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06-02-2004 01:14 PM  13 years agoPost 1
hingus2000

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hi

my lhs dont stock it, so i was wondering if there are any materials at home (eg soap and water) that i can use to soften cs glue?

Tom

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06-02-2004 01:44 PM  13 years agoPost 2
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Fingernail polish remover

go and get some fingernail polish remover. its made with Acetone which is the chemical that breaks down CA glues.

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06-02-2004 02:15 PM  13 years agoPost 3
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ok, my fingers are fine, and its not so much to break anything apart, i jsut need to soften a clump of glue so i can scrape it off.

Tom

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06-02-2004 02:16 PM  13 years agoPost 4
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would white spirit work?

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06-02-2004 02:34 PM  13 years agoPost 5
rcpylon

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"white spirit"

i assume you're meaning paint thinner/turpentine. Don't know on that one.

I forgot one other thing to remove CA on your hands. try a metal file or a rough sandpaper, like 120 grit or less. the trick is to get something that gets the CA but not you.

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06-02-2004 03:19 PM  13 years agoPost 6
Buzzin Brian

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I have used finger nail pollish remover on several ocasions, and it works. If the CA is real thick it can take some work. But it does work. Smelly stuff though.

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06-02-2004 04:37 PM  13 years agoPost 7
WMac

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would white spirit work?
FWIW I used that on an Airfix model once and it reacted with the plastic.

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06-02-2004 05:01 PM  13 years agoPost 8
S_Owen

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I bought some at Walmart. I remember seeing some at the grocery store too. "Superglue remover". Works great for getting those CA spots off the wifes dinner table and kitchen counters. Ask me how I know.

Epoxy, now thats different. Keep some rubbing-alcohol handy and get it before it cures. Get it quick too, once it hardens, it's all but impossible to remove without ruining the finish of the table/counter.

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06-02-2004 05:23 PM  13 years agoPost 9
poerQwa

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I recently bought some debonder.

It actually contains acetone and (can you believe it) nitromethane.

Maybe some 30% coolpower will do the trick

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06-03-2004 01:06 AM  13 years agoPost 10
dkshema

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Acetone works fine.

I bought a small bottle from the local Hobbytown USA store here a while back. It's manufactured by Adhesive Systems, Inc in Frankfort, Illinois. The bottle says "Nitromethane base."

Dave

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06-03-2004 04:03 AM  13 years agoPost 11
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Paint thinnner, turpentine -- no. Mineral spirits - no.

Most nail polish removers are simply acetone with some nasty smelling perfume to cover up the acetone smell. Somehow that perfume plus the acetone smell are supposed to become a pleasant fragrance -- NOT! However, some nail polish removers are NOT acetone based, and they don't work on CA.

Dave

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06-03-2004 06:03 AM  13 years agoPost 12
Fullagas

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Ditto on the nail polish remover. CA debonder works the same, just is much more expensive.

I've had good luck with debonding old CA with paper towel or rag (white only) soaked with NPR/acetone and held on the spill for 30 sec.-1 minute. Softens it enough to remove. Another good thing to get in the nail care/toiletry section is a pumice stone, works great on removing CA layers from fingers.


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06-03-2004 08:07 AM  13 years agoPost 13
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I've always have used either pvc pipe cleaner or brake parts cleaner to remove ca or any bonding agent but there may be a prob melting certain plastics. but that can also be an advanatage if you have a hole or crack thay needs to be filled. kinda like body putty,take some excess plastic and let it set in a solution of pvc cleaner and let it get to a putty like substance then use it to fill the damaged area.
if you ever try the toy's "r" us scale conversion project you will see what i mean. ken

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