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Offline Feanor Fire Heart

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Any hobby tips on removing superglue?
« on: July 12, 2020, 03:06:51 PM »
I just got some old 3rd edition eldar banshee minis from ebay. They seem to be in great shape, but the holes for the pegs that keep the arms on are stuffed with old dried superglue (I think?). Any tips on removal? Would nail polish remover on the end of a toothpick be a good idea?

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Offline GamesPoet

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Re: Any hobby tips on removing superglue?
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2020, 03:41:08 PM »
Might depend on the type of glue.

Maybe a pin drill might work?  Sometimes I have old super glue on a figure that even just using a knife can work it taking it off.
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Offline Dihenydd

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Re: Any hobby tips on removing superglue?
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2020, 10:22:38 PM »
A bucket with Simple Green seems to work for almost anything.  I put some metal marines that were clogged with s.glue.  After a day I could easily pull them apart and the glue remnants were pliable enough to pull with tweezers when still wet.
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Offline JAK

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Re: Any hobby tips on removing superglue?
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2020, 07:10:31 PM »
Whatever you normally use to remove paint from metal figures should work, in my case household paint stripper, if it doesn’t remove it will soften it enough  to pull off or use a pin in the recesses.

Offline Michael W

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Re: Any hobby tips on removing superglue?
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2020, 03:14:46 AM »
I usually use a pin vise for that sort of thing - either it gets it all, or takes enough of a chunk that I can clear the rest out with a hobby knife.
I'm not saying that my thumbs survive every such operation unscathed, of course.   :dry:
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Offline Shadespyre

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Re: Any hobby tips on removing superglue?
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2020, 05:11:56 PM »
If you can get it, a chlorinated solvent will remove it very quickly.