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Old 03-02-2007, 05:47 PM
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I accidentally spilled some CA onto the covering (Ultracote) of a model I was working on. I got most of it up, but some of it had dried. Is there anything that I can use to remove it without damaging the covering under and around it?
Old 03-02-2007, 06:16 PM
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G'day Mate,
Mix a small amount of acetone, with some toothpaste, & start rubbing gently, the toothpaste is a very fine abrasive, it will remove the CA without damage.
May be best to test the mixture on a part that can't be seen to make sure no damage is done to the covering.
Old 03-02-2007, 07:34 PM
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Acetone. So in other words nail polish remover. I might actually have that on hand.
Old 03-02-2007, 07:45 PM
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I just used CA de-bonder. it works great after installing CA hinges when you get all the haze around the hinge. It also works well on spills. I haven't noticed any adverse effects to the covering either
Old 03-02-2007, 08:43 PM
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Acetone or nail polish remover will both work.
Old 03-02-2007, 09:55 PM
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In the future, it's best to resist reflex reaction by not trying to wipe off immediately and smear a larger area. Once the stream or dot has dried, take a sharp curved blade pocket knife and chip the glue off the covering. Make short little chipping actions at the glue and it will pop right off in sections. Don't try with an Exacto #11 blade or you'll end up with several slits in the covering. This works best on the high gloss film where the Ca doesn't have much to stick to unlike the matte finish film.
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CA debonder works on nearly anything including epoxy.
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This is what I was worried about. According to Tower Hobbies...
CAUTION: Debonder will attack most types of paints, decals, and
adhesives. Test on a small area first to insure compatibility.
I guess I'll try the debonder.
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Acetone or debonder will work on iron on coverings, no damage at all.

You can buy a quart of acetone for $5 at the hardware store.

A tiny bottle of debonder is $3 at least, I think there the same thing

At least they work the same. I get the acetone & save $$
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ORIGINAL: submikester

CA debonder works on nearly anything including epoxy.
Nothing desolves epoxy except heat.

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