean

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    and what are you removing it from? Also necessary to know the material.
     
  10. Dec 27, 2008 #9

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    Why not use acetone? This is one mysterious thread.
     
  11. Dec 27, 2008 #10
    because acetone burns the privates. don't worry I had the same problem. hot bath, take your time.
     
  12. Dec 27, 2008 #11

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    I just had a bright idea: peanut butter! :biggrin:

    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.
     
  13. Dec 27, 2008 #12
    tried vodka?
     
  14. Dec 27, 2008 #13

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    Ouch, that would be bad, but my problem is nothing like that.
     
  15. Dec 27, 2008 #14

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    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.
     
  16. Dec 27, 2008 #15

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    I'm inclined to suspect that was what caused all this!
     
  17. Dec 27, 2008 #16
    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.
     
  18. Dec 27, 2008 #17

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    Wrong :smile:, 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.
     
  19. Dec 27, 2008 #18
    and the worst part of it all is you won't even get a thank you for being careful.
     
  20. Dec 27, 2008 #19

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    I found some octane booster works quite well, i have cleared about a quarter of it , it makes one a bit dizzy.
     
  21. Dec 27, 2008 #20

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