Ixo/Altaya 6R4 lamp bracket removal

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Ixo/Altaya 6R4 lamp bracket removal

Post  Simon6R4 on Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:52 pm

As title says, has anyone got any tips for removing the lamp brackets from Ixo/Altaya 6R4s without damaging them? I need to re-use them for another model
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Re: Ixo/Altaya 6R4 lamp bracket removal

Post  Zeus on Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:32 pm

I get a needle on inside & push them through. Sometimes with success othertimes not.
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Post  Hampton Caught on Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:30 pm

Hi Simon,

I haven't got an answer for this but am interested in any feedback anyone has.

I have made lamp brackets from scratch using a couple of small pins, but it was a lot of effort to create the effect and it wasn't 100% successful! Crying or Very sad

Cheers, Steve
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Post  Cowley on Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:59 pm

This is what I do, although it is more reliant on Plan B than the often unreliable Plan A...

Plan A : Drill them out from behind using a 1mm drill in a pin vice, whilst trying to preserve as much of the 'peg' as possible.

Or if that doesn't work, and virtually all of the 'peg' has been drilled away, I revert to...

Plan B : Clean off what is left of the 'peg' from the back of the lamp pod bracket, and glue it carefully at 90 degrees to the end of some Evergreen 1mm cylindrical plastic rod. Once dry this is then placed into the 1mm hole on the bumper, glued, and once dried, trimmed off on the inside. After a careful touch up with silver or body colour Enamel paint - job done! Wink

Hope that helps Simon, although I always tackle them with Plan A in my mind, often reverting to Plan B when that fails though! Embarassed
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Post  Simon6R4 on Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:58 pm

Thanks for the tips Dave & David. I had thought about soaking the whole car in hot water in an attempt to soften the glue, but not tried it yet?!
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Re: Ixo/Altaya 6R4 lamp bracket removal

Post  Zeus on Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:56 pm

Maybe acetone soaked in?
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Post  Simon6R4 on Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:01 pm

Do you think the acetone would damage the plastic Lamp Bracket Dave?
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Post  Zeus on Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:20 pm

Im not sure this stuff may work: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221074961429
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Post  Simon6R4 on Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:00 pm

Cheers Dave, I could do with some of that sometimes for when I glue my fingers to models Embarassed
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Post  Zeus on Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:13 pm

Simon6R4 wrote:Cheers Dave, I could do with some of that sometimes for when I glue my fingers to models Embarassed

Lol thought it was just me
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Re: Ixo/Altaya 6R4 lamp bracket removal

Post  Simon6R4 on Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:29 am

Tried the 'soak in hot water method'... degree of success?.... 0

Everything else on the model came away easier- windows, lights, spoilers, but NOT the Lamp Brackets!!! back to the drawing board Mad
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