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    How do you remove Neodymium Magnets?

    Bit of a pickle here guys

    I tried last night to magnetise a wood elf lord rider onto my great eagle.

    I was using 2mm dia x 1mm deep neodymium magnets and unfortunately they don't have the stick required. I magnetised the other foot and, although better, I wouldn't trust the grip for a painted model.

    I've found today some 2mm dia x 2mm deep magnets with a better 'pull'

    My problem is I've stuck the magnets in with super glue...How do I get them out, so I can replace them with the stronger magnets?

    Will a stronger magnet and a bit of wiggling do the trick?

    What about laying the model in nitormors over night - it destroys everything else?

    Any ideas appreciated - please refrain from laughing at my misfortune

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    nitro won't disolve the glue unless it can reach it and if the fit is tight then that wont work.

    I'm afraid you're going to have to dig them out.
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    Yeah, digging it out's the only way really. get a pin vice with a small bit and drill holes all around it, then try and pry it out with something like a pin or paperclip if you can get any leverage on it.
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    I've had an issue with removing magnets (had the wrong polarity). If you aren't worried about getting that magnet back, I've used a metal file and just pushed it into the body of the model. I usually drill holes for the magnets to sit in they fit flush with the surfacr ofe the model. Using an exacto blade first around edge of the magnet first you can just pop the magnet into the model.

    If the magnet is laying on the plastic, getting the blade under it might be difficult but its the best way to go. Once about 1/3 under the magnet you can twist. Also coating the exacto blade with nail polish remover will help, but don't over do it, that stuff WILL eat the plastic on your model.

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    Hi!

    If the model the magnet is located in isn't too thick, then maybe you could try to drill a small hole from the other end and then try to push out the magnet with a paperclip..? Just a thought on an empty stomach... (what? doesn't everybody check out the latest stuff on LO before breakfeast?)

    PS: And then greenstuff the drillhole afterwards of course.
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