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Captain Frankus
09-02-2009, 21:18
Hello. I glued the drop pod the wrong way, and I was wondering if there was any kind of solvent for plastic glue. Thank You for your help.

09-02-2009, 21:21
Plastic glue melts the plastic together, so I can't really see a solvent undoing that. I normall just try and cut the parts cleanly and reglue. I guess any funky looking bits on the drop pod could be blamed on a bumpy atmospheric entry..

09-02-2009, 21:23
iam not sure there is because polystyrene cement melts the plastic slighty and causes a perminate join.

i may be wrong but iam dont think you can :(

Captain Frankus
09-02-2009, 21:25
So...There is no solvent? T.T

09-02-2009, 21:25
Given the way plastic glue works, the only 'solvent' that would do any good would also melt the plastic. If you just used super-glue, you can put the model in the freezer so that the glue becomes more brittle, and carefully try and break it apart along the seams. Carefully inserting a scalpel or hobby into the joins and breaking them apart that way could also work, just don't take your thumb off in the process.

09-02-2009, 21:31
sharp knife and a steady hand is all you can do really.remember you can always clean it up. After painting it no- one will ever no lol

09-02-2009, 21:48
yup, only chance is to cut it off, reglue it (with superglue this time ffs) and use Greenstuff to fill any gaps

09-02-2009, 22:20
The only solvent that WILL dissolve a plastic cement bond will, unfortunately, also dissolve the plastic (it will also soften resin PERMANENTLY) and is fairly toxic to boot.

Plastic cement is good for permanent bonds on plastic. Superglue is good for temporary repairs or bonds (It was designed to create a strong temporary bond.).

09-02-2009, 22:30
What exactly did you do 'wrong' on the DP? There are allot of parts that are the same, so maybe it just seems like it's wrong, somehow..?

09-02-2009, 22:33
If you didn't use too much glue you can sometimes snap the parts at the glue seam. Hit the glue joint hard and fast and hope for the best.

About your only other option is a sharp knife.

10-02-2009, 03:16
Plastic glue actually IS a solvent. Most types are Methy Ethyl Ketone based. This stuff will melt plastic like you would not believe. So you will have to carefully cut the two pieces apart.

10-02-2009, 05:35
Use a jigsaw and ask for Khorne to guide your hands.

10-02-2009, 05:40
A big hammer?

10-02-2009, 07:51
Scalpel with a fresh blade.

I think everyone else has hit on the 'it melts plastic' idea.