how to debond glued parts with ease ?

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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.

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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

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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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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

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Thank you for the replies. :)

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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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Purple Pond. Let it soak

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Purple Pond. Let it soak

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

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

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

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

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sledgehammer.jpg

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

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

ROFLMBO! :lol:

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