Found a cool little site.

Discussion in 'General Card Modeling' started by Sarteret, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. Sarteret

    Sarteret New Member

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    I am constantly finding that i need to glue certain unusual objects together like paper and metal, or wood and cotton, cats to dogs, you know the usual. So I ran across this little website thought you might like it http://www.thistothat.com/.
    Sorry about not posting anything new but I am back and hope to stay.
  2. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Cool site! I remember your name. Hope to see more of you too, Welcome back! :)
  3. frap10

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    I've referenced that site a few times over the years it is very intuitive and handles many cases.

    Does anyone know of a good reference site like that concerning how to separate things you've glued together? I usually end up on google and getting conflicting info.

    Thanks, Dean
  4. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

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    Dean

    I'm far from being a chemist or a glue specialist, but a good start would be to know if the glue uses a substance for solvent. If it does, just use the same, and it will let go.
    The usual glues use water or alcohol as solvents, so if you use them, the pieces will separate. That's not much, I know, but it's a start.

    Rogério
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    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    That's correct. Most water-based glues are solvable with water. Other kinds of glue can be removed with grease or butter. So if you have glued your fingers together with CA glue by accident, use oil to separate them ;-) .This trick can be used to remove stickers and price tags from a surface or a blister packaging: Pull off the tag / sticker and then gently wipe off the residue with a soft cloth and some butter. [​IMG] But be careful: If the surface is unable to withstand the oil / butter, it will get a grease spot.
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    McGee Newbie

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    Hahahaha. WHEEEEW. I thought for so long that gluing cats to dogs was just my own closet thing. Glad to be in good company. I also discovered that the butter trick works well as revell-fan said. While that was not the intention when placing those same glued cats and dogs in a butter bath, i did find it out quite by accident. Im glsd that dogs just kerp loving you mostly unconditionally...that glue and butter stunt msy have over reached yhat.
    We 've not met as im new but its great to meet you now.
  7. frap10

    frap10 New Member

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    Thanks for the great tips!
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    Wow, I'm so glad I found this site. I'm learning so much it's fired up my interest in scratch building again.

    I've experimented with glue, spot putty, femo type stuff in my plastic model builds, but this is going to speed up my custom and scratch builds immensely.

    Thanks guys.