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Offline Hammers

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Hot glue solvent?
« on: January 24, 2010, 11:04:35 AM »
I always glue my miniatures to a plastic wine cork with hot glue, like so...



..to get a good hold when I paint them. The bond between cork and base has always been firm enough to last for a certain amount of manhandling and soft enough for a stout blade to part when the mini is done. However, I got a new bag of what I thought was generic glue sticks some time ago and the bond these create are just a bastard to cut apart. With the amount of force I need to apply I am bound to ruin a miniature some day.

Does anyone know of a way to dissolve hot glue bar using heat, which obviously would ruin the paint job to?

Offline Silent Invader

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Re: Hot glue solvent?
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2010, 11:35:34 AM »
I can't answer your question but I do do something similar with bostik.  A small dab provides a strong bond which will part with a knife.  The residue then scrapes away (and if necessary, the tiniest of remnants can be lifted with careful application of nail varnish remover).
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Re: Hot glue solvent?
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2010, 04:13:05 PM »
Try propanone

It reacts with a lot of different polys and your hot glue may well be made from one of them

EDIT: I believe it's aceton in Swedish vardagsnamn
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Re: Hot glue solvent?
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2010, 08:46:16 PM »
Aceton, yes. I am sure it wont do though. Thanks all the same.

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Re: Hot glue solvent?
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2010, 08:49:17 PM »
Aceton, yes. I am sure it wont do though. Thanks all the same.

You could always try hot water...

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Re: Hot glue solvent?
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2010, 12:41:39 PM »
Blimey, I must be an amateur at this painting malarky; I just Blu-Tak my figures to a GW piantpot and it's h'away the lads!

« Last Edit: January 27, 2010, 12:47:45 PM by Hammers »
Dont!

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Re: Hot glue solvent?
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2010, 12:47:52 PM »
Blimey, I must be an amateur at this painting malarky; I just Blu-Tak my figures to a GW piantpot and it's h'away the lads!

How paltry a method! I mock you for it!

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Re: Hot glue solvent?
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2010, 12:55:04 PM »
I bow my head in shame.

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Re: Hot glue solvent?
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2010, 12:58:50 PM »
I use white tack - more civilised than blue. Mock me too but I never have to ask how to get the glue off mine :D
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Offline oxiana

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Re: Hot glue solvent?
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2010, 01:33:39 PM »
Old skool blu-tak for me too.

But if you really want to mock, sometimes I just hold the figures ... by the base:o

 

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