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    Removing white (pva) glue from models

    I bought a lot of NIB Necrons from a kid on Craigslist.

    He threw in an extra box of non-Necron models, paints, etc that he just didn't want to keep anymore.

    So I have a box of Guardsmen that are put together with what appears to be white glue.

    Does anyone have an idea on how to weaken the glue or remove the glue without eating up the plastic?

    Some of them have random paint slopped on them, so I've currently got the lot of them sitting in a tub of Simple Green. Not sure if will effect the glue at all.

    Thanks for any help.


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    They should be able to just be broken apart then you can chip the glue away. PVA glue isn't really the best thing to glue models together with, it shouldn't be too difficult.. though I don't know for sure.

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    PVA glue dries soft so you can just peel it off.
    Snap the models at the joints they were put together at (Head, torso-legs, torso-shoulders and gun if you don't know how they are put together), then just peel it off.


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    Y'know, Isn't PVA glue water-soluable?
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    Nah. When set it turns into a clear rubbery substance.
    Which doesn't react to water.


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    Huh. Explains why the Elmer's Glue I've been using probably isn't as good as PVA glue then. Here I thought they were the same exact thing...
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    I use water and PVA glue to glue the sand to my bases, works a treat but yeah, it can be easily chipped off.
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    If it's elmers, the you can just soak it in some water and it will soften enough for you to pull them apart. You might want to try this with a test mini anyways

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    Thanks for the help.

    The biggest problem is that I'm just not horribly motivated to clean off all the excess glue before I can pop the joints apart. The models are literally caked in dried glue. I was hoping to find something that would eat it away for me. I think for now they can just sit in the tub of simple green.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liquidbiue View Post
    Thanks for the help.

    The biggest problem is that I'm just not horribly motivated to clean off all the excess glue before I can pop the joints apart. The models are literally caked in dried glue. I was hoping to find something that would eat it away for me. I think for now they can just sit in the tub of simple green.
    Might not be such a bad idea, any amount of force applied to the relativly fragile models could cause damage.
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