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Is Nail Polish Safe for Plastic?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Kevin Cabral, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. Kevin Cabral

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    Hello I was wondering if nail polish is safe for the Phantom 3 Pro plastic? I used it for threadlock to install my prop guards. I heard Blue Loctite isn't good because it melts the plastic. I hope nail polish is safe.
     
  2. Wibble

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    Anything with a solvent will damage plastic. It depends on which nail polish - some are solvent based but I bet some are now water based as well.
     
  3. Kevin Cabral

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    How can I tell? I just used white nail polish. If the nail polish damaged it, will it happen quick and be noticeable?
     
  4. Kevin Cabral

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    Here's the front of the nail polish I used
     

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    True, try first on a piece of a plastic before using it as thread locker.
     
  6. Kevin Cabral

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    Would it eat it instantly?
     
  7. Kevin Cabral

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    DJI tech said nail polish is safe. Speaking to them on the internet now lol.
     
  8. Wibble

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    If the nail polish stinks and makes you get high it is solvent based!!!
     
  9. Kevin Cabral

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    The nail polish (lacquer) I have smells. Not strong though, but it smells. So it's bad then?
     
  10. Kevin Cabral

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    I used the nail polish a month ago when I had the Strong Arm's reinforcement plates on. Then I removed them and never applied any thread lock to the screws. Never saw any issues yet. Wouldn't it show by now if it ate through the plastic?
     
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    I thought fake fingernails were made of plastic, am I missing something here?
     
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