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Old 05-19-2014, 09:34 PM   #11
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Fingernail polish remover is basically just acetone with perfume and colorants added.
That's true and most households with females already have it! It's more expensive than plain ole acetone you'd buy at a hardware store however. But if you have it on hand, you save fuel in your vehicle.

I used several bottles of fingernail polish remover to remove "kid stickers" off the front plexiglass of my Scamp. Zero damage to the window.
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Old 05-19-2014, 09:42 PM   #12
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Or you could rub it with an apple for a really long time.
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Old 05-19-2014, 09:45 PM   #13
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Fingernail polish remover is basically just acetone ...
Usually true, but...
Since acetone is unpleasant to deal with, there are also fingernail polish removers which are not based on acetone; for instance, they may use ethyl acetate. I don't know if ethyl acetate is effective on butyl putty, and I've never noticed it being sold in a hardware store. If grabbing polish remover as an available alternative to straight acetone, I suggest checking the label.
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Old 05-19-2014, 09:57 PM   #14
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Acetone has been banned from my work area and building. See the WHIMIS data sheet.( link ) Todays nail polish remover is different .
WD40 is a better choice.

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Old 05-19-2014, 11:27 PM   #15
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You can't bring an apple for lunch?
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Old 05-20-2014, 12:46 PM   #16
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Thanks all. Just so you know, acetone will not hurt the gelcoat of the trailer, but it will dull or remove the black surface from the windows. After using it, just apply some wax. In my previous life, I made fibreglass sailboats and used acetone extensivly (for better or worse).
To clean the window, I used a retired credit card (nice sharp edge) and WD40 to clean up the grey goo. Now I just have to get rid of the WD40 stench.
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...Now I just have to get rid of the WD40 stench.
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Acetone...?

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Old 05-20-2014, 01:29 PM   #18
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Similar to Nail Polish Remover... smells just like it.
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I have no WD40.
Switched to pleasant smelling Jigaloo.
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Old 05-20-2014, 05:16 PM   #20
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I wonder if Goo B Gone would work. Its citrus based... (I think Goof Off may be way to harsh for this) I have the same problem on my 5.0 around the window. I was afraid to mess with it. I don't like it around the windows as it looks bad.
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