How Can I Remove Acrylic Paint From My Favorite Hat!?
umm youre kinda screwed acrylic chemically turns to plastic when it dries. The only thing you might be able to do is take a stick pin and pick off the paint with it, if the paint is thick enough. or you can try matching an acrylic paint to the color of your hat and painting over the black that way, or making the hat black. All those cleaning things are just going to ruin the hat even more and waste your time1. Which bottle recycling numbers have BPA in it and which don't. I thank you. ?BAD PIE Plastic #1: This is polyethylene terephtalate, also known as PETE or PET. Most disposable soda and water bottles are made of #1 plastic, and it's usually clear. This plastic is considered generally safe. However, it is known to have a porous surface that allows bacteria and flavor to accumulate, so it is best not to keep reusing these bottles as makeshift containers. This plastic is picked up by most curbside recycling programs. SAFE Plastic #2: This is high density polyethylene, or HDPE. Most milk jugs, detergent bottles, juice bottles, butter tubs, and toiletries bottles are made of this. It is usually opaque. This plastic is considered safe and has low risk of leaching. It is also picked up by most recycling programs. BAD PIE Plastic #3: This is polyvinyl chloride, or PVC. It is used to make food wrap, bottles for cooking oil, and plumbing pipes. PVC is a tough plastic but it is not considered safe to cook food near it. There are phthalates in this material-softening chemicals that interfere with hormonal development. You should minimize use of #3 plastic around food as much as possible. Never cook using food wrap, especially in a microwave oven. If the wrap is listed as microwave-safe then I would still not let it touch the food while using it in the microwave. #3 plastic is rarely accepted by recycling programs. SAFE Plastic #4: This is low density polyethylene (LDPE). It is used to make grocery bags, some food wraps, squeezable bottles, and bread bags. This plastic is considered safe, but is unfortunately not often accepted by curbside recycling programs. SAFE Plastic #5: this is polypropylene. Yogurt cups and similar wide-necked containers are often made from it, as well as water bottles with a cloudy finish. You will also find it in medicine bottles, ketchup and syrup bottles, and straws. This plastic is also considered safe, and is increasingly being accepted by curbside recycling programs. BAD PIE Plastic #6: this is polystyrene, or Styrofoam, from which disposable containers and packaging are made. You will also find it in disposable plates and cups. Evidence is increasingly suggesting that this type of plastic leaches potentially toxic chemicals, especially when heated. I suggest avoiding the use of #6 plastic as much as possible. It is difficult to recycle and most recycling programs wo not accept it. BAD PIE Plastic #7: This number basically means "everything else." It's a mixed bag, composed of plastics which were invented after 1987. Polycarbonate falls into this category, including the dreaded BPA. So do modern plastics used in anything from iPods to computer cases. It also includes some baby bottles and food storage containers which resist staining. Use of #7 plastic is at your own risk, since you do not know what could be in it. You should dispose of any food or drink related product, especially for children, that is known to contain BPA. I personally also view any other food or drink container made from #7 plastic with a good deal of suspicion. It is difficult to recycle #7 plastic and most curbside recycling programs wo not accept it. To summarize, plastics #2, #4 and #5 are generally considered safe. Plastic #1 is safe too but should not be re-used due to the risk of growing bacteria. Any other plastic should be used with extreme caution, especially around food or drink. The risk is even greater when heating food. For microwaving in particular, remember that microwave safe containers are not necessarily healthy. They just wo not melt. In general, it's better to avoid microwaving plastic entirely and stick to glass.2. Have you heard of timing belts breaking off prematurely (about 60k) in volkswagen cars?Yes there are some cases where that has happened. It mainly is on the 1.8 turbo car engines. It does not mean that they are bad motors. Its just something that you have be aware of. My last three VW have had 1. 8T's and I love that engine. Also, A lot of times it not the timing belt that breaks. Its the water pump that runs off of the timing belt. The North American VW water pumps are made of plastic that are known to break. But the European VW have a metal one, so when people are looking to do a timing belt job they usually change the water pump to a metal one. Most place that sell timing belt kits include a metal water pump also. Hope that helps!!3. gauging ears with plastic and bleeding?Put smaller jewellery (preferable titanium or glass) in and leave it alone for a few weeks at least. It sounds like you stretched too fast, causing it to rip, and it is not recommended to wear plastic in a fresh stretch. Oh and gauge is a measurement, so saying that you gauged your ear is like saying you kilometered your car :P