Removing superglue residue from ABS

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by brightmidnight, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. brightmidnight

    brightmidnight New Member

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    Is there any way of doing this without damaging the plastic?
     
  2. Darth Detroit

    Darth Detroit Sr Member

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    ...eeech.... :confused

    It depends what kind of plastic. Usually thinned out alcohol (and not beer) works, but again it depends on how much glue is involved, or what kind of plastic. Sometimes alcohol (again NOT beer) will melt the plastic.
     
  3. Gojira61

    Gojira61 Sr Member

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    Give your local hobby shop a call, most super glue makers also sell a remover/solvent which in most cases will not harm the plastic but make sure do a test in a small area first.

    Jim
     
  4. brightmidnight

    brightmidnight New Member

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    It's a pretty small smudge where I managed to get a tiny amount on my finger as I was glueing down the mohawk on my SDS TIE. I did think of using some sort of alcohol, but was also concerned about it melting the plastic...

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    Cool, thanks - I'll give that a try
     
  5. rigormortis

    rigormortis Well-Known Member

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    To be quite honest, if it's small, simply polish it out with Novis plastic polish (or toothpaste).
     
  6. Gojira61

    Gojira61 Sr Member

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    That's a good call too. If it's real small polish it out.

    Jim
     
  7. brightmidnight

    brightmidnight New Member

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    Well, I've got some novus polish so I'll try that first.
     
  8. Rogue Studios

    Rogue Studios Well-Known Member

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    Vinegar takes a little time but it works.
     
  9. Keith

    Keith Sr Member

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    If its not acrylic capped ABS, you can sand it as much as you want with wet and dry paper. Then remove the scratches with T-cut and polish.
    If it is acrylic capped, you can still sand it a little, but you have to make sure you don't wear through the layer of acrlyic.

    Keith.
     

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