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02-07-2008 11:37 PM  10 years agoPost 1
Hoagie1

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I'd like to re-use some broken 680 carbon fiber blades for a fuselage repair, and I'd like to know if there is a household chemical that can melt away the foam core inside the blades. Can something like acitone (nail polish remover) do such a job? I was planning on using a butane torch to burn it off, but if I can chemically remove it, it would be better.

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02-07-2008 11:40 PM  10 years agoPost 2
nappyroots2182

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yes nail polish remover will eat it away. but be careful and check to make sure it wont eat at the reson the blades are made from.
sand paper work great too

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02-07-2008 11:41 PM  10 years agoPost 3
bigdad390

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If it is styrene, just use gasoline.

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02-08-2008 12:02 AM  10 years agoPost 4
Brokenlink

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What bigdad390 says,gasoline works perfect.

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02-08-2008 12:06 AM  10 years agoPost 5
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Or acitone should work also, if you dont have a gas tank handy.

Which is worse, ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care!

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02-08-2008 12:37 AM  10 years agoPost 6
SuperSixTwo

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Brake Cleaner in a spray can.

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02-08-2008 12:39 AM  10 years agoPost 7
Raptor Pilot

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Cellouse paint thinners ates foam like you wouldnt believe!

If it doesnt move and its meant too... use WD 40. If it moves and its not meant too...use duct tape!

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02-08-2008 01:16 AM  10 years agoPost 8
WiscHeli

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Gas would work good ... My wife would Kill me if I used all her nail polish remover

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02-08-2008 01:58 AM  10 years agoPost 9
Nick Jones

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Brake clean does also....

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02-08-2008 04:49 AM  10 years agoPost 10
Chuck Bole

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he he, a long time ago i was "cleaning off my old concept 30 with the Kyosho foam blades on it . well i sprayed some carb. cleaner on the blades to wipe the bug guts off them .... well there wasn't anything left but the fiberglass "spar " that ran the lenth of them. i don't know what it will do to the resin on the blades but the foam will be gone.... if you use something like that be careful....

also do not get it on servo cases, wires, or old futaba 153 gyros.... don't ask how i know

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02-08-2008 04:55 AM  10 years agoPost 11
Sean Williams

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I only use the finest blend of nitro methane and other fine lubricants all brewed up into a delicious blend of 30% coolpower when I'm cleaning my blades

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02-08-2008 05:00 AM  10 years agoPost 12
tlankford01

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anything petroleum based is going to dissolve the foam.

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02-08-2008 05:51 AM  10 years agoPost 13
ARMSMASTER

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Orange Cleaner will also eat foam. Killed my combat plane once as a bottle leaked on the floor where the plane was laying and the tape was hollo the next day.. Foam just sort of melted. On a brighter side at least it was clean......

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02-08-2008 01:11 PM  10 years agoPost 14
TRACERBOB

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I wouldn't use gasoline as it will leave a residue. Acetone or lacquer thinner works best. Either way, its going to be messy.

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02-08-2008 01:26 PM  10 years agoPost 15
Dave M

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Gasoline.....

but the REAL question is....

Any one got a match ??

It's OK....It's not your fault !!!

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02-08-2008 02:26 PM  10 years agoPost 16
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Dave M - He's got a torch! sounds like interactive fun to me.


Hoagie1 -
Just use you're butane torch to burn it off, and follow up with sandpaper, just do it in a well ventilated area or outside or the fumes may kill you. You could of course just buy the carbon sheet.

If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage, it's probably a helicopter.

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