April 7th, 2008, 09:16 PM
Mineral Spirits same as acetone?
Are mineral spirits the same as acetone? I want to remove glue from carbon arrows and do not have any acetone on hand but have a huge can of mineral spirits.
April 7th, 2008, 09:29 PM
No , it is not the same stuff
April 7th, 2008, 09:59 PM
So is it still safe to use on Carbon arrows?
April 7th, 2008, 11:00 PM
April 8th, 2008, 11:27 AM
Will mineral spirits leave a residue?
Even the slightest residue will hinder adhesion with some glues.
I use acetone with no problems.
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April 8th, 2008, 04:12 PM
Found the wife's fingernail polish remover (acetone). Tried it and it did not work. How hard and long am I suppose to rub?
April 9th, 2008, 11:44 AM
you might need to use debonder for the glue. then use acetone to do the finishing touches....or some use 97% alcohol I guess.
I have used mineral spirits and it didn't work much at getting the glue off. if in doubt after cleaning the glue, I wash the arrows in warm soapy water and rinse thoroughly (I think mineral spirits does leave a residue).
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April 9th, 2008, 01:26 PM
Finger nail polish remover is not pure acetone it is diluted. It usually contains fragrance and moisturizes too which could leave a residue.
Originally Posted by x-shocker
April 10th, 2008, 02:57 PM
not all fingernail polish remover is cut,my wife has some that is labeled as pure acetone
Originally Posted by wblackfin
April 10th, 2008, 03:44 PM
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