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  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
CA debonder
Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, October 02, 2018 8:38 AM

I screwed up and neglected to drill a few holes in the lower wing halves of a B-47 kit.  Fortunately, I thought, there was a bit of a gap that allowed me to get a bit of debonder down in between the halves.  I started then pulling the halves apart on down towards the root.  Unfortunately, the pieces then got very soft and weak, and I broke both pieces!  I had never had a problem before with debonder weakening the plastic.  I guess I just used too much, in this case.  Before it was only to remove a small part. I sure learned a lesson.

I did get the holes drilled, and got the broken off pieces glued back in place, but I will have to fill and sand the cracks where they broke.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, October 02, 2018 9:02 AM

Don--I am making a mental note on that one. Sorry to hear this. There are so many ways that the gremlins can strike at us.

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, October 02, 2018 9:46 AM

I’m sorry to hear and read of your “mishap”.  I hope and wish there will be no more issues with this build.  Good luck sir!

Your friend, Toshi

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell


Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi



  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Tuesday, October 02, 2018 9:55 AM

Me too, I wouln't have expected debonder, even too much, to attack plastic.

Thanks for sharing the info.


  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, October 02, 2018 10:03 AM


 Sorry about that Mishap ! I have found , having been in the industry that sometimes the fornula is weakest at the near end of a run .

Sometimes the mix isn,t right on cue . It's molecular and you got bit . I don't use debonder at all .I use a freeze spray that Baker's use .Works for me . T.B.


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