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Old 01-20-2007, 11:03 AM
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I'm removing the inexpensive covering (stickyback) from and trainer wing and taking out the dihedral and turing it into a float plane. Will acetone work? Seems like someone told me once but I forgot. Thanks for any suggestions.
Old 01-20-2007, 11:40 AM
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Default RE: what removes residue from balsa

Acetone, works and so does naptha (lighter fluid).
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Default RE: what removes residue from balsa

Thanks TLH, right after I posted this I saws just below where someone had already asked the same question, but he didn't get the lighter fluid answer just the acetone. I'll try the acetone to see how it works.
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Rember aceatone stay in your body.Use gloves.Her is Some Info About Acetone Form The OSHA Web Site.

http://www.osha.gov/dts/chemicalsamp...CH_216600.html

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Default RE: what removes residue from balsa

One thing, acetone is also the solven for CA glues. As long as you dont soak the wood, IE submerge it in a tub of aceton, lol, the glue is not affected if you are just giving the wood a quick wipe with a damp rag. I recently glued a some parts together backwards and successfully soaked the balsa to release the glue completely. I also use it to remove extra glue as in when I edge glue sheeting. A wet rag will remove unwanted glue form the surface making sanding easy.

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Acetone, then a match. Voila, no residue....[8D]

(Oh-oh, that should wake up the fun police!)
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Default RE: what removes residue from balsa

If you use acetone, you also need to remember that it is very flammable. You must make sure that you are no where near a flame or pilot light. Might want to consider working outside. Good Luck, Dave
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Default RE: what removes residue from balsa

Another good way is HOT water and a few scoops of washing powder in a bucket. Soak the fuse or wing in it for a while then rinse. Just don't have it in direct sunlight when drying.

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