Nail Polish Factoid: SNS Powder

The liquid component of SNS Powder is Cyanoacrylate, which is known to you and me as the product Super Glue.

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The powder component of SNS is primarily sodium bicarbonate, or Baking Soda.

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Mechanics for the U.S. military developed this chemistry trick to field-repair the composite rotors on modern attack helicopters; when mixed together, cyanoacrylate and sodium bicarbonate create an adhesive compound that is fast-drying, tough, flexible and sandable.

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