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#1 Gramps2u

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 11:48 AM

I have heard that  placing a model or parts one wishes to "de bond" is to place the item in a zip lock bag & place it the deep freezer. Sadly enough I have tried this with no success. Is there any other methods of debonding  cemented styrene parts? 

The reasoning why, I have been given three large boxes of glue bombs & wish to salvage as many spare parts as possible for my & anyone Else's benefit  should the need arise.

  Whom ever glued these kits together swamped the kit's in cement. Some not worth the time others yes.

It would be a shame to place the  entire collection under file 13.

 

Any idea's & discussion is very welcome.


Edited by Gramps2u, 17 June 2013 - 11:52 AM.


#2 JunkPile

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 12:21 PM

Sometimes a quick "strike" with a small hammer against a small sharp wood chisel will crack the joint apart.  A chisel pointed Xacto blade may help.  Be careful.

 

Part(s) being struck will need to be firmly held (fixed) in place.  Vice works well


Edited by JunkPile, 17 June 2013 - 12:29 PM.


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Posted 17 June 2013 - 12:26 PM

I have heard that  placing a model or parts one wishes to "de bond" is to place the item in a zip lock bag & place it the deep freezer. Sadly enough I have tried this with no success. Is there any other methods of debonding  cemented styrene parts? 

The reasoning why, I have been given three large boxes of glue bombs & wish to salvage as many spare parts as possible for my & anyone Else's benefit  should the need arise.

  Whom ever glued these kits together swamped the kit's in cement. Some not worth the time others yes.

It would be a shame to place the  entire collection under file 13.

 

Any idea's & discussion is very welcome.

 

Try getting some water into the joint (like if it's an engine, get it into the drive shaft "hole" or in through the water pump/fan belt mounts) and then re-freeze them, water being one of the few liquids that actually expands when it freezes it might get the joint loosened up a bit perhaps to the point of completely separating it.



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 01:39 PM

The best luck I have had is with brake fluid soak it real good. But sadly since parts pretty much melt together if they are to bad nothing is going to work

#5 Gramps2u

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 02:55 PM

Thank you for the replies. :)



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 03:13 PM

Some things do come apart after they have been in the purple pond. I do believe it is form the parts being painted before gluing. 



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 03:26 PM

Purple Pond. Let it soak



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 06:42 PM

Purple Pond. Let it soak

This is the Method I have used and it has served me well.



#9 Mike Kucaba

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 08:53 PM

Purple Pond! Salvaged many a kit that way. Don't even think of taking it apart, just put em in one kit at a time, or go for the whole bunch.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 08:57 PM

LA's Awesome Degreaser that I get from the dollar store works pretty well too.



#11 Gramps2u

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 05:44 AM

Great Looks like a trip to buy some Castrol super clean from wally world!  I have so many, time to experiment!   *Evil laugh*



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Posted 19 June 2013 - 12:43 AM

sledgehammer.jpg

 

 

Or, as it says above a good soak in brake fluid.

Depends what sort of day you've had...



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Posted 19 June 2013 - 01:51 AM

sledgehammer.jpg

 

 

Or, as it says above a good soak in brake fluid.

Depends what sort of day you've had...

ROFLMBO! :lol: