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Acetone is a solvent which may be useful for your DIY jobs. In most cases acetone replaces trichlorethylene which is hardly procurable.

Acetone has strong dissolving power.

The main uses are :

   • Clean and degrease mechanical parts
   • Clean surfaces before painting
   • Remove glue residue (before glue drying or curing)
   • dilute some paint (car paint ...), varnish, or resins (epoxy and polyester) before application
   • Clean utensils (brushes, spray guns ...) after use with the products mentioned above
   • stripping some paint after drying (ex: paint inspray)
   • peel off stickers

Warning : acetone dissolves some plastics including polystyrene and polycarbonate and can damage painted surfaces, if in doubt do a preliminary test.