How To: 14 Practical Uses for Nail Polish Remover That Have Nothing to Do with Removing Nail Polish

14 Practical Uses for Nail Polish Remover That Have Nothing to Do with Removing Nail Polish

14 Practical Uses for Nail Polish Remover That Have Nothing to Do with Removing Nail Polish

Acetone-based nail polish remover is great for removing nail polish, and it's also useful for eliminating scratches from your watch face, fixing the consistency of your correction fluid, cleaning your computer keyboard, getting rid of ink stains, and even removing leeches from your skin.

If you ever accidentally melt a part of a plastic bag onto your toaster oven or other hot metal object, you can remove the melted plastic using nail polish remover. Simply unplug the appliance and wait for it to cool down, then wipe at affected area with soft cloth dipped in nail polish remover. Wipe with damp cloth afterward and let dry before using the appliance again.

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You can use it to remove all the ink off of id's. Someone at my school tried to get the permanant marker off of their id and it took all the information off too so they had to buy a new one. You can also use it to get sharpie off of whiteboards.

Also pure acetone (paint remover) works well to increase your fuel mileage in your car. Add 1 oz per 5 gal of gasoline and only 1oz to ten gal of diesel fuel. Raises the octane of the fuel, cleans injectors and promotes a much more efficient burn of the fuel which in turn lowers the exhaust emissions.

You can expect a minimum of 10% increase in MPG and the engine will run much smoother. More is not better either! 1oz to 5gal is just right for today's gasoline. If you use more expect your mileage to drop off significantly.

And do not I repeat DO NOT use in any lawn equipment with lite grade fuel lines or a primer bulb. Acetone will melt them. There is nothing on a car's engine that will be harmed.

The only one on your list I'd be truly hesitant to try is #14. Acetone & plastic are not compatible at all. Even though the plastic used for computer peripherals is pretty sturdy, I'd be very concerned about it weakening the material if the user applies too much stripper, not to mention that the solvent might just remove the labels on the keys.

Maybe I'm wrong. I'll have to give it a try on an old, broken keyboard first.

Otherwise, awesome list!!

To soften dried or hardened wood filler, use 100% acetone polish remover. Look on back of polish remover bottle at ingredients and if it say's that it has water in it then it "Will Not" work. It should ONLY contain "acetone and benzoate" under ingredients.

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