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Hey guys,

this is my first post here and I've been reading you for a while now... But this time a I have problem that I can't solve alone...
I have a Leman Russ which is barely painted but which received some "scorched grass" with a unknown glue to make a kind of "camo". Don't ask me why, it wasn't mine but now I wanted to repaint it... I've tried acetone, hot water but it didn't worked...

Can somebody tell me that it is still possible to dissolve that glue to be able to paint it again ?
Guys please...
   
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Wrathful Warlord Titan Commander






London

Superglue can be dissolved with acetone-free nail-varnish remover. Make sure it's acetone free and use it sparingly, as even this stuff can damage the plastic.

   
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Loyal Necron Lychguard






Palm Beach, FL

If you think it's superglue, use debonder:



Many companies sell it and it will always be this sea green color.
   
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UK - Warwickshire

If its superglue, pop the model into the freezer, and go through cycles of cooling and warming, superglue will get brittle and be chipped away real easy.
If its pva, peel it off,
If its plastic glue, your screwed ; sand it back down to smooth is prob the best option there.

I find most stripping methods remove pva, and acrylic based adhesives, and also debonds Citadel 'plastic glue' (citadel plastic glue is garbage and I cant describe ti as actual poly cement as it does not 'weld' the surfaces together like it should.).

You tryed acetone on it? surely its plastic? and is ruined by now anyway? acetone should never go near any plastic models... itle eat them up in seconds.

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First, thank you for your answers

Yes it's plastic but I didn't let it in acetone, I applied a little with a toothbrush to see if it worked... What about the debonder, should I let the tank with a lot of it a few hours or what ?

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Fighter Ace






Denver, CO

I say forget all that! Cover the entire model with grass! Then put a camo net over it, then tufts. When people ask what it is act like you can't see it cuz it's so sneaky.

On a more serious note, most debonders will tell you how long you should leave them on, and it's always a good idea to do a test spot before you do the whole thing. It's a lot easier to fix one busted spot than a whole tank. Lacking that the best option I've found when I have stuff stuck on my figs that I can't seem to get off is to simply bite the bullet and file it off. It may suck, but you can either level it off flat or work some of the damage you do into damage for the tank itself.

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Ok thank you guys

But what about Detol, brake fluids or simple green ? It's no big deal if the plastic is a bit damaged, i'll give it to a renegade friend... I just want that camo to go away...
   
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Fighter Ace






Denver, CO

Simple Green or Awesome, might work, I've never tried them to specifically remove glued on stuff though, just paint.

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Yeah, I heard about that LA's totally awesome but it seems impossible to have it here in Europe... But yeah, that was my first idea, to let the tank in the product for a few hours and then to take it off with a toothbrush...
   
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I think fairy power spray in the UK works. but first for the love of da empara show us a picture of this fuzzy russ.


 Unit1126PLL wrote:
 Scott-S6 wrote:
And yet another thread is hijacked for Unit to ask for the same advice, receive the same answers and make the same excuses.

Oh my god I'm becoming martel.
Send help!

 
   
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Sorry for the late guys but finally here are the pics of the tank... As you see, it's impossible to get the scorched grass off with a hobby knive or something like that... So what I need is really a chemical able to
make the glue dissolve...

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Made in us
Legendary Master of the Chapter






Oh gosh that poor thing.

Iv heard that Detrol works over in the UK, as well as fairy power spray(whatever that is) and brake fluid (3dot?) it will get the paint and it also works on "Super Glue"

I want to say Super glue was used as it appears to be glued on top of the paint. so one of those might work.

If that comes short you may need to sand and scrape it off with a hobby knife and a sanding stick.

 Unit1126PLL wrote:
 Scott-S6 wrote:
And yet another thread is hijacked for Unit to ask for the same advice, receive the same answers and make the same excuses.

Oh my god I'm becoming martel.
Send help!

 
   
Made in us
Fighter Ace






Denver, CO

Dear God! Yea, definitely gonna have to scrape that clean IMO. Or just turn it into a burgle tank, or terrain. Although, ...... You could cut up a bunch of plasticard for the hairy areas that big, river them, glue that on and voila extra armor. Then just scrape away the tiny bits. That's my crazy idea though.

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Ok thanks guys, I'll try dethol so and as you said, I'll try to recover what I can't take off with plasticards or green stuff...

Thank you for your help :-)
   
 
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