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    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.



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    No , it is not the same stuff

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    So is it still safe to use on Carbon arrows?

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    Yes it is safe

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    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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    Found the wife's fingernail polish remover (acetone). Tried it and it did not work. How hard and long am I suppose to rub?

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by x-shocker View Post
    Found the wife's fingernail polish remover (acetone). Tried it and it did not work. How hard and long am I suppose to rub?
    Finger nail polish remover is not pure acetone it is diluted. It usually contains fragrance and moisturizes too which could leave a residue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wblackfin View Post
    Finger nail polish remover is not pure acetone it is diluted. It usually contains fragrance and moisturizes too which could leave a residue.
    not all fingernail polish remover is cut,my wife has some that is labeled as pure acetone

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    Thought you might be interested in this.
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