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Will acetone discolor our wooden desk?
« on: 23/07/2008 20:00:59 »
We accidently got some superglue on our desk and we need to get it off. I did a little research and found this

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Counters, tables, floors, etc.
Use acetone to soften glue and then start working at the glue. Brush, scrape, shave, peel, sand or whatever mechanical means is available to work the glue off. Reapply acetone and continue to work at the glue.

http://www.supergluecorp.com/removingsuperglue.html

But what we would like to know is if it will discolor or stain the wood.

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Will acetone discolor our wooden desk?
« Reply #1 on: 23/07/2008 20:11:25 »
Acetone will remove varnish the from the wood.
(Nail varnish remover is acetone)
If the wood is stained (deliberately coloured) it will remove that too.

I suppose you could try it first on the underside of the table where it won't show.


This may be of use...
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The principal use of nitromethane is as a stabilizer for chlorinated solvents, which are used in dry cleaning, semiconductor processing, and degreasing. It is also used most effectively as a solvent or dissolving agent for acrylate monomers, such as cyanoacrylates (more commonly known as "super-glue").
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitromethane
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Will acetone discolor our wooden desk?
« Reply #2 on: 23/07/2008 20:21:25 »
Thank you.

We'll just try something. Ha
 

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