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Old 04-12-2018, 09:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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No, Iím not selling acetone. We should all have a little bit of acetone in the shop, but for those that use a LOT of it, you might wanna swing by your local Home Depot. Some have 5 gallon cans on clearance. Does anyone still melt plexiglass in acetone for finishing anymore? I think it was plexiglass.
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No, Iím not selling acetone. We should all have a little bit of acetone in the shop, but for those that use a LOT of it, you might wanna swing by your local Home Depot. Some have 5 gallon cans on clearance. Does anyone still melt plexiglass in acetone for finishing anymore? I think it was plexiglass.
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Well ... Lucite ..... is that Plexiglass ?
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Mal do a search here and yes I said it. There are plenty of threads on melting plexiglass for finishing. It was at one time a popular finishing technique but too much work. I will start you off sir.


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No, Iím not selling acetone. We should all have a little bit of acetone in the shop, but for those that use a LOT of it, you might wanna swing by your local Home Depot. Some have 5 gallon cans on clearance. Does anyone still melt plexiglass in acetone for finishing anymore? I think it was plexiglass.
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I do not melt plexi but do use alot of acetone. Thanks for the heads up. will be checking Homers tomorrow.
Good luck. Just be aware that they donít all put stuff on clearance at the same time, so YMMV. Good luck.
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I checked with my HD yesterday (in Southaven - Memphis area) and they don't even carry 5 gallons of acetone.

I would love to get that much, especially at that price. Consider yourself fortunate!
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Never saw 5 gallons of acetone. I get acetone and DNA in gallon cans at Lowe's.
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Well I did some checking and the Home Depots that carry the 5 gal cans in NJ did not put them on clearance. But I now know which stores carry them and I will keep a watch.Thanks again for the heads up.
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Lucite is polycarbonate, not the same as Plexiglas. It will not work.
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I checked with my HD yesterday (in Southaven - Memphis area) and they don't even carry 5 gallons of acetone.

I would love to get that much, especially at that price. Consider yourself fortunate!
Apparently itís not all that common. With the amount of dust that was on the can, itís not a very big seller anyway.
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