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Rubbing Alcohol/Acetone and the Droid's Plastic Parts?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DGalt, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. DGalt

    DGalt Android Enthusiast
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    More specifically, the rubber/plastic edge that runs around the keyboard the the edge of the keyboard itself (the piece without the letters).

    I got a tiny bit of super glue on that rubber/plastic (I'm sure it's plastic but it feels kind of rubbery) edge. I'm debating about trying to remove it (it's almost unnoticeable, except to me, meaning I'll notice it constantly :p).

    I know acetone will remove super glue. I've heard that rubbing alcohol can too, which is why I would try it first (it's less caustic than acetone, less chance of damaging the plastic). Is this a bad idea? Also, if rubbing alcohol works, would the alcohol that's on alcohol wipes (like the screen cleaner wipes) work as well? They're both isopropyl so I don't see why it wouldn't (the concentrations may be different, that's the only thing I can think of).

    Never applied either of these two things to plastic so I'm not sure what will happen...hence why I'm posting this :D


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  2. TheBandit181

    TheBandit181 Newbie

    Rubbing alcohol I would think would probably be ok. I wouldn't use acetone, I have seen acetone eat plastics.
  3. barry99705

    barry99705 Android Expert

    Yea, stay away from the nail polish remover. Have you tried scraping it off with the edge of a credit card?
  4. eNons3nse

    eNons3nse Member

    i wouldn't do it
  5. Telexen

    Telexen Well-Known Member

    Don't EVER use Acetone on plastic.

    Alcohol probably won't hurt it, especially at diluted mixtures...

    Superglue is usually dissolved by warm water.
  6. barry99705

    barry99705 Android Expert

    I've got some 99.8% isopropyl alcohol wipes used for cleaning off dried thermal compound. They've never hurt any of the plastics I've used them on.


    I'd pull the battery before trying any of the liquid suggestions, just in case a little makes it inside.
  7. FireChief

    FireChief Well-Known Member

    For your purposes,

    Alcohol OK

    Acetone NOT OK..

    Hazardous Materials Technician,

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The Motorola Droid release date was November 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.7" inch screen, 5MP camera, 256GB RAM, processor, and 1400mAh battery.

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