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Old 04-14-2006, 06:08 PM   #1
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CALLING OCD Brett

I'm not sure if you are familiar with the roundells that go on BMs but there are two prongs on the roundell that go into two holes so they are held in place.

I bought different roundells and they didn't fit in good enough (i thought they were going to fly off when driving). Soooo I SUPER GLUED them in. god that was dumb.

Whats the best way to get'em out???
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Old 04-14-2006, 07:49 PM   #2
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Heat it up....soap and water, floss.

Or if you can get super glue remover in there....

It'll take a lot of work and patience...

have at it.
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Old 04-15-2006, 03:05 AM   #3
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Why is super glue removal Brett's expertise
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yet another reason i love silicon glue. strong enough to hold but caqn be taken off with a lil rub of the fingers.
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I'm not sure if you are familiar with the roundells that go on BMs but there are two prongs on the roundell that go into two holes so they are held in place.

I bought different roundells and they didn't fit in good enough (i thought they were going to fly off when driving). Soooo I SUPER GLUED them in. god that was dumb.

Whats the best way to get'em out???
I hate to say it but Acetone is the most commonly used solvent for removal of Cyanoacrylates. These glues were not called super for nothing. I would mask all of the surrounding paint off with Blue painters tape and plastic. Open the Hood and prop open so that the roundell is sitting level. Carefully place some acetone around the edge of the roundel so it will get under and start softening the glue. You may want to place a towel under the hood to catch any acetone that may pass through the two holes. Now I would take defboys advice and try working the dental floss under it little by little. It is definitely going to be some work. If the acetone gets on the paint remove it immediatly. It may take a while of adding small amounts of acetone and working with the floss.

Next time use some silicone or 3M double sided tape.

I have removed these types of glues many times from paint but never from under an roundel. I have never used the floss with acetone but it makes sense that it would work.

Good Luck and let me know how it turns out.

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sweet, thanks for the info. Sounds like it's going to take me hours. i'll let you know how it goes.
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Now hopefully you will learn not to use superglue on you car
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