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Different ways to use Acetone Nail Polish Remover.

Posted by on Feb. 24, 2013 at 9:53 PM
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1. Remove China Stains
If you’re expecting company and want to remove any unwanted stains from your best china, reach for nail polish remover. Lightly dab the stained surface with acetone on a cloth, and then wash with soap and dry. Be careful not to scrub the china too hard, as it will compromise the painted surface.
2. Shine Shoes
Get rid of the grub on your leather shoes with a paper towel or cloth dipped in nail polish remover. Dab the stain until it goes away. Afterwards, use a wet cloth to wipe away any leftover residue.
3. Clean the Keyboard
Use an old toothbrush dipped in polish remover to clean your computer keyboard. The keys will be gleaming afterwards and, due to the solution’s ethanol content, effectively disinfected.
4. Erase Permanent Marker
Who says permanent marker is just that – permanent? If you ever get some on your hands or a surface, use nail polish remover on a cotton ball to dab the stain away.
5. Remove Stickers
If you had the foresight, you’d know not to put a sticker on glass or metal. But lo and behold, you find yourself helplessly scrubbing the glass trying to remove the sticker and sticky residue to no avail. This is where nail polish remover comes into play. Apply some to the sticker, let it sit for a few minutes, and then scrape until clean.
6. Wash Off Pen Ink
It’s a classic scenario we have all experienced – a pen explodes in a shirt pocket, a purse or in the hand. Polish remover will clean pen ink right off. Because acetone is extremely powerful, be sure to only use a small amount on fabrics, making sure to dilute the polish remover with water before application.
7. Smooth Watch Faces
Acetone is capable of dissolving plastic, so it is particularly helpful when it comes to clearing scratches on your watch. Just don’t go too far with it, or else you won’t have a remaining watch face to show for it! To remove scratches, use a cotton swab to rub the surface delicately.
8. Remove Paint on Windows
A paint job can often leave remnants of paint along the edges of window glass. Nothing nail polish remover can’t tackle! Dab the paint with polish remover and let sit for a few moments before rubbing with a damp cloth.
 9. Sanitize Blades
Acetone is a natural disinfectant. Dip razor blades into a polish remover solution and not only get rid of unwanted grub between the blades but also shine and sanitize them so that they last longer.
10. Loosen Glue Caps
Superglue is powerful but acetone-based polish remove makes for a tough match. When the cap of your glue bottle hardens and makes it difficult to squeeze, use a cloth dipped in polish remover to rub into the tip until the hardened glue on the cap falls off and the bottle functions properly again.
by on Feb. 24, 2013 at 9:53 PM
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sophiesmom07
by Platinum Member on Feb. 24, 2013 at 10:05 PM

Good info! I had no idea.

blondiemomof2
by Platinum Member on Feb. 24, 2013 at 10:07 PM

Interesting. Thank you 

erikays
by on Feb. 25, 2013 at 9:14 AM
Ohh cool! I always love tips!
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KelliansMom
by Bronze Member on Feb. 25, 2013 at 10:48 AM

Take the paint off your dinning room table :( ....glad I was planning on changing the color anyways lol but yes dont spill that stuff on the table 

Apr1l
by Katie on Feb. 25, 2013 at 2:34 PM

yea that happened to me too, but it was just a small amount of the stain.

Quoting KelliansMom:

Take the paint off your dinning room table :( ....glad I was planning on changing the color anyways lol but yes dont spill that stuff on the table 


KelliansMom
by Bronze Member on Feb. 25, 2013 at 2:41 PM
Lol mine was small too. Now the shoe cleaner you get from finish line that stuff will take paint off too. Hubby spilt half a bottle :( bit good thing we are re doing the table anyways

Quoting Apr1l:

yea that happened to me too, but it was just a small amount of the stain.

Quoting KelliansMom:

Take the paint off your dinning room table :( ....glad I was planning on changing the color anyways lol but yes dont spill that stuff on the table 


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lady-t3984
by Tina on Feb. 25, 2013 at 3:10 PM

Thank you for sharing.

jenniferlee_12
by on Feb. 25, 2013 at 3:20 PM

TFS

jazzgirl205
by on Feb. 25, 2013 at 3:29 PM

Acetone will disolve superglue.  I used to put a dab of superglue on the tips of my earsand pinch them to make pointed ears.  It comes undone with acetone.

Gweneveer
by on Feb. 25, 2013 at 4:24 PM
Great post!
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