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Old 02-09-2005, 04:50 PM   #16
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CA eats lexan. so im guessing the heatshirnk isnt lexan but close to it. dont use ca on hard plastics.
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Old 02-10-2005, 12:13 PM   #17
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Just curious, How exactly do you polish glue on your chassis
I didnīt polish the glue itself, but the chassis where the white shade was on. It happened while I was sealing the edges of the chassis with CA. Use a high quality automotive polish people use to polish the bonnet and roof of their īrealīcars.
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Old 02-10-2005, 12:33 PM   #18
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Default Re: Battery Building Question

Originally posted by M.J
Hey guys

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.
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Old 02-10-2005, 05:21 PM   #19
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i had the same problem get some cotton sabs or cottom ear cleaners and rub the batts were its white if that dont work

get some eye curler brush thingmegigo and wipe them it all worked for me
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