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Old 11-14-2009, 08:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Acetone-safe plastics?

I want to try using a squirt bottle of some kind to handle my plexi finish (plexiglass dissolved in acetone). What plastics can handle acetone? I was thinking (or maybe hoping... heh) PE, but didn't want to try it and find a slag of plastic on my shelf.

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Nevermind. Found my own answer. PP or PPCO is better. The PE may last a while, but it won't last long enough.

Off to go shopping!
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Old 11-30-2009, 06:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
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Don; whenever I want to see if a container is safe for a chemical, I put the container in a metal can. After a few days, if it isn't a gooey mess, I call it successful.
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Glad you found something. Acetone is sold in plastic containers, so, obviously there is something that is not affected by it.
I was going to suggest Nalgene. Expensive but impervious to nearly everything.
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I have mine in a little 3 oz squirt bottle like you put shampoo in. Had it in there for over a year, no problem.
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My solution was in a clear condiment bottle from Wal-Mart for over three years. Some use bottles from beauty supply stores.
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OK what is pp or ppco?

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PP=polypropylene
PPCO=polypropylene copolymer
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I save the small travel bottles of saline solution for contacts. One has been
full of DNA for about four years, the other acetone. Both are fine..
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