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Old 12-27-2012, 05:00 AM   #1
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Having difficulty removing Cyano of the painted engine cowling. Tried using cyano remover, but only seems to make it worse. Any suggestions.

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Old 12-27-2012, 12:46 PM   #2
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Re: Cyano

Just finished installing a new windshield in my son's cub. Decided to replace a warn hinge on the door. Wouldn't you know it, CA dripped on to the new windshield!

It's still there!
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:26 PM   #3
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Re: Cyano

Try some of your wife's nail polish remover. Be careful as the stuff will eat through some types of plastic. Try it on an inside part of the cowl and see if it softens it. You have to be patient as it may take quite a few applications to get the CA off. You'll probably have to repaint as well.

Sorry Huey but I can't suggest anything to get it off a clear windshield. The polish remover would probably leave a bigger smear on it.


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Old 12-27-2012, 04:55 PM   #4
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Re: Cyano

Nail polish remover = expensive scented acetone.
If it removes nail polish (lacquer) it WILL remove, soften, craze and haze even the best paint.
Acetone will NOT remove cured cyanoacrylate ester based glue.
Been there and still have over flow runs on a couple of My sport flyers to show for it.

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Old 12-27-2012, 05:34 PM   #5
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Re: Cyano

I have removed cyano from monokote,ultracote and painted (hobbypoxy and automotive paint) with no damage by soaking a paper towel with 30% heli fuel and laying it on the cyano for 10 minutes then wipeing it off a little at a time,then use windex or whatever you use to clean up glow fuel when your done.
Lower % fuels may also work never tried them.
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