Barge can got glued shut -- suggestions?

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by SquidBones, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. SquidBones

    SquidBones New Member

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    Hey guys! I have a con coming up and I'm really crunching to get my armor done in time. I use Barge to glue the foam I use together. My problem is that my can has been glued completely shut, and I don't have any Barge thinner to release the cement gluing the cap shut. I literally cannot find anything on how to open it anywhere, so I figured I'd ask here. I'm so sorry if this is in the wrong place, I'm new here!
  2. James Kenobi 1138

    James Kenobi 1138 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    My suggestion is to buy a new container of contact cement. The dried glue is probably corrupting the wet glue.
  3. Duncanator

    Duncanator Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure what specific solvent is in Barge thinner, but you could try acetone or lacquer thinner to loosen the lid on your can. They seem to soften a lot of different paints and adhesives.
  4. paulp

    paulp Active Member

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    Honestly, when this happens to me, I end up using channel locks and some muscles. If you need, you can add a little more pipe to the end of the channel locks to give it more leverage, but I seem to get it to work without.

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