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Friends,

Did you have any suggestion about how I can remove the plastic "canopy" and the headlight from the Exoto Cobra Daytona hood ?

I received a complete front hood (a gift from one of the members from our
"brotherhood") , and now I want to remove those parts to fix it in my white
Cobra Daytona, that was bought without those parts.

The pics are from my white Daytona, showing the empty front headlight space, and another from a blue car, with the parts fixed.

It seems that Exoto used a very hard glue to fix it, and I'm afraid to cause some dammage to the plastic if I try to remove it.

Maybe with hot water... :giggle

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I have no clue how Exoto puts these together, but the glue must be some strong stuff. And since it's a clear part, it's very hard to remove glue without clouding the plastic...

Hmm... hot water probably won't work, as glue won't melt in that medium, you'll just end up melting some plastic if u used really hot (i.e. boiling) water. Let me think about this for a while...
 

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the best (and probably not good at all, in an absolute sense) idea I can come up with is to use a sharp knife, and try to cut the piece out. Yes that sounds stupid/retarded, but I really can't think of any chemical that melts the glue, and NOT stain the clear plastic/paint on the car.
 

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The sharp knife makes sense. First you got to find the place with the least resistance and work the knife through and go one mm at a time. With a sharp knife, you got to have a whole lot of patience and a really cool and quiet place to work this out. No thrash metal playing in the background please.
 

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Good idea, GUNDAM.
I believe that this is the way to follow.
I will think about it, about this knife or another sharp equipment.
Tks to you too,Winston.
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You are right about the strong glue. I bought a Standox-painted 935 once, and thought I could take it apart and make a custom out of it. No Bloody Chance!

Be real careful using that knife, put the part down on a very stable platform. The glue is strong, but when it begins to fail, it will fail dramatically.

Good Luck!

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