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Old 07-25-2004, 07:16 PM
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Does acetone or debonder work on balsa to balsa guled up parts? I have ca'd my leading edge on to the ribs a little crooked!
Old 07-25-2004, 09:22 PM
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Default RE: CA Debonding balsa?

Yes, debonder will work.

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Old 07-25-2004, 09:30 PM
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Debonder will work, but I would use something other than CA in the area that saw the debonder. In the past, I have used epoxy after ensuring that the wood is dry.
Old 07-25-2004, 10:08 PM
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Apply debonder to a few of the rib joints and let it sit. It will slowly soften the joints. Carefully work a very sharp blade into the joint as far as the softened adhesive will allow. Repeat the debonder application as needed and use the knife again. Then move on to the next group of ribs. When done you can apply some more debonder and use a razor blade to scrape off remaining adhesive.
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Default RE: CA Debonding balsa?

As was mentioned by cknaack, I would use a different glue after the wood has dried. I have had excellent results with "Tite Bond" wood glue. Holds quite well and is lighter than epoxy.
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Default RE: CA Debonding balsa?

Hi!
Better than debonder is pure nitro! As I blend my own fuel I usually by 5-10 liter of nitro each time
Debonder is expensive and not as effective as pure nitro for removing Ca glue.
Belive me ...I have had Ca glue on my clothes several times and those of you who had made the same mistake will know what a problem that is to remove....with pure nitro it's easy to fix.
Nitro also removes Ca glue from plastic coverings without a problem.

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Old 11-13-2021, 07:02 AM
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Where do you buy nitro

Originally Posted by jaka View Post
Hi!
Better than debonder is pure nitro! As I blend my own fuel I usually by 5-10 liter of nitro each time
Debonder is expensive and not as effective as pure nitro for removing Ca glue.
Belive me ...I have had Ca glue on my clothes several times and those of you who had made the same mistake will know what a problem that is to remove....with pure nitro it's easy to fix.
Nitro also removes Ca glue from plastic coverings without a problem.

Regards!
Jan K
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Old 11-13-2021, 10:06 AM
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+1 to what Jaka recommends. I have a quart of nitro on my workbench. Over a 40 year period, I've found nothing better. I got mine from Randy Rich of Ritche's Brew fuel. Model fuel manufacturers, and speed shops that cater to top fuel dragsters should be able to supply it.
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Hi!
I bought (several years ago since last time) nitro from a friend involved in drag racing.

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