Smooth Operator
(BluuGnome version of the Fiddlestick)
Polycarbonate (Lexan) versus Acetone

Gnome Gear Smooth Operators are made from Polycarbonate which is also known by the brand name Lexan.  Acetone (commonly used as nail polish remover) is one of the chemicals you definitely need to keep away from your Smooth Operator.  Acetone can weaken polycarbonate on contact to the point it will snap easily by hand.

The polycarbonate is only weak when there is still liquid acetone in contact with it.  If the acetone is allowed to evaporate and dry completely the Smooth Operator will return to being strong.  However if your Smooth Operator does come in contact with acetone or other harsh chemicals, throw it away and get a new one.

Video showing what happens when acetone comes in contact with polycarbonate (Lexan).