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#1 OFFLINE   Diecast Fan

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Posted 28 June 2016 - 08:57 AM

Is there a way to remove superglue from paint without damaging that area?  Thank you!
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Posted 28 June 2016 - 09:12 AM

Kinda of, depends how much has leaked on. You would need a car wax. If the area is kinda tricky to get to use cotton swabs soaked in a wax and use some toothpick as well to try and "scratch" the glue off. It will take some time but should work if it's not too much glue. I managed to get superglue off this way mutliple times

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Posted 28 June 2016 - 09:12 AM

We'd need to see pics. It's pretty unlikely though... although having said that I've got it off of windows before & made them nice & clear afterwards.

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Posted 28 June 2016 - 10:24 AM

I've used the car wax method myself... it can be done if the glue spot isn't too large.

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Posted 28 June 2016 - 11:33 AM

Here are the two areas that have superglue.  I had to use flash (otherwise the superglue wouldn't even be visible in the photos), so it actually doesn't look quite this bad in real life.
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Posted 28 June 2016 - 02:17 PM

This can be 100% removed without any paint damage. Car wax + cotton swabs along with some toothpicks to scrape the glue off

It will take some time and rubbing tho, just keep doing it until it's gone

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Posted 28 June 2016 - 07:11 PM

Try to rub it down with compound. Tamiya Compound works fine for me. But be careful not to rub too hard at edges. :twocents:

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Posted 28 June 2016 - 08:13 PM

What about acetone?

Better known as nail polish remover
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Posted 28 June 2016 - 11:46 PM

View PostStratosWRC, on 28 June 2016 - 08:13 PM, said:

What about acetone?

Better known as nail polish remover

Acetone does nothing. I had to do this last week on my CSL
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Posted 29 June 2016 - 04:28 AM

I tried nail polish remover on the gloss paint but it didn't work, however i was able to remove super glue from my iphone screen with the nail polish remover.

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Posted 29 June 2016 - 05:59 AM

These are the reasons i flat out refuse to use SG on any of my models now. Cant remember who mentioned it, But I now use this.





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Posted 29 June 2016 - 08:48 AM

I bought some of that when I saw it recommended on here, it's great! I've used it a few times now & haven't had any problems at all. I even re-stuck a window on a pesky OttO model :yahoo:

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Posted 29 June 2016 - 10:39 AM

You guys get all the fun stuff!!! :gaah:    All we get is the testors glue.....which is as close to superglue as it gets. Even tamiya is hard to find at stores these days.....

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Posted 29 June 2016 - 07:34 PM

I also use contacta clear takes longer to dry or garden but it's very good stuff...

Glad my tip is helping others too :-)

Craig, im glad you got the Otto window fixed too, there a pain when there wonky
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Posted 30 June 2016 - 06:53 AM

View Postwrx_triggerhappy, on 29 June 2016 - 10:39 AM, said:

You guys get all the fun stuff!!! :gaah:    All we get is the testors glue.....which is as close to superglue as it gets. Even tamiya is hard to find at stores these days.....
you can order it on eBay.

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Posted 30 June 2016 - 06:28 PM

Just picked one up on Ebay myself. Thanks for the tip guys.

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Posted 04 July 2016 - 01:52 PM

Thank you everyone for all the advice!  I will see what I can do.
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Posted 13 July 2016 - 03:44 AM

How did you get on ? Have you tried it yet ?

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Posted 13 July 2016 - 04:57 PM

View PostCraig, on 13 July 2016 - 03:44 AM, said:

How did you get on ? Have you tried it yet ?
I haven't gotten around to doing it haha.  Been pretty busy.
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Posted 05 May 2017 - 12:14 PM

I just posted a topic with a similar issue.

Anybody know if the car wax method will work with my glue blob issue on my new 1/12 Kyosho Laferrari?

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 12:45 PM

You can try to pick it off, by hand. But you'd probably need a blunt screw driver to 'chip away' at it (you would have to be super careful) To be honest though, I'd try to return it. It should not be like that.

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 04:35 AM

It won't work on that carbon fiber decal..the wax would remove the decal long before the glue... but maybe you can just cover that spot with a new decal?

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 12:47 PM

View Postlittlerockshhd, on 11 May 2017 - 04:35 AM, said:

It won't work on that carbon fiber decal..the wax would remove the decal long before the glue... but maybe you can just cover that spot with a new decal?

I thought of trying that but where would I get an exact matching carbon fibre decal.



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