Model Boat Mayhem

Technical, Techniques, Hints, and Tips => Glue etc. => Topic started by: brianc on September 07, 2009, 08:00:37 PM

Title: glue removal
Post by: brianc on September 07, 2009, 08:00:37 PM
Hi guy`s,
I wonder if anyone out there in Mayhem land can help....I recently bought a second hand glassfibre hull that had the framework glued in using an impact adhesive.
The framework just fell off but the glue has stuck pretty damned good to the hull  >:-o
Can anyone tell me what to use to remove it?
Thanks :-))
Title: Re: glue removal
Post by: DickyD on September 07, 2009, 08:15:15 PM
Dont know if this will help Bri.

http://www.choiceful.com/choiceful-id-16317-EvoStik-Adhesive-Cleaner-250ml.html
Title: Re: glue removal
Post by: brianc on September 07, 2009, 09:07:33 PM
Your some man Richard....thanks :-))
Title: Re: glue removal
Post by: DickyD on September 07, 2009, 09:58:38 PM
I do me best Bri  ok2
Title: Re: glue removal
Post by: longshanks on September 07, 2009, 11:12:18 PM
Hi Bri,

We use acetone when working with impact adhesive - certianly works with wet/dry adhesive, dont know about old stale glue!
Title: Re: glue removal
Post by: andygh on September 07, 2009, 11:46:44 PM
Acetone attacks glass fibre though  <:(
Title: Re: glue removal
Post by: brianc on September 07, 2009, 11:56:02 PM
I was worried about anything that might attack the glassfibre....
but I do have some acetone lying around so I might just give it a go on a small section O0
Thanks for the tips lads...appreciated :-))
Title: Re: glue removal
Post by: sheerline on September 08, 2009, 09:33:27 AM
Try an oill based product like white spirit or parrafin, it will not affect glassfibre but as the glue is oil based, it will eventually turn it rubbery again and will make it easy to remove. Leave it to soak if it's old and hard as it will take time. If it's in a place where you can't make the fluid pool around the glue, soak a rag in fliud and drape it or bunch it up over the glue area and leave it... it will soften the glue eventually.  Petrol works better but it's smelly and highly flammable of course but it works...... Ive done it before.
Title: Re: glue removal
Post by: chingdevil on September 08, 2009, 10:40:31 AM
As Sheerline has said
I would use white spirit, give the hull a good wash afterwards as it can leave an oily residue. Have the rag or cloth really soaked in white spirit otherwise you will find you spread the old adhesive around without actually removing it. Remember to wear gloves it aint good for your skin

Brian
Title: Re: glue removal
Post by: brianc on September 08, 2009, 04:51:24 PM
Tried the acetone and it `s taken some of the thin stuff off   ok2
I`ve got the feeling if I use too much, it will soften the resin so I`ll try the white spirit next O0

What a great site....all this free and easy advice.......in a word, Superb...thank you kindly gents :-))
Title: Re: glue removal
Post by: andrewh on September 08, 2009, 05:07:58 PM
Assuming the impact adhesive is Evostick or similar
Evostick is Neoprene rubber in a very light solvent - but not quite as light as acetone

things which dissolve Evostick and should not worry a fibreglass hull

 lighter fluid - certainly works - since this is what we use to dilute evostik to apply mylar to  planes
Petrol - same reasoning
cellulose thinner/nail varnish remover

NOT  at the same time - you might try a hair-dryer carefully - it should really soften the adhesive enough to roll it off
andrew