Acetone – Remove Nail Glue

One of the easiest and quickest ways to remove nail glue is to use acetone. You can buy pure acetone here.

Acetone has a lot of uses and one of them is removing nail polish and glue. Acetone is a component of superglue remover and easily removes residues from glass and porcelain. Make-up artists use acetone to remove skin adhesive from the netting of wigs and mustaches by immersing the item in an acetone bath, then removing the softened glue residue with a stiff brush. It’s highly flammable so keep it away from fire.

Ever get a sticker on a window of your car and had a hard time taking all of the glue off? Acetone does wonders. Just put some on a paper towel and start wiping in a circular motion, it comes right off. Or how about a container you bought that had a nutritional sticker on it and you want to reuse it but want to completely remove the sticker? Try to peel it off slowly and hope it all comes off but if it doesn’t and still feel sticky, use acetone.

Other uses:

Acetone is a good solvent for many plastics and some synthetic fibers. It is used for thinning polyester resin, cleaning tools used with it, and dissolving two-part epoxies and superglue before they harden. It is used as one of the volatile components of some paints and varnishes. As a heavy-duty degreaser, it is useful in the preparation of metal prior to painting. It is also useful for high reliability soldering applications to remove rosin flux after soldering is complete; this helps to prevent the rusty bolt effect.

Acetone is used as a solvent by the pharmaceutical industry and as a denaturant in denatured alcohol. Acetone is also present as an excipient in some pharmaceutical drugs.

Although itself flammable, acetone is used extensively as a solvent for the safe transportation and storage of acetylene, which cannot be safely pressurized as a pure compound. Vessels containing a porous material are first filled with acetone followed by acetylene, which dissolves into the acetone. One liter of acetone can dissolve around 250 liters of acetylene at a pressure of 10 bar.

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