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Old 10-02-07, 11:47 AM
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Acetone and delrin

Would a white delrin component be harmed in any way if it was submerged in a bath of acetone for say....
12 hours?
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Please try it and report back.
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i think it melts, but you will have to try it and find out, i know for a fact brake fluid and battery acid both melt delrin, and shoes.




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Well I machined this piece of delrin, I'm not interested in trial and error for this piece!
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I don't think it should suffer any damage. Here's the chemical resistance chart for Delrin:

http://k-mac-plastics.net/data%20she...tant_chart.htm
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Excellent, thanks!
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Well I machined this piece of delrin, I'm not interested in trial and error for this piece!
Remember to eat carefully around it. While Delrin is mayonaise resistant, fruit juice will destroy it.
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You don't have a piece of scrap?
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