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Any Way to loosen old glued Parts


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#1 Fox

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 08:32 AM

Any Tips on how to get and old glued styrene engine parts to loosen up so i can disassemble without damaging the parts?

#2 BKcustoms

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 08:39 AM

If you dip it in water and then freeze it it might start to come apart.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 06:56 PM

I've found a couple months in the Purple Pond helps.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 07:00 PM

The freezer trick works for me too

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 06:04 AM

I've found a couple months in the Purple Pond helps.


MONTHS!!!!!!!
Exactly right depending on the glue and the amount of glue!
I have a Dodge 4x4 siting in the purple pond trying to loosen the glue and strip the paint but it has not worked yet. Been siting in the pond for almost 2 months. I need to find something a lil stronger to loosen and strip it.
But I have had luck with this method MANy time before. All depends on the glue and the paint.