if this is glycol methacrylate there is no way to dissolve the plastic and
you would stain thru it, there are etching methods to help open the plastic,
like sodium hydroxide/alcohol mixtures and acids.

Serena Leung wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> I have been trying to stain ground sections of bone and metal implant
> embedded in ethyl methacrylate.  I was wondering if anyone had any advice
> on the best way to deplasticize after grinding and polishing.  I truly
> appreciate any help!
> Sincerely,
> Serena Leung
> Anderson Orthopaedic Research Institute
> phone: 703-619-4414
> fax:      703-799-5982

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