Removing SuperGlue


#1

I think I may have made a bit of a mistake.
When attempting to fix the lasers in place to my v2.6 ROV, I used superglue to hold them in place as I was struggling to get a solid fix with Hot Glue.

The problem is that one of the lasers is fixed a bit too far forward and just rubs on the inside of the electronics tube.
It still fits (just), but it's marking the tube slightly if I change the angle of the camera. It will also presumably be adding a lot of resistance to the servo.
I've already stripped the gears of the standard servo and have upgraded to a metal gear version. I assume it's the laser that caused it.

So, what I need to do is remove the superglue, or loosen it enough so that I can move the laser.
I've tried cotton buds with nail polish remover (acetone), but so far it hasn't helped.

Does anyone have any better ideas for removing superglue, or should I just stick with the nail polish remover?

Thank you

Steve


#2

If you can't remove the glue, and if it almost has enough room, try filing the edge of the laser. You can probably take off close to 1 mm. If you file too much though you can interfere with the lens focus. i know cause that is what happened to me. heh

It is pretty quick work to file since the edge is the part rubbing and it is narrow. :D


#3

I remember using CA Glue Debonder back in my model airplane days. Not certain how well it would work for you but it's worth a shot. Should be available at any good hobby shop. Here's a link to one brand, there are others

http://www.caglue.com/US-1-bSuper-Solvent-2ozb-debonder-for-CA-glue-will-remove-super-glue_p_35.html