Idea to remove the glue

Discussion in 'Tools of the Trade' started by Manuela Olivares, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. Hello to everyone! :inmew:

    Please I need some help from you. In one day I saw a forum of paper models (can't remember where wall1), a topic that talked about an idea to remove the glue from blades and tweezers.

    I think it was a cork stand where you could stab the blade or tweezers and then stayed clean. But I can't find the topic and I need to know about this. Any idea?
  2. ekuth

    ekuth Guest

    Well, the cork stand sounds interesting; can't say that I've tried it, however.

    I generally just use an old, dull blade to scrape any dried glue off. You can also try soaking in warm water for a few hours, provided you use white glue. :thumb:
  3. bulldogowner

    bulldogowner Destroyer of Spam Moderator

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    I've never tried the cork stand either, but I can recommend a product called un-du adhesive remover...sometimes called goo-be-gone. It removes sticky residue and glue from just about anything...just be careful and use in a well ventilated area...otherwise lights give off a very interesting glow.....
  4. Retired_for_now

    Retired_for_now New Guy

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    I just scrape glue off of tweezers with a chisel edged tool or let if flake off of blades when I run them through a carbide sharpener or steel honing wheels.

    Yogi
  5. Elliott

    Elliott Senior Member

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    Take a look at this link here.
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    Elliott Senior Member

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    Look at the 2nd picture from the bottom. Is this what you were talking about Manuela?
  7. Jef

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    For cleaning i use alcohol or benzine for lighter :thumb:
  8. Claus

    Claus New Member

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    Hi!

    Aceton or nail polish remover. Both work fine and even remove cyanoacrylate (super glue) and acrylic paint.

    Regards,
    Claus
  9. voltron5

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    Same as Ekuth I generally used to use my cutting blade to scrape glue off tweezers and other tools before I change the blade. When I build anymore though I keep a small glass of hot water next to me and a papertowel to clean off every tool after use, such as knives if I get anything on them or a fine tip paintbrush which I use to apply glue with or edge coloring. The cork thing sounds like a good idea although it would have to be fairly large to prevent it from tipping if you plan on storing knives and such in it.

    Welcome to the forums:thumb:
  10. el Leon

    el Leon New Member

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    Pitchwood is used for cleaning twezers, tools, shafts & pins etc.
    Is a wood soft than the cork.
    Lalo..:wave:

    pd: Pitwood stand for cleaning blades and other tools