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01-24-2010 06:59 AM  8 years agoPost 1
racin06

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Indianapolis, Indiana

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I wiped off the CA with tissue paper, but two streaks remain on the plastic display. Any idea on how to remove the CA?

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01-24-2010 07:03 AM  8 years agoPost 2
george0079

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Not gonna happen. about the only thing you can do is try to polish it out.

If you try acetone, it's just gonna make the problem worse.

Hell... I can fix that.
Uh oh..
Nope.
It's ***ked!!!
RE-KIT!!!!!

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01-24-2010 01:40 PM  8 years agoPost 3
brettman

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try trim solvent,you can try it on a piece of plastic first to make sure it dosn't haze first,its made for covering or ca debonder tested of course

i read someone used acetone on cell phone screen with cotton balls and it did't damage the screen

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01-24-2010 03:40 PM  8 years agoPost 4
tryan02

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Canton, Missouri

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CA debonder will remove it just fine.

Now here is the problem. Its gonnna dull the finish on the display.

Good news is it can be polished back to brand spanking new. When I um scratched the crap out of the fuel gauge on my harley.

I used a 3M hand glaze. Its what painters use to polish any slight imperfections (FLA or dimples)(FLA = Fat Ladies Arse) in a new paint job cause you dont wax a new paint job for at least a month for it to harden.

With your little smudge a good wax with scratch removers. Or you can go to walmart and look for 3M or meguairs scratch remover and pick up a gallon of elbow grease and polish it till your fingertips start to burn. Then you will see it looks better than new.

And then you will have to do the whole screen.

I finally just a few months back pulled the plastic off my 6EX but its gonna stay on my 10CG for a couple years.

No Really I am the club President!!!

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01-24-2010 04:27 PM  8 years agoPost 5
!2Old2Fly

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North Bend, WA

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When I um scratched the crap out of the fuel gauge on my harley.
Fuel Gauge?!?!?
Dang, you HD guys are spoiled. lol

Yet Anohter IT Worker

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01-24-2010 07:26 PM  8 years agoPost 6
racin06

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Ok, here is what I did. I didn't have CA debonder. So, I just used a little of my wife's nail polish remover with a cotton ball to remove the CA. This resulted in a haze on the display. I then picked up some Meguiar's Scratch X 2.0 (thank you Tryan02) at Walmart. I applied a small amount of the Meguiar's to the display and buffed with a cotton cloth. The result? No more haze or scratches! The display looks brand new!

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01-24-2010 07:56 PM  8 years agoPost 7
zaw

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You get some super clear packaging tape and use it as protector.

ಠ_ಠ HBK2 built with inexpensive parts! ٩๏̯͡๏)۶ Gaui425

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01-24-2010 11:49 PM  8 years agoPost 8
tryan02

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Crazy HUH?

Who would of thought plastic could be buffed and polished just like metal.

Now deep scratches or cuts are tougher you have to sand it down with wet or dry sandpaper or scotch-brite to remove the scratch then polish back to clear. Thats what I had to do on my harley very scary and not fun at all.

Oh yes and if your interested I can tell you how to polish those aluminum tru-turn spinners to a perfect mirror chrome finish. With another walmart product and tools around the house.

I learned this one from polishing the haze gray switch housings on my Suzuki before I got spoiled.

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01-25-2010 01:32 AM  8 years agoPost 9
hedgehog

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wapakoneta, ohio united states

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I wonder if that would work on my glasses the are scratched up from work, And I can't see buying new ones to scratch up again when these aren't even a year old yet.

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01-25-2010 02:30 AM  8 years agoPost 10
life2short1971

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Fort White,Florida

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for future reference vinegar removes ca glue.

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01-25-2010 11:15 AM  8 years agoPost 11
Greybird

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Davie, Florida

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racin, glad you fixed your screen. That would tick me off everytime I looked at it. The vinegar idea is interesting. That would not even fog the screen.

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01-25-2010 03:56 PM  8 years agoPost 12
Heli Bob

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Puerto Rico,Carolina

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This is the most info that i got for scratche my headlight of the car are plastic there are alot more thing i need to work on that the microwave door is scratch ect... ( my wife is going to be happy) means more time for me to fly after i finish.

Beam E4(md-500e),Gaui 200,T-Rex 500,E-flight MCX.

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01-25-2010 04:19 PM  8 years agoPost 13
racin06

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Indianapolis, Indiana

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That would tick me off everytime I looked at it. The vinegar idea is interesting. That would not even fog the screen.
Needless to say, I wasn't very happy. Yes, I'll have to remember the vinegar next time I decide to apply CA to my Tx .

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01-25-2010 04:37 PM  8 years agoPost 14
hbk2owner

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indianapolis, Indiana

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Jim you might need to buy some vinegar and have it in your box.

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01-25-2010 06:03 PM  8 years agoPost 15
tryan02

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Canton, Missouri

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I know vinegar is pretty powerful stuff good for cleaning coffee pots and stuff. But CA yeah I am gonna give that a try just to see how well it works.

Someone once told me you can remove purple anodizing from the esky cnc parts with bleach. Well dont waste your time on that one gotta use oven cleaner.

No Really I am the club President!!!

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01-25-2010 11:31 PM  8 years agoPost 16
racin06

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Indianapolis, Indiana

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Jim you might need to buy some vinegar and have it in your box.
Well, I probably won't need the vinegar if I don't allow my fellow flying buddies to fly and crash my foamie airplanes .

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01-25-2010 11:33 PM  8 years agoPost 17
hbk2owner

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indianapolis, Indiana

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All i did was take out a plane and your plane was fine. The only reson it came down was because of the motor.

James was the one who crashed it the most! It would be funny if he was on RR and seen this.

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01-26-2010 12:21 AM  8 years agoPost 18
tryan02

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Canton, Missouri

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yeah it was the motor!!!

OK tried the vinegar it does OK it softens the glue and can be wiped off but the damage is already done when the CA hit the plastic. I finished with mineral spirits much like finger nail polish.

But like I said the damage was done by the glue and will still need to be polished. Oh and I used lexan I believe is a little stronger than average everyday plexiglass.

As for something to have in your flightbox.

Get a spray bottle of 50/50 vanilla and water best thing you can carry come spring time.

No Really I am the club President!!!

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01-26-2010 12:23 AM  8 years agoPost 19
racin06

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Indianapolis, Indiana

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I'm just razzing you, Spencer. Yes, James really banged my foamie around quite a bit . James said that he hadn't flown an RC airplane for several years, but I still offered up my foamie for him to fly anyway. That's what RC friends are for, right? Actually, James did just fine. It just took him a while to get used to the twitchy and responsive behavior of the airplane . Though I did set my radio to 70% rates to tame the airplane down a little, but when you haven't flown an RC airplane for several years, even low rates can seem to be too responsive . It was a fun fly-in .

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01-26-2010 12:30 AM  8 years agoPost 20
life2short1971

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Fort White,Florida

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I use the buffer pads that came with my dremel tool to clear up any blemishes on phone screens etc.Just be sure to use the buffing paste and don't let it get hot or it will burn the plastic and you have a bigger mess. Try on a donor piece first.Scott

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