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Old 07-05-2017, 05:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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My wife never goes t WalMart with me but for some reason she went with me yesterday after we dropped off my son at work.

She needed fingernail polish remover so I found it for her and found this. I've been looking at pump dispensers like this for awhile but this caught my eye since with the remover it was only $1.80.

I can't buy one for this price. I may get one, dump the contents into the small bottle of remover I bought before I bought a real full quart can and refill it.
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Not all nail polish remover is acetone. I suggest that you check the lable for its contents.
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Not all nail polish remover is acetone. I suggest that you check the lable for its contents.
Yes its acetone, don't really need it.
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I use empty contact solution bottles for DNA and BLO.
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Not all nail polish remover is acetone. I suggest that you check the lable for its contents.
Yes its acetone, don't really need it.
Thanks -- I may just have to go buy some nail polish remover ... I believe acetone-resistant bottles should also be good for mineral spirits and DNA.
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Not all nail polish remover is acetone. I suggest that you check the lable for its contents.
Yes its acetone, don't really need it.
Thanks -- I may just have to go buy some nail polish remover ... I believe acetone-resistant bottles should also be good for mineral spirits and DNA.
Maybe hydrocarbons like Mineral Spirits can do a number on certain plastics.
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I have no problem reusing household containers for finishes. In fact, for things like shop-made wiping varnish, there is nothing better than a glass spice container. I make a point of checking everything that my wife throws out to see if there are things that I can reuse. Eventually, there will be a buildup of finish around the top, and when it becomes too much of a nuisance, I just throw the bottle away and replace it.

But for things that are used to apply finish directly to a piece on the lathe, I like squeeze bottles - light in weight, and with a spout that makes it easier to get finish where I want it to be. Harbor Freight sells sets of four bottles that I find work very well. They are made from a polyethylene that seems to withstand DNA, lacquer thinner, turpentine, acetone and mineral spirits.
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Remember that not all nail polish removers contain acetone - just the good ones :) When i purchase this for my daughter/wife, I get the non-acetone as it's less of a smell.
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FWIW, I buy acetone and DNA in gallon sizes. I used to get the small quart cans but figured as much as I use, it is cheaper to buy the gallon and use the smaller cans for over the workbench. Yes, acetone can do a number on some plastics. My parents built a house in the 70s. I was touching up the stain in the downstairs bathroom. I put the stain in a styrofoam cup. I went out for a couple of minutes and came back- the stain melted the cup, ran all over the synthetic top and onto the carpet. Fortunately, it didn't stain the top and we used a big gob of Goop to clean the carpet. Wheeew!
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Yes, acetone can do a number on some plastics. My parents built a house in the 70s. I was touching up the stain in the downstairs bathroom. I put the stain in a styrofoam cup. I went out for a couple of minutes and came back- the stain melted the cup, ran all over the synthetic top and onto the carpet.

Some people dissolve either polystyrene (styrofoam) or plexiglass in acetone to produce finishes for wood turning projects.
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