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what is the best solvent to disolve plastic

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#1 skwiff



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Posted 12 March 2011 - 10:04 PM

what is the best solvent/acid/base for dissolving the plastic found in dolls? i want to do a video of a certain annoying canadian 'singer' metion no names dissolving. but seeing as dissolving the actual person is unlawful, the next best thing is to use heavy chemicals and a plastic doll ^_^

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#2 johnheritage



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Posted 23 April 2011 - 12:25 AM

Dichloromethane may work (paint stripper / methylene chloride), as it tends to melt a large percentage of plastics.

The video may need to be sped up to make it more impressive.

Dichloromethane is a suspect carcinogen, so you may want to keep it off your skin and do this outdoors depending on how it'll be spread around.

Edited by johnheritage, 23 April 2011 - 12:26 AM.

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#3 rktpro



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Posted 23 April 2011 - 02:00 AM

Polystyrene dissolves in benzene or toluene.
Polyurethane can dissolve in acetone (CH3)2CO.
Polyethylene is resistant to most organic solvents.

Edited by rktpro, 23 April 2011 - 02:01 AM.

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#4 hypervalent_iodine


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Posted 23 April 2011 - 02:22 AM

Benzene and toluene are horribly toxic and DCM is not much better. I have to ask, is dissolving a plastic doll really necessary? In any case, err on the side of caution using these chemicals.
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