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NFR (not foot related) How do I get Silver Nitrate off my cabinet???!!!

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by Sarah-Jane, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. Sarah-Jane

    Sarah-Jane Member

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    Maybe a weird question but anybody got any tips for getting Silver Nitrate off the top of the treatment cabinet? Short of painting the thing.... Its white so it looks dirty and I try to hide it by placing scissors or TG applicators over it haha. Have tried Ammonia but it doesn't seem to do anything. Its been there a couple of months so maybe I'm just stuck with it now.
  2. efuller

    efuller MVP

    Sounds like a chemistry problem. If it were an organic compound I would suggest rubbing alcohol. AgNOx is not an organic compound. Sounds like an oxidation reduction chemistry problem. Try vinegar? (acetic acid) I just read something that said you need vinegar and aluminum foil to create the oxidation reduction reaction.

    You can use your basic science education in podiatry.
  3. Dieter Fellner

    Dieter Fellner Well-Known Member

    Never did find a good solvent (or whatever chemistry) solution for that problem. Looking at those pesky stains also bothered my aesthetic eye. Our Northants clinics bore the AgNa3 scars, here and there. I guess there is only one real solution: prevention is better than cure.

    .... (failing that, cover up the stains with an overlay)

    Gentian Violet is another big offender in the staining stakes

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