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Gorilla glue overspill-what to do?

Old 11-26-2012, 03:30 PM
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Default Gorilla glue overspill-what to do?

I got a little over zealous with the gorrilla glue when repairing my Skytrainer. The glue worked its way into my steerable nosegear locking it into position. I am looking for some way to remove or loosen the glue without damaging my nose gear. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:25 PM
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I'm afraid that any thing that would dissolve the Gorilla glue will also dissolve any other plastic or foam structure in the vicinity. About the only solution is to mechanically clean it out with tweezers, forceps, knives or whatever. If it is possible to completely remove the nose gear assembly, then you could immerse it in acetone (or maybe gasoline as that will dissolve some foams) to remove the bulk of the glue. However, you will still wind up with a sticky film on the remaining parts that will have to be laboriously scrubbed off.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:02 PM
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As far as I know nothing but force removes dry Gorilla Glue.
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:30 PM
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Remove the landing gear and wheel, and use a propane torch to burn away the glue, FIRE GOOD Ok Just Kidding

try using a soldering iron to heat up the old glue with to get it soft and remove it when it gets hot and soft.



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Old 11-26-2012, 08:20 PM
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Is this where I pop in and recommend explosives?
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by CHELLIE View Post
try using a soldering iron to heat up the old glue with to get it soft and remove it when it gets hot and soft.
I like this idea...
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:04 PM
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Make it a taildragger...............
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:54 PM
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Problem solved! I used my heat gun to soften it up a bit. Then used a hobby knife to cut a scrape away enough glue to free the mechanism. Thanks for the suggestions. Except the one about explosives
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:18 PM
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Thanks for letting us know what worked - learn something every day. --- lol
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:38 AM
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The foam-up Gorilla is a PINA Spilled some on my tires and it's a bear to get off.

I prefer Beacons Foam Tac and/ or 5 min epoxy for most things. For foamie profiles I use hot glue and to repair detached ailerons I use welders.

Throw the Gorilla in the bin !
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