Who needs superglue debonder!

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Who needs superglue debonder!

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Who needs superglue debonder!

Postby Mark » Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:16 am

A tip I’ve just seen on Facebook. If you need to break a superglue bond, stick it in the freezer for a couple of hours. Apparently superglue is very brittle at low temperatures and breaks easily.

Probably best not trying it on your fingers though :lol:
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Re: Who needs superglue debonder!

Postby royjess » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:54 am

I wouldn't stick any plastic models in the freezer either to undo a bond either.

Nail polish remover/acetone is faster acting for removing superglue, again you wouldn't want to use acetone on your best plastic models.
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Re: Who needs superglue debonder!

Postby Mark » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:19 am

Not sure how polystyrene reacts to cold, but I would only be using superglue to bond resin or white metal.
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Re: Who needs superglue debonder!

Postby royjess » Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:57 pm

My Faller rides also contain metal parts which sometimes needs superglue.

Models using ABS plastic like my Deagostini Millennium Falcon and my coasterdynamix Comet also need to use superglue on the plastic
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Re: Who needs superglue debonder!

Postby Mike B » Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:07 pm

If it's a metal bond that you want to undo, a surefire way is to use a hot soldering iron tip. Clean the tip thoroughly of solder and then apply the tip of the iron to the joint in question and gently lever the two parts apart using a thin knife blade.
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Re: Who needs superglue debonder!

Postby bird_d00 » Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:54 pm

As someone who works at -18C most of the time, I can assure you that most plastics and rubbers become very very brittle at these temperatures, and I wouldn't attempt to debond anything this way. It's very likely that the model will break long before the superglue bond, if any pressure is applied.

A much better debonder is believe it not oil. It might take a while, but it will get there - but again you have to be careful as many types of oil will attack plastics also.

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