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PostPost by: Elanconvert » Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:09 am

well it seems there is plastic, and there is plastic!!
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ACETONE-99-9- ... 33843e4378

I've used acetone for cleaning equipment when fibreglassing, but I'm pretty sure it doesn't have any effect on fully cured resin....don't know about rubber though.....
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:37 am

Brings back a memory of my old biking days,I ran out of petrol when a group of us were returning from Wales...being the most creative...and with no containers at hand...spotted a polystyrene cup at the side of the road...promptly whipped off the fuel pipe from my mates bike and filled up the cup.....and by the time I had reached my petrol tank the cup had melted...

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PostPost by: Galwaylotus » Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:17 am

Elanconvert wrote:well it seems there is plastic, and there is plastic!!

Acetone.jpg and
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PostPost by: billwill » Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:00 pm

Galwaylotus wrote:Very good point and a good word of caution. As in many things in life it's horses for courses so indiscriminate use could court disaster. It could still be useful as long as it's kept away from certain materials. I guess it wouldn't be prudent to store it in an old plastic bottle!! :lol:

Acetone seems OK in a polythene bottle; I had some for quite a while.

It's great stuff for cleaning sanded fibreglass surfaces before you add another layer. It makes the next layer join better.

Be aware that nail polish remover might contain other chemicals in the mix.
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PostPost by: robertverhey » Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:54 am

I've always thought acetone and nail polish remover to be very close cousins and I often point out the difference in price per litre of my daughters' stuff in their fancy little 50ml bottles and my four litre tin. And more than once that tin has come to the rescue when the fancy stuff has run out! But yes, beware of additives, though I suspect there are few if any.....
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