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Offline applor  
#1 Posted : 19 June 2004 04:48:54(UTC)
applor

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Hey everyone,

I've got 2 bottles of glue for plastik modelling, one new and one I've had for a while, and they're both clogged or something.
I'm just wondering what I can do to clean out the nozzles. They are too thin for a needle to fit through.
I tried soaking them in methylated spirits, to no avail.
How can I clean them out? My old one was working at one stage but they clog so easily even if I put the cap on right after use. I bought a new one hoping it would work but it was clogged when I got it!
So very frustrated, help please.
modelling 1954 Germany (era IIIa)
Offline franciscohg  
#2 Posted : 19 June 2004 05:37:49(UTC)
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Perhaps just let the little Gremlins to workbiggrin
I bought sometime ago a bottle of Revell glue, it arrived clogged to my place too, i put it away, sometime later i was decided to make it work, and OH surprise, it worked perfectly, what happen, i don't now.
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Offline jorge_vilarrubi  
#3 Posted : 19 June 2004 05:47:28(UTC)
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Use heat. I use my soldering tool for having the needle clean. Press the bottle gently while heating the nozzle so the air flows thru it. So simple.
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Offline rschaffr  
#4 Posted : 19 June 2004 08:08:25(UTC)
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I took one wire off a wire brush. Works great. Keep it taped to the bottle.

Added thought: I bought a bottle of Testors glue at a local train store. I really like the Faller Professional, but I was out and needed something. The Testors doesn't set as quickly as the Faller, but it comes with a cleaning wire that fits both types.
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Offline perz  
#5 Posted : 19 June 2004 13:35:40(UTC)
perz

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I use one leg of a 1N4148 diode to clean the nozzle. Works well.
Offline David Dewar  
#6 Posted : 19 June 2004 13:48:13(UTC)
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Hi I use some thin fuse wire which works really well.
Clean the nozzle with a tissue after use and also keep the inside of the cap clean.
Faller is good and I use it all the the time.
David
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Offline Frostie  
#7 Posted : 19 June 2004 15:00:32(UTC)
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I use the Tamiya line of glues which come in a glass bottle. The glue comes with a glue brush attached to the lid and it is easy to control application and no problems compared to squeezing glue out of a nozzle. The glue comes in various curing types as well

I used to build 1/35 armor models and got tired of what you guys are talking about.
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Offline Webmaster  
#8 Posted : 20 June 2004 01:16:29(UTC)
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I pull the needle from the plastic bottle, hold with a pair of pliers, and then use a cigarette lighter to heat the whole needle so the glue residues burn away... After the needle cools down, I put it back. Works like a charm, and is also a sensible use of a lighter... My local dealer told me this tip, his main business is plastic models and everything around them...
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Offline applor  
#9 Posted : 20 June 2004 03:54:27(UTC)
applor

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thank you all for your imput
modelling 1954 Germany (era IIIa)
Offline franciscohg  
#10 Posted : 20 June 2004 04:19:49(UTC)
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Oh, with all these technic answers i feel a little dumb with my previous semifunny post[:p]
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Offline john black  
#11 Posted : 25 June 2004 21:07:43(UTC)
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Hi Francisco, all:

Don't feel dumb, it's perfectly ok - like my little Gremlins, too [:p], they're sooo helpful, sometimes

John
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