Removing hot glue.

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Removing hot glue.

Post by tk1440 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:42 pm

I am about to replace my vader "orange" lens for the "smoke" ones and my question is how do
you remove the existing glue with out damaging the inside of the helmet. :D

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Re: Removing hot glue.

Post by Crimson » Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:44 pm

If it's hot glue, it can be peeled off, although it may take paint with it. Another option is to use your glue gun to heat up and soften the glue and then slowly remove it that way.

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Re: Removing hot glue.

Post by tk1440 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:52 pm

Thanks for the tip :thumbs:

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Re: Removing hot glue.

Post by Silverfox » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:19 pm

If it's hot glue, soften it up with a hair dryer first (if it's not too late now). You'll cut down on the chance of pulling off paint
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Re: Removing hot glue.

Post by tk1440 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:42 pm

Got the old glue off and put in the new lense in took about 30 minute to do it (thought about the hair dryer
but went with the first post) lucky for me the glue was inside the helmet :D I let the bottom of the lenses unglued
to let some ventilation in so they don't fog up :thumbs:
Thanks again for the advice guys.

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Re: Removing hot glue.

Post by TD866 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:44 am

Use an ice cube it will shrink the clue on plastic or other hard parts. Hot water works ok for fabrics but its like gum and becomes entangled in the fibers of the fabric so I would use both hot and cold with fabrics.

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Re: Removing hot glue.

Post by DeafTrooper » Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:54 pm

when you do your new lens, try glueing in with e-6000 glue. it's a lot easier to remove. basically like rubber cement, only stronger. bought some @ joann fabrics for $5 a tube. been using it a lot on my clone build.
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Re: Removing hot glue.

Post by tk1440 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:55 pm

The glue stick that came with my glue gun is MG12 all purpose clear.
I will keep the JoAnn idea in mind thanks :thumbs:

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Re: Removing hot glue.

Post by DeafTrooper » Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:38 pm

no prob! and if you screw something up, all you have to do is wait about 15 minutes for it to dry a little bit and just pull the glue off.
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