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    Removing Clogging Socket Glue

    Hello Everyone! This is my first time here in these forums and I have a question to ask of you guys. I used citadel glue (model? Wasn't sure of the type, it had the crazy red bull dog/demon on the label) on everyone one of my models and after a couple of years of having my Tyranids benched, I decided to jump back in. However, most of my stuffs in shambles and needs major repair, the probably though is the fact that old glue clogs the sockets of my Tyranid's arms making them neigh impossible to fix. I've tried scooping it out with an exacto, but it doesn't get very far. I was wondering if you guys had any suggestions on a chemical to use to help remove this glue. Any imput would be well thanked


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    Freeze them (yes, in the freezer). This weakens the superglue. It should crumble off afterwards.
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    Acetone also dissolves super glue. It's in most kinds of nail polish remover.

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    I don't know how much this is going to help you, and I don't know how legit this method is:

    I had an Obliterator, and I had put together the head and the torso when i decided that i didn't like the head. However, I couldnt for the life of me get the head out of the torso. I finally removed it by heating up the whole thing with a soldering iron (the torso got really hot), and then I popped out the head and the super glue.

    On some of my metal models, I've been using the soldering iron to remove the super glue.

    I really don't know how reliable this method is (DONT USE IT ON PLASTICS), but my figures were unpainted.

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