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    Default Anyone recognize this glue (and recommend a solvent that would remove it)?

    I purchased a lot of NGI Brass Santa Fe Hi-Level Chair 6-car set that were originally built from kits. http://www.spookshow.net/passenger/njichair.html

    Anyway, the glue has dried up and separated so I think the best course is to cut out the glue and reassemble them (I could try to just reglue but the old glue is kind of thick and has expanded to separate the kit pieces so ideally I should get the old glue out of there. However, the glue is pretty tough to remove from brass outer walls (bit easier from the plastic floor and roof/window insert. Thankfully there is none on the outside of the model so this is just a matter of getting a tight fit among pieces.

    So I was wondering -- does anyone recognize the glue and/or have ideas for a solvent that might break it down or remove it without damaging the brass or plastic window inserts??? Thanks in advance for any advice.

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    .... the bubbles make me think a contact cement.
    heptane will thin it if it is contact cement.
    the Goo tube is a similar product.

    if it is epoxy you will be scraping.

    I try acetone then lacquer thinner then heptane when I am trying to fix such problem assemblies.

    let us know how it goes?

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    I should have acetone but could not find it (maybe hidden in basement somewhere).

    I do not have Heptane but I do have Xylene -- would that work?

    I tried a bit of alcohol and it broke the adhesion to the brass (did not dissolve the glue or anything but made it easier to scrape off).

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    finger nail polish remover ...warm air kinda hot

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    Quote Originally Posted by sid View Post
    finger nail polish remover ...warm air kinda hot
    Ever since she was pregnant wife uses acetone-free nail polish remover -- not even sure what is in there...

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    Definitely Walthers Goo.

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    good ol gasoline will remove most anything ,BUT! it can eat some plastic stuff too and its very flammable. if last case you could try that on a junk car before any thing. ive had good luck with heat to but again it can damage plastic things. goo be gone or what ever its called might work.

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