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#1 laziboi

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 04:13 PM

I glued the wrong parts with super glue, is there anyway to unstick them other than litterally tear them apart?

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 04:19 PM

You can either use a debonder, or drop them into the freezer for a bit.

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 04:24 PM

ok, i put it in the freezer, but how long does it need to be there?

Also, the piece is once of those pieces where you plug into another piece....

What are the names of debonders i can use?

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 04:25 PM

 laziboi, on Feb 19 2008, 01:24 AM, said:

ok, i put it in the freezer, but how long does it need to be there?

Also, the piece is once of those pieces where you plug into another piece....

Break it apart.

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 04:31 PM

A few minutes should do.

But breaking them apart should do as CA does not have much shear-strength. One reason why I don't use it much. Drop a resin kit that was assembled with CA(even when pinned) and it will disintegrate into it's original parts.

Any decent store that sells Super-glue/CA should also sell the debonder.
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Posted 18 February 2008 - 04:34 PM

The parts are bonder on pretty strong, the parts I bonded are one with a hole and another thats a plug. so i glued a plug into the hole of there other piece, pretty hard to pull apart.

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 04:39 PM

Pictures could help in this case I believe.

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 05:14 PM

pics

The part of the WZC back pack

http://www.flickr.co...222/2275284239/
http://www.flickr.co...222/2275284087/

The wing part

http://www.flickr.co...222/2275284423/

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 05:17 PM

Go with the debonder.

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 06:26 PM

What type or what brand name is recommended?

THe plastic is bonder pretty tight.

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 06:37 PM

No brand any super-glue debonder should work.

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 06:41 PM

If the peg you inserted into the hole was round, you could try twisting it to break the CA bonds...

um...of course if that part is ABS plastic, the part might break off this way...
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Posted 18 February 2008 - 09:49 PM

Contrary to what a lot of people say here, super-glue is pretty strong when used on a peg-and-hole type for bonding. Try ripping it apart, even carefully will tear the pegs off, along with a sizable chunk of what it was originally attached to.

Using it to bond together flat surfaces is a different story however as the CA bond is too brittle to be effective.

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 09:56 PM

That's where the freezing comes in as it will weaken the joint.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 08:04 PM

will rubbing alcohol work? 70% isopropyl alcohol



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