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      05-29-2009, 01:39 PM   #1
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nail polish on leather

a co-worker has nail polish from her daughter on her brand new leather seats. any tips or tricks you guys can offer?
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      05-29-2009, 01:50 PM   #2
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wouldnt that shyt that girls use to clean them of their nails work, i cant remember the name now....


this might work

http://www.ehow.com/how_1000591_remo...h-leather.html
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Acetone is what they use to get the paint off their nails. More commonly known as Nail Polish Remover. But that solution might be too aggressive for leather. Might discolor it. You can be very careful and give it a shot I guess.
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Acetone is what they use to get the paint off their nails. More commonly known as Nail Polish Remover. But that solution might be too aggressive for leather. Might discolor it. You can be very careful and give it a shot I guess.
yea thats why i was asking. do you guys know any tricks other than acetone to get it off? i heard of hairspray gently rubbed might work?
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Could try Z-9 and Z-10 first. If that doesn't take it off, try nail polish remover on a q-tip tested in an inconspicuous place first, then get the polish off and immediately wipe the area down with a damn cloth to dilute the remover and then use Z-9 and Z-10 to protect the area.
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I tried some Nail Polish Remover on a small spot on vinyl once. It didn't really work and it left a spot that was shiny compared to the matte finish around it. Bad news. I would be very cautious about using nail polish remover. I think there are extra things in NPR other than acetone (like proteins and other gunk... great for nails, bad for leather) that will leave some residue behind.
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...and it smells like shit
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There are some non-acetone nail polish removers but that doesn't necessarily mean it wouldn't harm the leather. Test first, then try.
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