How To Remove Nail Polish?

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  1. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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    So my sister spilt nail polish on the bottom left of her Macbook, below the Keyboard, next to the trackpad. Is there a way to remove it? Water and a face washer didn't work (I was careful), so is there something else that could remove it? My sister tried nail polish remover (I lol'd), and I got that off with water, but the nail polish won't go off. Any ideas?
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

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    Does your sister have an Aluminium or Polycarbonate MacBook?
     
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  5. Sambo110 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well I don't know much about nail polish. But at least it removed the nail polish remover :D
     
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    I don't know much about it either but a little common sense tells me water doesn't remove it otherwise chicks wouldn't wash their hands since it would ruin their manicures.
     
  7. Sambo110 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well I don't know, I don't think about that stuff. And the nail polish remover was the main mark, there are just a few dots of nail polish left on it now, and I didn't want to use some cleaning solution thing if that might screw up the colour or something :p
     
  8. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    Wait until it's completely dry. Very gently, try a paint scraper of the kind used to remove stray drops on glass. Usually, they have a razor blade.
     
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    This man is correct. The paint will crumble off easy.
     
  10. Sambo110 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It's more of a stain on the plastic though, I'm not sure if a paint scraper would even do anything to it.
     
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  12. tungo529 macrumors member

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    Use alcohol. It won't damage the polycarbonate. Nail polish, i.e. acetone will eat it up. You don't want that.
     

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