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PlymouthFan

Bumper removal

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Well I bought a Johan 69 RR and it was assembled needing reassembly I’m needing help getting the bumpers off they are glued on 

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If the chrome isn't that good go ahead and toss it in the stripper of your choice. That will usually weaken the glue a good but you'll have to find a way to rechrome the bumpers.

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33 minutes ago, Fat Brian said:

If the chrome isn't that good go ahead and toss it in the stripper of your choice. That will usually weaken the glue a good but you'll have to find a way to rechrome the bumpers.

I was hating to do something like that because the chrome looks brand new

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I use mineral spirits and a small brush, work carefully, hope this is helpful

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We’ll update I managed to get the bumper off now I’m trying to get the taillights out in thinking freezing them out but I’ve never done that before

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Would this stuff be able to break down the glue behind the taillight bezels 

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6 hours ago, PlymouthFan said:

Would this stuff be able to break down the glue behind the taillight bezels 

Yes, if anything can, water--if it gets into the glue joint, expands irresistibly, as it freezes (8th Grade Science Class, for me at least).  Note that could take several tries, but it most generally does work, unless the model in question is a total "glue bomb".  Note that water doesn't dissolve (break down as you seem to suggest) but rather it breaks the glue joint apart.  Think of this as if water turning to ice becomes a sort of "expanding wedge" rather than a solvent (with virtually every glue we use in model building, any "solvent" that would dissolve all but the so-called "non-toxic" model glues, would dissolve the surrounding plastic)

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You might try Tamiya ultra thin cement.  It seems to work well softening up old plastic cement enough to get things apart.

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