Is there an acid or other chemical that can 'eat' through plastic?

I just have some playing cards that have a 'gold' foil on them and the card itself is a super-thin plastic. Just trying to find a way to separate the two. Thanks to all...

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  • Joe
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Acetone, which you can find in most nail polish removers, will dissolve plastic.

    But I'm inclined to think that your "gold" is metalized Mylar, which is also a plastic. The acetone will attack that, too.

  • 5 months ago

    Extreme heat will melt most plastics and cause thermoset plastics to decompose.

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