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07-25-08 09:56 PM
SETH, CHAPTER MAST styrofaom nether of them should harm plastic budy. I use lighter fuel to clean grease of models and to remove thin layers of paint.

Hope this helps people

Richard
07-22-08 02:15 PM
styrofaom04 thnx, i'll drop by Canadian Tire tonight and try it out!
07-22-08 02:01 PM
keytag33 Brake fluid (dot5) will work wonders for you just let it sit for a couple of hours and it won't affect plastics. Also acetone will harm plastics and it is the major ingredient in nail polish remover. What works also is simple green you can find it at canadian tire just let it soak overnight. Beauty about simple green is it's non toxic and biodegradable(sp)

Hope that helps.
07-22-08 01:38 PM
styrofaom04
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Originally Posted by SETH, CHAPTER MAST View Post
swan lighter fuel works well and dot 5 brake oil works at removing paint and glue.
Will this melt the plastic or make it tacky?
07-22-08 08:21 AM
SETH, CHAPTER MAST Hey there
I find this is a big problem when working with other "KIDS" model.lol
I do find that swan lighter fuel works well and dot 5 brake oil works at removing paint and glue.
But it does depend on what super glue it is.
If these do not work i would say try using very hot steem or ice cold water but you said these did not work.
You could buy some super glue deactivater "sorry about spelling" but it is hard to get hold of.

Hope this helps
07-22-08 06:16 AM
The Son of Horus Hit 'em with a hammer! Breakage guaranteed!
07-22-08 06:09 AM
dirty-dog- my best be is to cut things you can and break the other parts with long nose pliers to get nice and close to the joint.
07-21-08 05:13 PM
loyalist42 Hmmm...sorry it didn't work; always did the trick for me...
07-21-08 05:09 PM
styrofaom04
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If you pop the model into the freezer for at least four or five hours
I tried it and... ... it didn't work. I even tried major Temperature changes. Freeze it for 5 hours then pop it in boiling water... that too was a failure.
07-19-08 03:08 PM
Pirate Metal Troy Good ol' Steve Vai trick. He admitted to using super glue if he gets a cut under his fingernail. I've accidentally gotten super glue there before, sounds like it would work to me. Just feels funny.

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really, the only option is to try to break it apart. The freezer idea seem sound enough, just hold the parts REALLY close to the joint to avoid un-necessary bending, stressing, or (Tzeentch forbid) breaking.
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