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Any tips on removing plastic glue ? Becasue i have a rhino with some da crap on it nd i want to take it off .
One good and model-safe way to do it is dip the whole model in Brake Fluids and leaving it there for a couple of days. Actually when it is done you will understand it because the parts will be swimming in the fluid!
But unfortunately the colour will come off too! And don't forget to use gloves when handling Break Fluids!
Thanks for the post . but doesnt bf melt plastic ?
Nope... Brake Fluid doesn't harm either plastic or metal models...
What I say you is tested both by me and by other users...:shifty:
Thanks man +REP
Strangely enough after 25 years in the hobby I just tried the brake fluid treatment this weekend.
Luckily, I've built up quite a collection of f'ed up miniatures in need of a fluid bath.
The brake fluid will separate the glue, depending on what kind you use. For Super Glue (cyanoacrylate) it may not totally separate the model bits, but the BF makes the glue very brittle, so it's easy to snap the bits off and chip the old glue away.
By the way, I am told a safer, more ecologically friendly way of removing paint is "Simple Green", a cleaning product you should be able to find in any grocery store. I can't remember if it works on breaking down the glue or not though, but I've seen it strip the paint off miniatures just as good or better than brake fluid without harming the plastics. Great if your mom or wife doesn't like the idea (or smell) of brake fluid.
What you have been told is not false... If you live in UK or you can mail order it through internet Simple Green will work for you.
But this fluid, which I must state I have never used but I have heard testimonies of users, will take up to 2 days to clean the miniature off the paint. Basically you will have the same effects as BF, more ecologically but with more time!
I'm going to nick some from work and try it.
I don't really mind if it takes longer. If it works just as well then I'll use it instead of the toxic brake fluid.
I'll be sure to come back and report on its effectiveness.
If someone has the patience and the time to read 9 forum pages, then they must check this out:
Inside you will find lots and lots of ways to remove paint and some discussion over the subject!
Very entertaining! But I think I'll stick to SimpleGreen/brake fluid and a soft bristled toothbrush (my wife's...( )
I especially enjoyed the suggestion to put them in the washing machine...LOL