Originally posted by M.J
i am building some batteries at the moment and after the glue has dried there its a white shade all over the cells.
I have tried acetone to remove it but it still leaves a faint shade?
What do i use, turps??
What do you guys do
The problem is that you used "superglue" or cyanoacrylate on or near a clear plastic.
The white "fogging" effect is known as "crazing the plastic." This is when the gas from the curing superglue literally eats away at any nearby polymers. While the crazing effect only etches the surface, it does look ugly.
This is why scale modelers use white-glue or some other "safe" glue to attach car windshields and airplane canopys.
There is nothing you can do to remove the crazing besides sanding the cells plastic wrap with 2000 grit sand paper to make it semi-transparent again.
If it were me, I'd simply cut the cells out of the crappy shrinkwrap and rebuild with shoe-goo.