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PostSubject: Removing glue from figures?   Removing glue from figures? I_icon_minitimeWed Feb 17, 2010 5:52 pm

Got a few minties that I have had for a while that the original owner removed from the packaging and
put on display, only thing is he glued the guns in their hands, I still have two of these figures as they
were so mint , they have a slight yellow/brown glue residue on the gun hand and I wanted to know
if there was any product I could use to get it off without damaging the paint?
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PostSubject: Re: Removing glue from figures?   Removing glue from figures? I_icon_minitimeWed Feb 17, 2010 5:59 pm

Try a little nail polish remover?!?!?!

That worked for my parents back in the day when I was breaking my toys!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Removing glue from figures?   Removing glue from figures? I_icon_minitimeWed Feb 17, 2010 6:00 pm

Glue is best removed when its warm, should wipe off, maybe warm water Joe?

Or try Ednas recipe ...

Chop finely and boil for 90mins then bring to a simmer pirat
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PostSubject: Re: Removing glue from figures?   Removing glue from figures? I_icon_minitimeWed Feb 17, 2010 6:08 pm

Ill give the warm water a try Rob as it seems the safest!

Funny thing is the gun was missing when I bought it so it must have been shit glue! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Removing glue from figures?   Removing glue from figures? I_icon_minitimeWed Feb 17, 2010 6:19 pm

I only use a light glue on my repro cards, less mess on the cardback when ya have to rip yer Ledy Fett out Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Removing glue from figures?   Removing glue from figures? I_icon_minitimeWed Feb 17, 2010 6:27 pm

@The Admiral wrote:
I only use a light glue on my repro cards, less mess on the cardback when ya have to rip yer Ledy Fett out Rolling Eyes

For the greater good that was Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Removing glue from figures?   Removing glue from figures? I_icon_minitimeWed Feb 17, 2010 6:28 pm

Yeh i missed him anyway, looked like he needed air and a hug Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Removing glue from figures?   Removing glue from figures? I_icon_minitimeWed Feb 17, 2010 6:31 pm

Haha! Was worth it though Rob! Amazing collection of fetts! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Removing glue from figures?   Removing glue from figures? I_icon_minitimeWed Feb 17, 2010 6:35 pm

I was sure i had more mind, ill have to hunt around on my days off, should have another Ledy Fett arrive by then
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PostSubject: Re: Removing glue from figures?   Removing glue from figures? I_icon_minitimeSun Feb 28, 2010 4:03 pm

Boiling water and soap did no good, I had to scrape a bit off with a knife but don't want to damage it much so will try the nail varnish remover if I can find some in my wifes cabinet of lotions and potions!
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PostSubject: Re: Removing glue from figures?   Removing glue from figures? I_icon_minitimeSun Feb 28, 2010 4:25 pm

@Joe_O wrote:
Boiling water and soap did no good, I had to scrape a bit off with a knife but don't want to damage it much so will try the nail varnish remover if I can find some in my wifes cabinet of lotions and potions!

Be very careful on any areas with paint. I believe it would take it clear off. I also remember something about it damaging plastic in the long run. I'll see if I can find some more info for sure on that.
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PostSubject: Re: Removing glue from figures?   Removing glue from figures? I_icon_minitimeSun Feb 28, 2010 4:28 pm

Looks like I might just stick with the glue then lol

Damn, there must be something that works, I have no idea what kind of glue it is but it doesn't want to budge!
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PostSubject: Re: Removing glue from figures?   Removing glue from figures? I_icon_minitimeSun Feb 28, 2010 4:30 pm

Here is where I read it

The post by shadowstitch.

See those robots are good for something. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Removing glue from figures?   Removing glue from figures? I_icon_minitimeSun Feb 28, 2010 4:54 pm

Thanks Shawn, glad I tried soap and water first Laughing I don't hate robots I just know you should sell some haha

Any other ideas then guys? I will take a long read on that thread I noticed a few suggestions further down.
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PostSubject: Re: Removing glue from figures?   Removing glue from figures? I_icon_minitimeSun Feb 28, 2010 5:01 pm

@Joe_O wrote:
Thanks Shawn, glad I tried soap and water first Laughing I don't hate robots I just know you should sell some haha

Any other ideas then guys? I will take a long read on that thread I noticed a few suggestions further down.

Just be careful as that thread they are purposely trying to remove some paint from a figure. As far as the glue I'm not sure. I still have that bottle of goo gone that I need to send you. I don't know if that would work in a case like this or not.
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PostSubject: Re: Removing glue from figures?   Removing glue from figures? I_icon_minitimeSun Feb 28, 2010 5:04 pm

Forgot about that actually ! I might leave it then to see if it works, I am due for a "care" package from you soon Cool
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