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I have several Imperial Guardsmen that I messed up on when I was building them. I wanted to keep them to just lasguns and CCW, no special weapons. Im going to need something rather strong, since I put quite a bit of glue on each piece.
Is there a way to dissolve the glue and take them apart without destroying the parts?
Last edited by Malacoda; September 23rd, 2008 at 23:38.
I was down at the local hobby store (it's an art store with military models) and I needed some more gap filling plastic glue. I stumbled through their glue area, (tripped really,) and came face to face with this product on a lower shelf.
I bought it took it home, found an Ebay-bought Leman Russ that I had soaked in Simple Green and stripped it, but the owner must have been blind and used three tubes of superglue to put it together. (think: ball of glue with a cannon sticking out)
I said "what the heck" and tried this little bottle of green-labeled "magic" and the model practically FELL APART at the seams! I was floored. Some of the more sturdy glue joins had to be worked (score with xacto knife then work the pieces back and forth) just wipe the ecess off and dry the models once the pieces are free.*IMPORTANT*
THe glue turns into a non plastic water base, and the pieces come clean apart without melting or warping.*
*I had some dark angels i had accidentally glued to bases, and wanted them off to paint and to pretty up the bases, and squirted this stuff on them, and did not wipe the excess off, the plastic turned WHITE. the debonder dried, leaving a strange stubborn white powdery residue, aand turned the plastic underneath white so be warned..wipe down the excess once the pieces are free, or better yet, dunk them in water and neutralize the chemicals.
I glued my fingers together by accident, watching women in bikinis on TV while glueing my blood angels together,...and I used this stuff...BAM! free fingers..wipe clean, wash hands..good as new..no biting off the glue!!!
it debonds any glue that has that Cyancylic stuff that the modelling and super glues have in them.
Rome wasn't built in a day, Either should good scenery.
Thanks man, just one question though. The little podunk town I live in doesnt have a worth while hobby shop in a 50 mile radius. So is there any other place I would be able to get it that you know of? Like Walmart or target perhaps?
You're probably best off ordering the stuff online, really. Even a good hobby shop isn't guaranteed to have the stuff on hand.
There's Pacer's Z-7 debonder, at Micro-Mark, BSI's Un-Cure that Shonuff mentioned (not a store, but there's their dealer locator), and Lee Valley's Super Solvent, to name a few.
Thanks for the links.
I was hoping they would have a dealer a little closer to where I live though.
that particular brand that shonuff has shown is actually a generic brand made especially for model shops to carry and put their logo on. I have 2 in my area, both carry that, and each has a label on it for their store. So I don't know how easy it will be to find that particular brand, but fear not! If you go to micromark's website (micromark.com i presume) they have a plastic-safe cyanoacrylic de-bonder under their adhesives/glues section.
Shonuff: are absolutely positive it's safe on plastics? If so I'm buying some tommorrow!