Re: Suggestions for removing errant super glue

Walter M. Clark

--- In STMFC@..., Rob Adams <steamera@n...> wrote:

Thanks to all for your help with this. I tried Acetone and also my
daughter's nail polish remover to no avail. This was just one of those
deals where it was too smurfed up to recover. Perhaps if I'd tried to
disolve it before mangling up the screw head. Drilled it out, then
used an Exacto with a chisel blade to break the glued joint along the
body - underframe joint. It put up quite a fight. At least it is
apart. I may try to gently remove the spots on the paint, but I
it will take whats underneath as well. Probably time for a bath in

I've come to the conclusion that Super Glue should only be sold to
professional modelers for assembling resin kits and other limited
As we know, it is not a cure-all for every detached component in the
universe. I spent two hours yesterday cleaning ACC residue out of cold
solder joints on a brass steamer so I could spend five minutes with the
resistance soldering unit to fix them the right way. Maddening.

Enough of my rant. Thanks again for your help.

Best regards, Rob Adams

It sounds like you already know this, but I'll state it again, just on
the off chance some member of this list doesn't know - - Don't EVER
solder (either torch or resistance) anywhere near ACC. The vapors are
really nasty. My one learning experience left me with a cough that
took about three weeks to stop.

Walter M. Clark
Time stopped in November 1941
Riverside, California
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