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  1. Jigglenomicon's Avatar
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    Apr 16, 2014, 7:27 PM - I am such a dimwit #1

    I cut out the visor area on my helmet today and glued in the visor with hot glue.
    Later i had a fit and decided to take out the visor to work more on the gap between the visor and mandible.
    Anyway i pulled out the visor and in the process cracked it and made a hairline fracture in the upper mandible of the helmet (nothing major but i have to order a new visor)

    Long story short, anyone know a good method of removing dried hot glue from inside the helmet ?

    It is a Asok budget cc and i wouldn't want to treat the glue with something that could damage it even further.
  2. High Speed Low Drag Fett 4 Real's Avatar
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    Apr 16, 2014, 7:55 PM - Re: I am such a dimwit #2

    Use a razor blade...or a scribe and pick it off...
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    Apr 16, 2014, 8:20 PM - Re: I am such a dimwit #3

    Isopropyl alcohol will make hot glue pop right off. At least it does for me. I was in a similar situation and tried a few solvents with no luck, but the alcohol made it come right off. Put some on a q-tip or a cotton ball and just hold it on the glue for a few seconds.
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    Apr 16, 2014, 8:53 PM - Re: I am such a dimwit #4

    Thanks for the suggestions guys!
    Now i just need to get that glue removed and sand down the lip/edge of the mandibles, the lid i got is really wobbly inside.
  5. Apr 17, 2014, 10:58 AM - Re: I am such a dimwit #5

    use a hair dryer to heat the hot glue up a little,it'll peel right off then.

    is your lid painted yet ? you might want to drill a small hole right through your helmet each end of the crack. This will stop it spreading. Small bit of filler in the holes and a little sanding,then you should be good.
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    Apr 17, 2014, 9:09 PM - Re: I am such a dimwit #6

    Quote full metal fett said: View Post
    use a hair dryer to heat the hot glue up a little,it'll peel right off then.

    is your lid painted yet ? you might want to drill a small hole right through your helmet each end of the crack. This will stop it spreading. Small bit of filler in the holes and a little sanding,then you should be good.
    ^^^What He Said!^^^
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    Apr 26, 2014, 1:54 PM - Re: I am such a dimwit #7

    I went with a combination of Hot air and Isopropyl both where very useful!

    As for the hairline crack, i sanded it down and applied some Plastic model putty.

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