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removing super glue
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, September 16, 2004 10:26 PM
hi
i just bought some used kits off ebay and im positive that they were glued 2gether using super glue. so what can i use to un-superglue a car bdoy? will brake fluid do the trick? coz i got one i gotta strip aswell.

thanks
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, September 16, 2004 10:44 PM
You might try buying some CA Debonder. That should do the trick.

If that doesn't work, i've used acetone in the past - but only to clean it off my fingers. Not sure how acetone would work in debonding CA on plastic.
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Posted by tho9900 on Friday, September 17, 2004 6:21 AM
acetone shouldn't hurt the plastic either so it's worth the try... sometimes I use it to clean a model of grease (fingerprints/molding process residue)and it just cuts everything but the plastic...

I recently got a kit off ebay like that, half built... I think he forgot to include that in the description after the word "mint" he used to describe it... maybe he meant "mint" flavored...
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, September 17, 2004 7:48 AM
hehehe...that would suck
i though that acetone ate up plastic...dunno why, just did
this guy waas sellin 3 tamiya mercedes dtm clk's. on 2 the bods r started, one is painted...its ok, but id rather do it myself :). and one of the kits was unopened. and i got em all for the price of 1 retail....ahhhh i luv ebay....
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Posted by tho9900 on Friday, September 17, 2004 8:03 AM
oh yeah... I've had more positive experience than negative... got some great OOP kits that way...

I've never had it mar plastic, you can try on a piece of sprue if you want to be sure... I imagine if you used a lot of it or left it in acetone it might have some adverse effectts...
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Posted by tho9900 on Friday, September 17, 2004 8:04 AM
just occured to me... why do you think they used superglue to bond it?
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, September 17, 2004 11:20 AM
hehehe...that would suck
i though that acetone ate up plastic...dunno why, just did
this guy waas sellin 3 tamiya mercedes dtm clk's. on 2 the bods r started, one is painted...its ok, but id rather do it myself :). and one of the kits was unopened. and i got em all for the price of 1 retail....ahhhh i luv ebay....
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, September 17, 2004 9:20 PM
whoops.... c what lack of sleep does!!
um i think its ca coz its a real strong bond and u can theres like solid gobs of the stuff on the inside
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Posted by tho9900 on Friday, September 17, 2004 9:27 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by tominator

whoops.... c what lack of sleep does!!
um i think its ca coz its a real strong bond and u can theres like solid gobs of the stuff on the inside


haha I was wondering... thought I was hearing an echo!!! hmm.. the globs are clear? as in crystal? or sligtly whitish.. if there is any hint of white try water first, soak it over night... my cousin tried to clue a model together with elmers once.... ya never know... then acetone... I would try that.. if that doesn't work I don't know what to tell ya. Acetone WILL dissolve superglue... not sure about what if anything would dissove cement...
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Posted by madmike on Friday, September 17, 2004 9:56 PM
If it is CA, get some nail polish remover, the acetone is dilluted and less likely to attack the plastic or get some CA de-bonder which will not damage the plastic at all and will dissolve the CA. De-bonder is available at most hobby shops.

If it is model glue then put the kit in the freezer for several hours, this will make the joins brittle and with careful manipulation, allow you to break the parts apart. Careful is the catchword here!

HTH

cheers

Mike
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, September 17, 2004 11:12 PM
hey madmike howzitgoin mate? ;)good 2 c fellow ozzies here!
im gonna get somedebonder and give that a go.... i think i read somewhere that castrol super clean will remove superglue aswell? that would be handy since i wanna strip em aswell

thanks guys!
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Posted by madmike on Saturday, September 18, 2004 5:05 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by tominator

hey madmike howzitgoin mate? ;)good 2 c fellow ozzies here!
im gonna get somedebonder and give that a go.... i think i read somewhere that castrol super clean will remove superglue aswell? that would be handy since i wanna strip em aswell

thanks guys!


Tomiator

G'day mate, going good here, beaut day in Perth, nice and sunny!

cheers

Mike
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Posted by dtraskos on Sunday, September 19, 2004 6:20 AM
You must be careful with Acetone. It will melt certain plastics and will not react on other types. My problem is I don`t know what kind of plastic is the "melt" type and what kind is the "no melt" type.
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Posted by tho9900 on Sunday, September 19, 2004 8:57 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by traskos

You must be careful with Acetone. It will melt certain plastics and will not react on other types. My problem is I don`t know what kind of plastic is the "melt" type and what kind is the "no melt" type.


thats why always try it one on sprue from the same area I am about to wipe before I do... PVC it will not melt, all the styrene I have wiped it will not melt. I don't DARE get with ten feet of clear parts with it just in case... that would be something even future couldnt help... hmmm I feel a project, gonna find out what it will and wont affect...
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, September 19, 2004 12:01 PM
you guys you guys you guys, you and your nasty chemicals... Burger [BG] Try PEANUT BUTTER, whenever people get their fingers stuck together with super glue, the doctors in the emergency room use peanute butter to release the bond... Give it a whirl and see if it works Big Smile [:D]
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, September 19, 2004 1:29 PM
rusty your old guy in the sig has gotten older.

peanut butter? i dont doubt its ability cos i believe you rusty, but the question is WHY ? whats the chemical in it that makes mighty CA bow down? then the next question is : do i still want to eay PBJs any more ?
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, September 19, 2004 7:52 PM
the chemical in it that makes it mights? peanut oil of course Propeller [8-]
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, September 19, 2004 7:56 PM
yeh, the old guy in the sign is well, this is the badge for completeing the OLD Guns Build, you wouldn't know about that being that you are a YOUNG GUN... not to mention the url where i was hosting my pic is not hosting THIS picture anymore...... and Hey! I am the leader of the Old Guns Build I should be like Patton, Maybe I Will add some stars to that picture.... hahahhahaEvil [}:)]
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, September 19, 2004 7:58 PM
Remember this, The force? I don't need no stinkin' force, I am like Yoda but I have a beard.....
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Posted by tho9900 on Sunday, September 19, 2004 8:08 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by RustyFord

and Hey! I am the leader of the Old Guns Build I should be like Patton, Maybe I Will add some stars to that picture.... hahahhahaEvil [}:)]


hmmm.. maybe one of those daVinci style halos? maybe that's a tad much... how about just a 'glow' emanating around you... as if your very presence lightened the pic haha...

I'm currently waiting for the Future to cure on my OS2U and maybe in a few days I will grow a beard too!
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, September 19, 2004 8:17 PM
a halo??? what the HELL is that ???
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Posted by tho9900 on Sunday, September 19, 2004 8:46 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by RustyFord

a halo??? what the HELL is that ???


I dunno.. I just saw it in a painting once... Wink [;)]
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, September 19, 2004 9:00 PM
hey
i just emasiled the guy i got them from (thats an easy way to find out what glue is used hehehe) and its not CA, but testors cement. (so much for my detective work hehehe). so im prob gonna just leave them as-is and just fix up and mistakes, coz i dont like the idea of breaking apart cemented pieces...
thanks for the help guys...
oh, and ive gotta try p butter for ca...hehehe one for me, one for you!
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, September 19, 2004 11:22 PM
how does peannut oil dissolve CA ?? im really curiuos! CA is so darn indestructible !
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, September 25, 2004 8:59 AM
heheh I just know that in the emergency room, they use peanut butter to loosen Super Glue when kids or adults come in who have super glued their finger hands, lips, eye lids, whatever else together.... I have never tried it on models...
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Posted by Winnie on Saturday, September 25, 2004 11:21 AM
Well I did a BOOBOO on my starfighter on the Canopy, behind the pilot. I glued it on with superglue (mistake one) then I removed it with with "un-cure" and now almost the whole dang window turned white...

I guess it's back to the sanding sticks again, untill i get it buffed out...Angry [:(!]
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