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Removing Nail Varnish from ABS
« on: January 16, 2021, 09:37:17 AM »
To remove nail varnish from ABS plastic try a few drops of cooking oil/olive oil. A drop or two directly on and around nail polish should soften the varnish. Gently scrape the nail polish off with your fingernail or the blunt edge of a knife.

I have previously also used Acetone Free Nail Polish Remover, as a test area (inside a phone shell) showed it had no effect on the ABS I was working on.

NB: As always, please try on a hidden area first.
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Re: Removing Nail Varnish from ABS
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2021, 10:36:26 AM »
Once all nail varnish has been removed you can proceed to Chemically Sand.

‘How to’ Chemically Sand is well explained on this thread:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=20168
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Re: Removing Nail Varnish from ABS
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2021, 11:19:24 AM »
Great info!
Thanks for sharing :)