Will Purple Power affect model glue?

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anduril
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Will Purple Power affect model glue?

Post by anduril » Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:15 pm

I'm working on the 1/537 Reliant at the moment. However, I'm not happy with the paint job I've put down. I've done research into paint removers for enamel paint and decided that Purple Power will be what I use. My question is, will it harm the glue? I've used Tenax 7R by the way.

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Re: Will Purple Power affect model glue?

Post by zysurge » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:33 am

No personal experience, but it shouldn't. Tenax (and similar) work by melting the plastic together. When done properly, the two pieces essentially become one. So, the glue is not holding it together, the plastic is.

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Re: Will Purple Power affect model glue?

Post by Rocketeer » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:35 pm

Zysurge is right.

However, PP will remove lacquer-based putties (Squadron white, auto body spot putty). And sometimes PP will affect superglue joints.

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Re: Will Purple Power affect model glue?

Post by anduril » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:51 pm

Thanks for the replies. It's been very helpful.

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