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Hello there.........Hot Glue!

Hey there guys,

Finally, ( let me repeat that again ), FINALLY, I have made my entry to the LMR HOT GLUE CLUB !! (Really? Is there one? :D)

Long story. Many places were searched and explored in Kathmandu. Many shops and mini-markets, hunted down, and from one, out comes an LMRian's favourite weapon!

Below is where I found it. It's a place called Asan, a busy street market area. Pretty much an offline real world e-bay for me ! ( cheap stuff )

 

Best way to remove hot glue?

Yikes ! It's hapenned and I'm sure it must have happened to you - some time or another.I was just finished hot gluing my 2 servos and front ping sensor- just to find i've glued them the wrong way.(Pulling hairs out of my head right now).Now my acrylic chassis is full of that white,glossy,gluely stuff i'm trying to rip off with my nails(And its not a fast way - also prone to leaving scratches on acrylic).I want it all removed- sans any marks on the acrylic.Is there a easy, fast or effective way?

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Epoxy, the hobbyist's hot glue

I agree hot glue is much easier to use and is a good way to get started.  At some point you should consider moving on to epoxy.  The most common type of epoxy that you will use is a 2 part epoxy consisting of a resin and a hardener.  When separate they remain in liquid form.  When you mix the two a reaction occurs and after a little while (times vary depending on what type of epoxy you use) solidifies into a rock hard bond.  Epoxy is fairly cheap (I've found it at "Everything's a Dollar Stores" often) and even the cheap stuff with 5 minute drying times holds up much better th