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How to remove pieces stuck with CA cement?
Phil5000
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Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017 - 04:30 AM UTC
Hi guys. I've stuck a large resin part on the turret of my latest build and I've noticed it's not straight. I used a lot of Tamiya CA and its stuck really well. Is there anything I can use to remove it without damaging the styrene? What about nail varnish remover?

Thanks guys.
retiredyank
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Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017 - 06:02 AM UTC
Put it in the freezer for 30 minutes to one hour. This should make the ca brittle enough for you to break apart, using gentle but firm pressure.
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Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017 - 07:54 AM UTC
You can buy the debonder or glue remover for CA at the hardware store
retiredyank
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Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017 - 12:12 PM UTC

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You can buy the debonder or glue remover for CA at the hardware store



Be warned: Not all super glue debonders are the same. You will need to find the same brand of debonder as is the glue. This is also very messy. I say this, with confidence as I failed many times.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 04:56 AM UTC

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You can buy the debonder or glue remover for CA at the hardware store



Be warned: Not all super glue debonders are the same. You will need to find the same brand of debonder as is the glue. This is also very messy. I say this, with confidence as I failed many times.



I honestly used 3 brands of debonders with various CAs and I've never had such problems but I imagine it's possible
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Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 05:51 AM UTC
I used BSI, Zap-a-Gap and Loctite. None of the debonders worked on anything other than the same brand of glue.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 07:40 AM UTC

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I used BSI, Zap-a-Gap and Loctite. None of the debonders worked on anything other than the same brand of glue.



here in Oz i use just loctite glue and glue remover,before in Switzerland i used Sika's and worked with a couple of other brands but maybe I was just lucky
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Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 11:29 AM UTC
Another possibility is apply acetone to the join. It will cause the superglue to become brittle and crack. Just don't let any get on styrene bits.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 05:27 PM UTC

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Another possibility is apply acetone to the join. It will cause the superglue to become brittle and crack. Just don't let any get on styrene bits.



I do what Matt does a small brush and it usually comes off never to be seen again.
Zap makes a thick stuff in a bottle that contains acetone in a gel form.